Mosquito Control

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Mosquitos are making me crazy!

Mosquitoes drive me crazy!

I am really getting tired of getting bit by mosquitoes.  I currently have 5 bites on my right arm, 6 on my left arm, several on each hand, one which is on my ring finger and it’s very irritated from my wedding ring.  It also drives me crazy when I see that the darn mosquito bit right on my vein on my hand. Ugh! Also I have at least a dozen bites on my legs and more on my feet.  This really sucks!

Keep your kids away from bugs. Window and door screens are must in your house. They keep bugs from crawling inside and ensure pure air circulation at your home.

Keep your kids away from bugs.

Keep your kids away from bugs

It’s summer time and we all are enjoying to it’s fullest. But Itchy red bites might seem like an inevitable part of this season. We swat, spray, or move away from bugs when they bug us but our kids and babies cant.

Most of the children have mild reactions to insect bites yet some become very sick. Moreover mosquitoes are a big headache as they spread dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis and many more.

Spring clean Windows

Spring is the season for Screens!

Spring is the season for Screens! 

All the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the eggs are hatching this spring.

The amount of rain this year brought California out of drought.  The state had been in a serious drought since 2011.   snow packed Mountains, as well as the lakes, rivers and reservoirs are flowing massive amounts of water.

In addition, California wildflowers are in super bloom, including the well know poppy because of the increased amount of rain.  Golden poppies have started blanketing the Antelope Valley, near our shop in Acton.

What do you fear most??

What do you fear most??

What do you fear most?? Monsters, Ghosts or Mosquitoes???

It’s the time of ghosts and ghouls and all scary things, maybe things are missing or possibly moving around? Strange noises that you just can’t explain?
Do you believe in them or have any ghost stories to tell?

asian tiger mosquito danger

One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap

One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap

One Scientist Thinks He’s Built A Better Mosquito Trap. A scientist in Australia has come up with an insecticide-free way to control a particularly pesky species of mosquito.

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in the San Fernando Valley. Health officials are notifying San Fernando Valley residents that mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Porter Ranch and Sherman Oaks just had mosquito samples taken. Last week, mosquitoes found in Panorama City, tested positive. Get rid of any standing water on your properties because those spots can become mosquito-breeding sites! Take measures to keep your family safe!

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Los Angeles County West Nile Virus

Los Angeles County West Nile Virus

Within the last year, Los Angeles County has seen a rise in West Nile Virus cases with over 200 being reported and leading to the death of 17 individuals. In a recent report for the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County is the 3rd highest in West Nile Virus cases with that number expected to increase. Record high fall temperatures are contributing to the rise in cases as warmer weather helps the virus to spread in a much rapid rate.

Mosquito dropping blood

Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat

Zika Virus Threatens Homes: Nuisance to Public Health Threat

Shocking news of the mosquito-borne Zika virus bewildered thousands all over the world! The common mosquito turned from a nuisance into a serious public health threat during an outbreak that hit many around the globe last year.

CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach

CAUTION: Zika Virus Found in Long Beach

Attention all those visiting or living in the Los Angeles area. Just earlier today CBS Los Angeles news reported that the Zika Virus was found in Long Beach!

Zika Virus in local mosquitos

Zika Virus in local mosquitos

Zika Virus in local mosquitos

Zika Virus in local mosquitos.  Florida officials for the first time have detected the Zika virus in local mosquitos! Although local cases of the virus in humans were reported in Florida last month, this is the first time that mosquitos were detected.  The mosquitos under surveillance by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were to be carrying the dangerous virus.

Mosquito bite

Zika Virus – found in United States

Zika Virus – found in United States!

Zika Virus Warning and window screens!  Quality window screens and sliding screen doors on windows help prevent the spread of the Zika Virus!  This disease, discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda several decades ago. Is not just a problem in Africa and Asia, but throughout the world.  Also, it’s now found in the Western Hemisphere! This includes in the United States.  Pregnant women need to be cautious because the virus can cause Microcephaly!  This severe developmental disorder disrupts the growth of an infant’s brain giving them an abnormally small head!!

Mosquito conference saved lives in 1905

The history of mosquito control and window screens

The history of mosquito control and window screens

Window screens help reduce mosquito malaria.  Recently I have become very concerned with home owners and renters!  They have made a senseless decision to remove their window screens from their homes or apartment building windows. Just to save a couple of bucks! 

War against malaria – WWII

War against malaria

War against malaria – During World War II the United States Army faced difficult malaria control problems in America and in the battlefield. The malaria mosquito was more deadly than the enemy of the darn war.

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