Mosquito News

While we often think of mosquitoes as nothing more than annoying pests, the World Health Organization has actually identified them as the deadliest creature on Earth, responsible for more than 750,000 deaths annually, which is 50,000 times as many as sharks. With over 3,000 species worldwide, 200 in the U.S., they can act as vectors for life-threatening viruses, including Zika, West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, La Crosse, and many more.

Mosquito News from Skeeter-Treaters
How do Mosquito Treatments Work - FAQ about our Services

FAQ About How Our Mosquito Treatments Work.

.Have you ever asked yourself “How do mosquito treatments work?”   We have some of the most frequently asked questions about our services answered for you! How does Skeeter-Treaters assess a property for treatment options? For us it starts by talking with the customer to understand their needs and concerns.  Based on this we will…

Protect Yourself From Ticks

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Protect Yourself from Tick Bites. Why is it important to protect yourself from tick bites. Unlike a mosquito, ticks are slow moving insects.  They are small insects and  tend to be very patient.  Ticks have natural gifts when it comes to locating their prey.  A Ticks purpose in life is only to propagate their species. …

Mosquito Magnet

Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Have you ever found yourself at an outdoor gathering constantly batting away mosquito after mosquito while others seem to be relatively unaffected by the swarming pests? Do you wonder why you are the apparent pièce de resistance for mosquitoes anytime you venture outdoors? Well, first of all, it’s not all…

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Backyard Breeding Grounds for Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes’ Favorite Backyard Breeding Grounds to Watch Out For! Did you know it only takes as little as four days for a mosquito to go from an egg to a blood-sucking, disease-spreading adult? With all the heavy spring rain Northeast Ohio has seen over the past couple of weeks, now is the perfect time to turn…

4 Tips for Stopping Mosquitoes Around Your HOme

4 Tips for Stopping Mosquitoes Around Your Home or Property

Stop Mosquitoes From Breeding Summer is coming and Skeeter-Treaters wanted to share the best 4 tips to stop mosquitoes.  Whether you are in a residential setting or have a commercial space protection from mosquitoes is more important than ever.  Each of these ideas is easy to achieve and will help you naturally control the areas that…

Skeeter-Treaters talks about Yellow Fever

The Dangers of Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever and the Mosquitoes that Carry it. Yellow fever is transmitted to humans by the bites of infected mosquitoes. Recent outbreaks of yellow fever in South America suggest that it could be a sign of international concern.  While most developed countries are less susceptible from outbreaks, developing nations are often not equipped to handle…

Protect your family from Mosquitoes while on vacation

Mosquito Safety When on Vacation

Did You Remember to Pack Insect Repellent for Your Vacation? Vacations are a wonderful way to get away from it all.  Especially in the northern climates, we want to escape to warmer weather, beaches, and lots of sun.  Remember that when you are traveling it is important to protect your family from bug bites.  Skeeter-Treaters…

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis or (EEE) Spread by the cattail marsh mosquito after it has bitten an infected bird, Eastern Equine Encephalitis infections are quite rare among humans, but it is among the most severe mosquito-transmitted illnesses in the U.S., with a 33% mortality rate and significant brain damage present in most survivors. While…

Mosquito biting a human

La Crosse Virus (LCV)

What is the La Crosse Virus (LCV) and how is it spread? Typically found in the Midwest states, La Crosse virus is an arbovirus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito primarily affecting children 16 years of age and younger. LACV, which has seen a slow but steady increase into the southeastern portion of…

Mosquito biting a human

West Nile Virus (WNV)

West Nile Virus Originating in Africa, the West Nile virus has spread across parts of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and here at home in the United States, where it was first detected in New York City in 1999 and has since spread to 47 states and the District of Columbia. An arbovirus spread primarily…