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Do No-See-Um Bites Make You Sick?

Do No-See-Um Bites Make You Sick?

No-see-ums or biting midges are common in the US in the warmer months. Their bites can be annoying but are generally harmless. Learn some tips and tricks to repel these pests, and find out which home remedies may work to treat bites.

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Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

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Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

Just like humans, dogs are plagued by mosquitoes. But mosquitoes are more than a nuisance for your pets. They can cause potentially deadly disease in the form of heartworms in dogs. While there’s no vaccine for canines, learn other preventive measures to keep your furry friends safe this summer.

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Why Are Sticky Bug Traps Bad?

Why Are Sticky Bug Traps Bad?

Sticky traps can have unintended and tragic consequences for non-target wildlife such as birds, butterflies and other beneficial creatures that keep our ecology healthy. Learn why we strongly oppose the use of yellow sticky traps to capture carpenter bees and what you can do instead.

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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Repels Mosquitoes the Best?

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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Repels Mosquitoes the Best?

Of all the natural mosquito repellents, citronella is the most commonly known solution. Every summer, nurseries and garden centers load up on “citronella” plants for patios and landscapes, and natural mosquito repellents boast a “citronella scent.” In fact, citronella is not the real name of the plant that’s effective in repelling mosquitoes. Find out which all-natural plants Best Bee Brothers use in our All Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray! Citronella vs Lemongrass: What’s the difference? Citronella or “mosquito” plants are actually scented geraniums, a variety called Pelargonium citrosum that has very little if any ability to repel mosquitoes. However, citronella as we...

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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

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Why Are Our Traps Made Of Soft Pine Wood?

Why does Best Bee Brothers make traps out of lightweight pine wood? Learn more about carpenter bee nesting habits and behavior and find out how this important design feature is essential to attracting carpenter bees into your trap and away from your home.

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