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3 Mosquito-Borne Diseases and their Reach into Iowa

By | 2017-08-21T21:21:34+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

  West Nile Virus   The West Nile virus can be transmitted to both humans and animals through its vector: the mosquito. The majority of people infected by the West Nile virus experience no to mild symptoms. Symptoms typically include fever, headache, and body aches. Less than 1% of those infected will develop serious neurological [...]

Zika Virus Update

By | 2017-07-14T18:59:09+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

The Zika virus first became news worthy in 2015, when the country of Brazil experienced a major increase in babies born with microcephaly. The Zika virus, a mosquito borne virus known to cause birth defects, was the suspected culprit. In January of 2016, after responding to increased reports of Zika in Brazil and the Americas, [...]

6 Helpful Tips to Repel Mosquitos this summer

By | 2017-07-14T16:36:46+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

Mosquito Misting Systems Mosquito misting systems are large units that release a plume of insecticide to repel mosquitos and other pests. The most commonly used chemical is pyrethrin, an active ingredient derived from chrysanthemum flowers. Pyrethrin is an effective mosquito deterrent and its low toxicity to humans and pets makes it a great option.   [...]

The Mosquito Life Cycle

By | 2017-06-21T18:13:18+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Now that the summer heat is here, it has been warm long enough to bring in the first batch of mosquitoes. Spending quality family time outdoors gets to be a hassle when everyone is having to layer up their skin with bug spray. But don’t worry, these bugs won’t be around for the entire year! [...]

Fun Facts About Mosquitos

By | 2017-07-20T18:51:34+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

The weather is finally warm here in the Des Moines, Iowa area and with that comes those pesky little bugs that bite! Yes, mosquitos. Thankfully, you have us on your side and we aim to educate and prevent. Below is a list of fun facts about mosquitos and some of them might surprise you!   [...]

Warmer Winter Increases Mosquito Population in Central Iowa

By | 2017-05-18T22:13:56+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Unfortunately irregular weather patterns with a warmer winter will be increasing the mosquito population here in Central Iowa this year. Fortunately The Mosquito Eliminators can perform a mosquito control application on your backyard or business venue. The National Pest Management Association’s Bug barometer is forecasting a higher than usual mosquito season. Here is an [...]

Do Mosquito Applications Work?

By | 2017-05-15T04:44:29+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

Yes, but it is not permanent.  Meaning once an application had been done, all mosquitoes in that area will be eliminated, but that doesn't mean the next generation of mosquitoes isn't laying in the weeds, literally, waiting to hatch and spawn in the next 21 days.  Mosquito service are NOT PERMANENT, but they work incredibly [...]

When Are Mosquitoes Biting The Most?

By | 2017-05-15T04:42:41+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

During the summer of 2016 the Iowa State Entomology department studied the number of mosquitoes caught in their mosquito traps.  To give you a perspective the 18th week of the years was the first week of May. The large spike in mosquitoes was the 20th week of the year.  To give you a perspective [...]

Did Any Mosquitoes In Iowa Have Zika In 2016?

By | 2017-05-15T04:42:51+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

Those of us who live in Iowa are incredibly privileged to have such an outstanding research organization in our home state.  Iowa State University's entomology department is one of the best in the nation and we are lucky enough to have the entomology department keeping us informed.  Earlier this year the research was finalized that [...]

2017 Pre-Mosquito Season

By | 2017-05-15T04:43:01+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

Today, there is snow on the ground and we are expecting to see another couple inches this week, but that doesn't change the fact that the mosquitoes are hiding in your back yard. It is only a matter of time before we are sitting outside on our patios and the mosquitoes are interrupt our beautiful [...]