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Residential Pest Control – Mosquitos
Just as that which is red is known to enrage and attract a bull, dark clothing will invite mosquitoes. Avoid the tendency to wear garments that are darker in color or shade if you’re interested in keeping mosquitoes at bay. In addition, scents such as colognes, perfumes, and after-shave also provide an invitation to these pesky insects.
Air-Conditioned environments are not conducive to providing the type of scenario mosquitoes prefer. Whenever possible, stay indoors in a climate-controlled area so that you’ll remove the possibility of mosquitoes becoming a nuisance. You may still find the occasional errant mosquito, but it is typically safe in the air-conditioning. This is true for both the daytime and nighttime hours.
If possible, try to avoid participating in outdoor activities at night. After the sun goes down, the atmosphere is ripe with mosquitoes, and the possibility of being bitten is increased significantly, especially if there is a body of exposed water nearby since this is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
When the need to go outdoors in the evening can’t be avoided, wear appropriate clothing that will discourage mosquitoes. Covering the arms and legs is always a good idea since they tend to gravitate toward human extremities, particularly the legs, ankles, and feet. Long-sleeved shirts, full-length pants, and closed shoes are your best choices.
For those who prefer to spend time in an enclosed screened area such as a screened porch, mosquitoes may be able to gain access to the room through holes in the screens or other areas which aren’t sealed. If this happens and the room is screened, you can apply pesticide to the room’s interior. Don’t make the mistake of doing this if the room isn’t adequately ventilated by screens, though, or the effects of the spray may also overcome you.
If you’re sleeping outdoors (such as in a camping scenario), or need to open a window that doesn’t contain a screen when you’re sleeping each night, be sure to use mosquito nets that are designed to cover the bed area. Not only are you more vulnerable to bites when asleep due to the inability to protect yourself and the fact that mosquitoes are out in force at night but it only takes one bite to become infected by one of the many diseases that these pests can carry.
Insect repellants are always a good idea and can even help to reduce the incidents of mosquito bites when indoors. There are several effective repellants on the market today which are easy to apply and non-greasy. This should be applied to all exposed areas, except those near the facial features, and is effective when used on adults and children.
In addition to the fact that mosquitoes are both annoying and cause some discomfort when you’re unfortunate enough to be the entree on their daily menu, they also carry diseases that can affect the animal, bird and human populations. In order to keep the possibility of such a fate to a minimum, you’ll need to initiate steps to control these pests in the home environment. Water that accumulates in tires, buckets and other types of outdoor containers provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Your yard should be carefully inspected for any signs of pooled water that might attract these in.
Fighting mosquitoes doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or troublesome. With just a bit of effort, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are mosquito-free.
Problems with Household Pests Such As Ants And Mosquitoes.
Get Natural Pest Control Now! Having household pests such as ants and mosquitoes in your home can lead to big problems. They might seem like small pests, but they have destructive potential. For example, many of us are familiar with ants and we hardly even fear them. But if you are a house owner with children, you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss them. Ants are usually a huge problem to homeowners due to their numbers and scattered colonies. Most of the time, ants are just a minor annoyance. Occasionally, they will get into your food or bite and sting you. Even if their bites aren’t deadly, they may cause minor swelling.