Mosquito and Pest Control

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4 Proactive Lake and Pond Management Tips to Help Manage Midges

July 7th, 2020

Written by: Sam Sardes, Weed Science Director, Certified Lake Professional Summer brings beautiful weather for most of the country, but with the joys of warmer temperatures, we should prepare for our six-legged, winged friends: midges. Midges are an important part of the aquatic food web as many fish rely on them as a primary food […]

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How to Get Rid of Aquatic Midge Flies in Freshwater Ponds

March 16th, 2020

Written by: David Cottrell, District Manager and Botanist I recently met with a client who recounted a story of a lakefront cookout that was plagued by thousands of swarming insects. The culprits were midge flies and they created a terrible nuisance as neighbors tried to enjoy a beautiful evening together in Northeast Florida. The midges […]

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Prevent Mosquito-borne Diseases in Your Community

August 29th, 2019

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been top of mind this spring, but as the summer season nears, it brings with it additional virus concerns. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) estimates that mosquito populations will be unusually high this year, putting hundreds of our nation’s communities at critical risk of exposure to West Nile, Zika, Eastern Equine […]

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10 Tips to Protect Your Water Resources and Community This Summer

June 12th, 2019

Summer means longer, sunnier days filled with fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. But as the warm weather arrives, it can create conditions that may be dangerous for the health and well-being of your family and the environment. Implementing the following proactive and sustainable strategies—or working with your homeowners association, parks service or municipality to […]

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6 Tips to Reduce Nuisance Mosquitoes & Disease in Your Community

July 2nd, 2018

Summer is typically the time when communities, associations and property owners get the most out of their lakes, ponds and wetland ecosystems, but pesky mosquitoes can interrupt recreational activities and overall enjoyment of the outdoors. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry debilitating diseases, including Zika, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus, which […]

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Best Practices For Mosquito Management In and Around Your Waterbody

April 23rd, 2018

What comes to mind when you think of warm weather? Maybe a nice, relaxing day on the beach or lake? Or maybe it’s the reminder that pesky bugs will be making their comeback for the summer. Out of all the little annoyances, mosquitoes are often considered the worst. In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes pose […]

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Managing Mosquitoes: Help Reduce the Spread of Disease

June 19th, 2017

AS SEEN IN Various Community Associations Institute Chapter Newsletters: Written by Industry Expert Gavin Ferris, Ecologist I was on a genealogy website not long ago when I was reading about an ancestor, and this line stuck out to me: “…the first year after his return from the army he was able to do but little […]

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Tips To Reduce Mosquitoes & Disease In Your Community

May 25th, 2017

Memorial Day marked the unofficial beginning of summer—and the onset of mosquito season. Cold-blooded mosquitoes thrive in balmy temperatures and can get dangerously out of hand without proper management. To limit the impact of mosquitoes during summer travel and activities, SOLitude Lake Management, an industry leader in lake and pond management, fisheries management and related […]

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10 Ways To Help Reduce Mosquitoes & Disease In Your Community

April 25th, 2017

Mosquitoes are a royal pain that nobody wants to deal with. And in addition to being an annoyance, mosquitoes pose a serious threat to public health, as they transmit dangerous diseases like Zika and West Nile virus. Here are 10 ways to help reduce mosquitoes in and around your lake or pond, and throughout your […]

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Mosquito Control: What You Should Know About Zika

July 26th, 2016

Worldwide, mosquito-borne illnesses are a serious public health concern and affect nearly 700 million people each year. Zika virus (ZIKV), a relatively unknown and unstudied virus, has been a hot topic in the news over the past several months – and rightfully so. ZIKV has spread quickly through Latin America and the Caribbean, and over […]

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