There are very few pests that can ruin an outdoor gathering faster than mosquitoes. There is nothing these pests love doing more than crashing parties and stealing food- and by food, we mean people’s blood. If you are tired of swatting mosquitoes off your body and are looking for a way to keep these annoying and dangerous pests off , here are a few tips that are sure to help.

Understand Your Enemy

. They can fly, unlike other blood-feeding pests like fleas and ticks, they lay eggs by the hundreds on a regular basis, and they can detect a potential blood meal from over 165 feet away. All these things combined make these pests the most prevalent and aggravating of outdoor pests.

Assess Your Risk

Mosquitoes are not just annoying; . How dangerous? Well, according to all metrics, they are the deadliest creature on the planet and responsible for over a million human deaths each year. Most of these deaths occur in third world countries where treatment for mosquito-spread diseases is less accessible. Although fatality is less common in the United States, getting sick from a mosquito bite is still a strong possibility. Some of the most common diseases mosquitoes spread here in America include chikungunya, West Nile virus, and Zika virus.

Put In Place Prevention

Mosquitoes are not buzzing around your property for no reason. If these pests are around, then there is something nearby that is attracting them. Most commonly, mosquitoes are drawn to properties by sources of stagnant water where they can lay their eggs. If you have ornate pools or birdbaths in your yard, make sure to change out their water at least once every four days. In addition to this, take a walk around your property and eliminate sources of standing water. To keep these pests from laying their eggs inside a pond on your property, invest in mosquitofish. One thing you should know is that mosquitoes are notoriously bad at flying and have trouble landing if there is a light breeze. For this reason, we recommend installing fans around covered outdoor lounging areas. If you plan on leaving your property and suspect mosquitoes will be around, use these self prevention tips.

  • Wear lighter colored clothing.
  • Wear sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Apply insect repellant to your skin and clothing.
  • Avoid leaving your property between dawn and dusk.
  • Do not exercise around mosquito dense areas.

Studies have also shown that people who have type O blood are tastier to mosquitoes and more likely to be bitten. If this is the case for you, we are sorry but hope this explains why mosquitoes choose you over your friends.

Know When To Call A Professional

Depending on the species, a mosquito can fly anywhere from 300 feet to three miles without landing. Unless you live on a large property and regularly eliminate sources of water build-up, or convince all of your neighbors to also put in place prevention tips, you will never truly be free of mosquito problems.

Your best option to keep mosquitoes away is to invest in ongoing professional abatement services courtesy of Green Home Pest Control. Our team only uses natural chemical-free products and believes in a more integrated approach when handling pests around properties. From top-tier services to friendly technicians you can count on, our team offers everything your property needs to fight back against annoying and dangerous mosquitoes.

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