In the Making: A Vaccine for Zika

A new phase of testing has begun for a vaccine to protect people against the Zika virus. As you may have heard, the virus has been responsible for birth defects in babies born to infected mothers across South, Central, and North America. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a human trial is set to start soon to test the vaccine on 2500 volunteers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil – places where Zika has impacted the population. It is hoped that a vaccine can curb the rate infection, which would then work to decrease the number...
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Protect your Memorial Day BBQ with QuickNix Treatments

Summer is just around the corner. Like many Houston residents, you're probably looking forward to enjoying outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Unfortunately, mosquitoes descend upon the area with the changing of the seasons, and they can put a huge damper on Memorial Day barbecues and other get togethers. Why spend your summer slapping mosquitoes away when QuickNix mosquito treatments by MosquitoNix can eliminate more than 90 percent of these nasty pests from your property? Read on to learn more about our proprietary treatments. Here Come the Mosquitoes Compared with many areas, Houston enjoys pretty nice weather throughout the year. Summertime...
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Is Zika Still an Issue in Houston?

Last year, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus had reached epidemic levels and become a global emergency. As a result, many people began upping their mosquito protection and avoiding Zika-infected countries. However, with so much happening in the political world lately, news of the Zika virus has somewhat fallen off the radar. This has caused many people to forget about the virus and assume it isn’t a problem anymore. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Zika is still a serious threat in Texas. The Zika Virus: A Danger to Pregnant Women Zika is primarily spread by mosquitoes. It can...
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When's the Best Time of Year to Install a Misting System?

MosquitoNix offers spraying and misting services to residential and business clients in the areas around Houston. Misting solutions are designed for efficient pest control that will work all year long. We are careful to target areas around the home that could be nesting grounds for mosquitoes. Misting services around the perimeter are known to be effective, but they only work if the installation of the system is performed during the right time of year. We work to educate consumers about the benefits of installing misting systems during the early part of the spring season. MosquitoNix Misting Systems Our services are designed...
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Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It's Cold Out?

Where Do Mosquitoes Go When It's Cold Out? With the warmth and humidity that is typical of our climate, many residents lived in fear this past summer of West Nile and especially Zika from mosquito bites. Although the Zika problem was not as vast as it is in other countries, there were still reports of it in the United States. Local residents are now wondering when it is safe to go outdoors to enjoy the nicer temperatures, where the mosquitoes are living and when they will return. When Do Mosquitoes Disappear? Mosquitoes are cold-blooded creatures. The armies of small blood suckers...
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