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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 Mosquitoes Grow

How Do Mosquitoes Grow?

Mosquitoes Grow In Four Stages   Did you  know that mosquitoes grow in four distinct stages?  The first stage is when the egg is laid.  A female mosquito can lay up to 400 eggs and each egg is laid one-at-a-time.  Preventing the eggs from being laid in the first place is key to improving your…

Skeeter-Treaters Travel Tips: Malaria

Skeeter-Treaters Travel Tips: The Threat of Malaria

Skeeter-Treaters Travel Tips: The Threat of Malaria As hurricane season in the tropics presses on, the threat of mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, including Malaria, continues to grow. Standing water and balmier temperatures in warmer regions create the perfect conditions for mosquito populations to explode. Here’s what you’ll need to know before traveling to…

Skeeter-Treater Travel Tips

Skeeter-Treater’s Travel Tips: Zika

Skeeter-Treater’s Travel Tips: Zika Planning a trip to the Riviera Maya, Cancun, or the Caribbean? You may be aware you now need a passport for such travels. Are you also aware these regions are home to several deadly mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika? Here’s what you need to know about traveling to regions where Zika is…

Safely Avoiding Mosquito Bites While Pregnant

Avoiding Mosquito Bites While Pregnant

If you’re pregnant and you’ve noticed mosquitoes seem especially drawn to you this summer, it’s not your imagination. Scientists have discovered that pregnant women attract twice as many mosquitoes as your non-pregnant companions do. Why? Because they’re are drawn to carbon dioxide, and while you’re breathing for two, you’re also exhaling 21% more CO2. Not…

Sharks v. Mosquitoes

Sharks v. Mosquitoes: Which is Deadlier?

As one of the coolest creatures on earth, it’s no surprise sharks are given an entire week when it seems the whole world is obsessed with all things shark-related. They’re fierce predators who’ve inspired timeless classics like Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, and, of course, the Oscar-worthy Sharknado. But did you know sharks only kill 10…

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…

Standing water found around the yard

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…