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Three Easy & Effective Ways To Reduce Mosquitoes Around Your Souderton Property

August 12, 2020

 

Mosquitoes are some of the most annoying and dangerous pests on the planet. No outdoor gathering is the same when these needle-nosed menaces are around. Weddings are quickly ruined as guests slap themselves, picnics are cut short to avoid being bitten too many times, and cookouts are nearly impossible to enjoy when mosquitoes come to the party. To help you fight back against mosquitoes on and around your Souderton property here are three easy and effective control tips.

What Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are insects that rely on blood to survive. Specifically, female mosquitoes need blood to produce viable eggs, while males live on a diet of nectar.

Mosquitoes aren’t nocturnal pests, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about them biting you at night. It is only after the sun has risen that mosquitoes emerge and start causing trouble. Although active all day long, mosquitoes are most likely to bite you during dusk and dawn.

To find their prey, mosquitoes use a few different factors, including dark colors, heat, and sweat. Another common way mosquitoes find their prey is with carbon dioxide, a gas that is emitted from the mouths of humans and animals during breathing. Some studies have shown mosquitoes to be more attracted to certain blood types.

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Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?

If you were to look up the “most dangerous creature,” mosquitoes would be the result you would find. To put how dangerous mosquitoes are into perspective, consider this. Mosquitoes beat humans in average humans killed by over 500,000. How are they able to do this? Entirely by spreading diseases. Have you heard of malaria? This is just one of the many deadly diseases mosquitoes can carry and spread. Fortunately, our health care services here in the United States are advanced and mosquito-borne disease is much less rampant here than it is in third-world countries. Despite this, you should still do your best to avoid being bitten as much as possible.

The First Step To Mosquito Prevention: Eliminate Breeding Grounds

The first thing you can do to combat mosquitoes around your Souderton property is to eliminate the locations where they commonly lay their eggs. If you did not know, mosquitoes require pools of stagnant water to lay their eggs and these pools need to stay still for five days for eggs to hatch. Keeping this in mind, eliminate all sources of stagnant water from around your property. In the case of birdbaths and ornate pools, replace the water in them every four days, or invest in ones that keep water circulating.

The Second Step To Mosquito Prevention: Make Yourself Less Attractive

Mosquitoes are attracted to people by a number of factors. Some can’t be controlled, others can. Here are a few things you can do to deter mosquitoes from biting you when you are out on or around your property:

  • Wear light-colored clothing.

  • Apply insect repellent to your body.

  • Avoid exercising during dusk or dawn.

  • Stay away from swamps or other mosquito-infested areas.

The Third Step To Mosquito Prevention: Hire A Professional

The absolute best thing you can do to deal with mosquitoes around your Souderton property is to partner with a professional. At Moyer Pest Control, we can equip your property with long-lasting mosquito repellent designed to reduce your chances of being bitten to almost zero. We also offer one-time service visits for outdoor gatherings such as weddings, cookouts, and other important gatherings.

Want to know how we treat properties? Give us a call today. We can discuss your options with you and help you find the best option to fit your individual needs.

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