Ask The Entomologist: Bee and Pollinator FAQs

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As you know, we at Mosquito Authority love bees almost as much as we dislike mosquitoes! We train our Specialists to only treat areas where mosquitoes live and hang out, and to avoid blooming foliage where pollinators reside. Our founder, Joey Osborne, is a beekeeper, as are many of our franchisees and customers, and there are no reported ill effects even though we treat within 10 feet of active, healthy, backyard hives. 

Dr. Craig Stoops, our resident Entomologist, helps answer some of our commonly-asked questions about pollinators we see in our yards.

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How Mosquitoes Helped Shape the Course of Human History

aedes_aegypti_cdc-gathanyFifty-two billion people—almost half of the cumulative human population—are thought to have perished at the hands of a creature no bigger than a fingernail: the mosquito. In his new book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, historian Timothy Winegard exposes this insect as not merely an itchy pest, but a force of nature that has dictated the outcome of significant events throughout human history. From ancient Athens to World War II, Winegard highlights key moments when mosquito-borne diseases caused militaries to crumble, great leaders to fall ill, and populations to be left vulnerable to invasion.

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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?

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If you are a Mosquito Authority client, you know the pleasure of mosquito-free living. When you leave your property, however, you will need to find other ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Even if you take precautions, do you still seem to get bitten? Do you feel like mosquitoes target you more than other people you hang out with? It may not be your imagination.

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Staying Comfortable In Your Outdoor Space

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Summertime means outdoor fun time, but it’s no fun if the bugs chase you back in. Of course, at Mosquito Authority we know how to keep you free of mosquitoes and ticks. Regular barrier treatment and preventative service will keep you mosquito-free and tick-free between treatments. 

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