Get ready for the mosquito season in Calgary - the mosquitoes have arrived with the recent rain. Up until yesterday, you could walk out of the house without having to worry about the mosquitoes paying a visit but things have changed overnight.
The mosquito season here in Calgary was expected to be moderate according to experts in the area due to May's dry weather. Then the rain began and the mosquitoes apparently had a different plan to follow.
Larvae are being treated in all areas of Calgary and officials are asking residents to look for any standing water that may be on their property and to do their best to get rid of it. It's also a good idea to cover up - especially when you are heading out during the dusk or dawn hours, to avoid the attack of these mosquitoes.
If you're trying to avoid deet...
There's a new bug repellent that you can take orally that has been created by a Calgary entrepreneur. Erin Bosch has created a new product called Mozi-Q, which is an all-natural mosquito repellent that Health Canada has recently approved.
It's a homeopathic preparation based on research done by Bosch into remedies that would keep blood hungry bugs away like ticks and mosquitoes. Staphysagria is the main ingredient, which is derived from plants. Erin Bosch began giving it to her patients and they continued to return to ask for more of the product. Most people that take the remedy find that the mosquitoes are definitely repelled and that if they do get bitten they don't experience as much swelling.
This is a non-toxic mosquito repellent that can also work on other bugs, gets to work in about 30 minutes and doesn't have any side effects. Health food stores are currently stocking up on this product that is expected to fly off the shelves as people continue to look for safer alternatives to bug problems that don't contain toxic deet.