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What is Chikunguny?

It is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes. The symptoms usually appear 3-7 days after a bite and include fever, joint pain, possible headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and rash. Death is rare and most people feel better within a week. Those reported with the disease had visited Haiti and it’s also appeared in other Carribean nations.

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THEY’RE BACK!

With the temperatures in the high 80’s this last week, the mosquitoes are back in full force!

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Mosquito Facts & Tips

  • The most common mosquito in the U.S  is the Southern house mosquito
  • Any species can carry West Nile Virus, yellow fever and malaria
  • Disease is spread when the mosquitoes feed on blood
  • Usually females feed on blood and males feed on plant nectar
  • The female needs blood to lay eggs
  • The typical female lives 2-4 weeks as an adult
  • The female can lay as many as 300 eggs at a time
  • From one female, in one season, more than 4 million will descend
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2014 Mosquito Season

Guardian Pest Solutions is gearing up for the mosquito season and we need your help in deterring these nasty pests! Here’s how:

  • Eliminate standing water
  • Keep areas free of dead leaves, limbs and debris
  • Keep grass cut and raked
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Apr 2014
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Take The Bite Out Of Your Backyard

We all want to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s no fun when you’re pestered by
biting mosquitoes, some of which can carry disease. Here are some easy steps
you can take to help reduce conditions in your yard that breed these pests.
Mosquitoes lay eggs in still, standing water. These eggs hatch into larvae, which
turn into biting adults. This whole process from egg to adult might take only
seven days! Even a teaspoon of water is enough for pests to breed. That’s why it’s
important to tip over items that collect water and prevent standing water from
accumulating around your home.

Click here for tips to reduce your backyard pests!

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May 2012
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Tick-borne illnesses soar in Tennessee

As of mid-May there have been 74 cases in Tennessee of people getting sick from tick-borne illness. Six in Davidson County and 15 in surrounding counties. This is a three fold increase from the same period a year ago. Use insect repellents with DEET on your skin and clothing to protect you from tick bites. Keeping your grass mowed is one of the best ways to keep ticks at bay.

To read more in Sunday’s Tennessean, click here.

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May 2012
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Look What the Cat Dragged In: Protecting Your Pets From Pests

“Pet owners should take special care to protect their pets from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes this season,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). “These pests are not just an annoyance, but could pose serious health threats to your pet and your family.” Read on…

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Apr 2012
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Mosquitoes

One of the best known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil and can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
Only the female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar. They are most active from dusk to dawn and will fly up to 14 miles for a blood meal. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths.

Mosquitoes are well-known to spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria and dengue fever. Over 300 million cases of malaria are reported  resulting in 100 million deaths vs. 300,000 to 600,000 cases of West Nile Virus.

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Mar 2012
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