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‘Zika mosquito’ eggs found in the UK

October 20, 2016

People in Stanford near Folkestone in Kent, have been sent letters telling them Asian tiger mosquito eggs had been discovered nearby. Public Health England said no further evidence of the insect had been detected. It said there was “currently no risk to public health in the UK”. Jolyon Medlock, head of medical entomology at Public […]

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Mosquitoes even more of a problem after Hurricane Matthew.

October 20, 2016

St. Johns County, FL – Mosquitoes have become even more of a problem in Florida after Hurricane Matthew, Anastasia Mosquito Control has received more than 1,000 calls a day about mosquito problems since the storm. “I live on the marsh. It’s a constant battle, but that’s Florida. That’s just the way it is,” St. Johns […]

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Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion

September 30, 2016

Congress Finally Passes Zika Funding Bill; Provides $1.1 Billion More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects. President Barack Obama signed stopgap spending bill Thursday. It provides $1.1 billion to use in continuing work […]

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We have just won "The Cool New Product Award!"

September 26, 2016

We have just won “The Cool New Product Award!” The award was received from the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association which is a state wide organization. FNGLA is Florida’s oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the Florida’s environmental horticulture industry, which has an estimated $15.2 billion in industry-wide sales annually. Very well […]

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Protests in Miami Beach against the use of Naled

September 23, 2016

Miami-Dade should stop using Naled to fight Zika The insecticide, Naled, which was sprayed over an area of Miami-Dade County twice last week and is due to be sprayed again this weekend in an effort to stop the spread of the Zika virus, is a potent neurotoxin that kills adult mosquitoes on contact. The protesters […]

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Zika Funding Fails Again in Congress

September 7, 2016

Congress came back from a seven-week break Tuesday and once again failed to move forward a bill that would pay for a federal Zika response. As senators traded barbs about whose fault it was, Florida health officials said they’d found seven more home-grown cases of Zika, six of them part of an outbreak in Miami […]

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Top 5 facts you should know about mosquitoes

September 2, 2016

Mosquitoes have a nasty habit of biting us when we are trying to enjoy the great outdoors. But it’s not just annoying, mosquitoes can actually be dangerous. Here are the Top 5 facts you should know about mosquitoes before you head out for your next hike and plan for a way to keep them at […]

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Why we are pyrethrin free

August 17, 2016

Here at Sprinkler Magician chose to go the natural, safe, and effective route, and we have developed an integrated pest control system that does not use any Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids. The reason for that is simple, according to a survey of U.S. poison control centers by the EPA, pyrethrins cause more insecticide poisoning incidents than […]

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Palm Beach County has first case of locally-acquired Zika virus

August 9, 2016

The first case of locally-acquired Zika virus has arrived in Palm Beach County. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the infected person recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, ground zero for an outbreak of Zika acquired through domestic mosquitoes. State health officials are attempting to determine where the unidentified person contracted the virus. Before Monday’s announcement, the […]

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CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak

August 2, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an unprecedented travel warning Monday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community just north of downtown Miami, where Zika is actively circulating. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to an American neighborhood for fear […]

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