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Five Ways You Are Unknowingly Attracting Souderton Mosquitoes

June 3, 2020

 

One pest that almost every person in Souderton can’t stand is the mosquito. These are one of the most hated pests, and they can become quite a big problem in the warmer months. They are extremely annoying to deal with because they suck on human blood, and their resulting bites can be quite itchy.

This small, flying insect has six long, thin legs that dangle from its thorax. They suck blood through a long proboscis. After a blood meal, their bodies swell slightly.

a mosquito biting human skin

While mosquitoes are an obnoxious pest, they are more than that. They are dangerous and actually considered one of the most dangerous animals in the world. This is because they spread pathogens from one host to the next by sucking their blood. Because of this, mosquitoes can spread some of the most deadly diseases in the world.

How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?

No one likes to get a mosquito bite. They quickly develop into a welt and are often quite itchy for a few days. However, while the bite itself can be annoying, the real problem is the risks a bite can pose. 
 
Mosquitoes are extremely dangerous pests because they can spread so many diseases from host to host. While it’s only the females of the species that suck blood, they are common enough to be problematic in any backyard, especially during the warmer months of the year.
While not all mosquitoes bites lead to disease, it’s always good to be cautious because mosquitoes can spread diseases such as:

  • West Nile virus

  • Dengue

  • Malaria

  • Yellow fever

  • Encephalitis 

  • Other allergic reactions

West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne illness in the United States, and it can be a serious health problem.

Five Ways You Could Be Attracting Mosquitoes
Since mosquitos are so dangerous, it’s important to know how to keep them away. Certain things attract mosquitoes to a property or a person, so being proactive will go a long way in mitigating your mosquito problem.

Here are five ways you could be attracting mosquitoes to your Souderton property:

  1. Wearing dark clothing: Darker colors will stand out to mosquitoes. Instead, wear light or bright colors to make yourself less appealing. 

  2. Areas of standing water: Mosquitoes need stagnant water to breed. Inspect your yard for areas where water collects. 

  3. Body heat: Mosquitoes are attracted to our carbon dioxide and our body heat. If you've just exercised, mosquitoes are more likely to find you.

  4. Pregnant women: Pregnant women have an increased blood supply and often a slightly elevated temperature making them more attractive to mosquitos. 

  5. Time and location: Mosquitoes are more active at dusk. They also like the shade, so you will find them in wooded areas throughout the day.

The Best Way To Keep Mosquitos Out Of Your Souderton Yard

While taking prevention steps can help keep mosquitoes away, they are a hard pest to eliminate. While things like insect repellant and citronella candles can help for short periods of time, they don’t address the problem.

The most effective way to reduce the mosquito population on your Souderton property is to contact the professionals at Moyer Pest Control. We inspect your property for breeding areas, eliminate attractants, and use state-of-the-art methods to treat breeding sites. We offer seasonal and one-time treatments to fit your needs and your budget. Reach out to us today! 

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