Are mosquitoes attracted to particular blood types?

If you want to go outside without getting bit, then you are probably wondering what steps you can take to keep mosquitoes away from you and your family. For all of recorded history, these flying insects have caused trouble for individuals from all walks of life. Itching, small bumps, and diseases are what you can expect from the parasites, and staying proactive is vital if you care about your health. Some people have asked whether mosquitoes favor certain blood types, and learning the facts can give you an idea of how to prevent the problem. By learning to discourage mosquitoes, you...
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Zika-Related Birth Defects in the US

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in every 10 women who have a Zika virus infection while they are pregnant will have a baby with birth defects related to the virus. Zika infections have been identified in 44 states, possibly infecting almost 1300 expectant mothers. That is a scary statistic for a virus that most people think of as being something that won’t impact them in their own back yard. The scariest thing about the Zika virus is how it can be transmitted. We know that mosquitoes are the culprits for most Zika infections, but...
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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

Throwing a Memorial Day barbecue is a great way to celebrate the return of summer. In Charleston, however, enjoying outdoor gatherings this time of year is often easier said than done due to the annual influx of mosquitoes. If you're tired of mosquitoes putting a damper on your outdoor fun, it's time to call MosquitoNix. Our proprietary QuickNix mosquito treatments are the hands-down best way to reduce mosquito populations. In three simple steps, these treatments will eliminate more than 90 percent of mosquitoes from the premises. Read on to find out what QuickNix can do for you. Summertime Means Mosquito Time...
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Is Zika Still an Issue in Charleston?

If you’re not concerned about the Zika virus, you should be. Zika is transmitted in several ways, and you or someone in your family could become infected even in your own backyard. As of January 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 60 travel-related cases of Zika statewide. Thirteen of those were in Charleston. Educating yourself about the virus and taking steps to prevent it could make all the difference in your family’s health. How Is Zika Transmitted? The virus is primarily spread to humans by certain mosquitoes. In our state, yellow fever mosquitoes and Asian tiger mosquitoes...
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When's the Best Time of Year to Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix provides comprehensive mosquito control to businesses and residential customers in Charleston. Our services are designed to address the key areas around your home where mosquitoes tend to build their nests. The misting system is a complete solution that destroys the conditions that allow mosquitoes to swarm during the warmest months of the year. We also provide consumer education about the benefits of installing a misting system during a specific part of the year. We address this because many customers do not understand that the timing of the installation will affect the outcome. We also provide mosquito spraying services to interested...
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