Mosquitoes; Much More than Just the Most Annoying Insects Spring is just around the corner and with it comes blossoming flowers, warmer temperatures and longer days. Spring is the perfect time to get back in the habit of back yard barbecues, baseball games and leisurely walks with the dog. Unfortunately, spring is also a time when mosquitoes slowly begin to come out in force and cause a great deal of annoyance to anyone they come into contact with. Mosquitoes flourish in the springtime due to … [Read more...] about World’s Deadliest Animal: Mosquitoes
Common Pests Manhattan New York: There are literally countless insects in the world. A lot of them, we are thrilled are not living in our backyards. Others, we are thankful live on other continents. Thanks to those in the pest control profession, pest outbreaks and infestations can be dealt with. 1. Getting Rid of Cockroaches. Nasty little insects that manage to make you yelp when flickering the light on in the middle night. They have 6 little legs that help them scurry quickly, leaving … [Read more...] about Common Pests Manhattan New York
Here Are 6 Tips for Mosquito Elimination Around Your Home Though they’re at their worst in the depths of summer, mosquito families are still alive and kicking in your neighborhood. You may have thought they went away, but just wait for that next big rain. The following morning, or maybe two days later, you’ll have a brand new swarm of mosquitoes in the air around your yard. But why? The problem is, a mosquito dies at the season's first frost. Until that happens, they continue to live … [Read more...] about Mosquito Elimination Around Home
Forget bug spray. A new app claims to be able to repel mosquitoes. And it’s not a joke: the app’s called the Anti Mosquito Sonic Repeller, and it causes smartphones to release a high-frequency vibration that mosquitoes (allegedly) avoid. The app is currently available for free in both the iTunes and Android App Stores. So are our days of itching bites from Nassau mosquitoes over? Hardly. The makers of the app admit that it’s “not 100%” effective. And in marketing lingo, making that statement … [Read more...] about An App to Repel Nassau Mosquitoes?!
In a recent post, we talked about how one of Bill Gates’ major goals was to help solve the massive malaria problem that continues to plague third-world countries—he’s donated billions of dollars to the cause. Here’s some general information about malaria: Where'd it come from? Even though Anopheles mosquitoes take the brunt of the blame for malaria, they’re not actually the guilty party—that would be protozoans of the Plasmodium genus. These protozoans infect the mosquitoes and end up in their … [Read more...] about Malaria 101: Things You Should Know
Bill Gates is the man. Let’s turn the clocks back to the year 2000. Y2K has just passed, and the people who predicted the end of civilization feel stupid. Bill Gates is the richest man on Earth, and the CEO of the most powerful corporation in the world at the time—Microsoft. He could have done anything, but he chose to step down as CEO and lead a life of philanthropy, using his fortune to improve the lives of as many unfortunate people as possible. This led him to set his sights on African … [Read more...] about Mosquitoes & Malaria Fighter: Bill Gates
All About Mosquitoes NYC: The next twenty years should bring fantastic advances in bioengineering. We’ll be able to manipulate both our genes and the genes of the species we interact with in ways we can’t begin to imagine. One of the first big bioengineering projects, of course, will be designing a virus that quickly infects every mosquito alive, causing them to die slow, miserable deaths (while leaving other species in perfect health), effectively eradicating every mosquito from the face of … [Read more...] about All About Mosquitoes NYC