Mosquito season is just around the corner. Hot days, warm nights and some humidity are all very inviting to mosquitoes. As humans, we provide the ideal lifestyle for mosquitoes. We always have a water source for them to breed in, we are (mostly) hairless mammals and we live in large groups. Our lifestyle promotes a healthy feeding and breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The annoyance of mosquitoes accompanies most backyard barbeques, little league baseball games and even time spent trying to relax on the front porch swing. Unfortunately, waving our arms around or slapping the mosquitoes away will not produce the results we wish for. Sooner or later one of those mosquitoes will successfully latch on and begin sucking out your sweet, tasty blood. So you are forced to seek shelter indoors, but not without taking some fresh new mosquito bites with you.
Dangerous Mosquito Bites
Mosquito bites are unattractive and can be extremely irritating. The urge to itch is almost impossible to resist. However, there are more serious risks that a mosquito bite presents than just the annoying welt. Mosquitoes can transmit a number of diseases. Malaria is the most well-known mosquito transmitted illness. When an infected mosquito bites you, it injects the Malaria parasites into your blood. These parasites then travel through the blood stream to your liver, where the parasite begin to multiply. Eventually these parasites make it into your red blood cells and that is when you will begin to feel ill. Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Dengue Fever are also known mosquito transmitted illnesses.
Decrease Mosquito Populations
There are a few things you can do to decrease the mosquito population in your homes, yard and neighborhood. Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs in and for the larva to develop into full grown mosquitoes, which then bite you when outside. Make sure you do a complete search of your property to ensure you have no standing water. Turn every container that can hold water upside down if possible. Make sure that your gutters drain well, it takes a very small amount of water for mosquitoes to begin to multiply.
There are a handful of plants that are known to help repel the presence of mosquitoes. Horse-mint has a scent that is similar to citronella and mosquitoes cannot stand it. Rosemary is an herb we use to season our food with, but can also help keep mosquitoes at bay. Mosquitoes detest the scent of Marigolds. Consider adding a row of Marigolds to your garden to shield your yard from mosquitoes.
Repel Mosquitoes with the MistAway Mosquito Misting System
These do it yourself tips can help lighten the mosquito traffic around your yard and home, however there is another solution that is much more successful and highly effective. The MistAway Mosquito Misting System will keep mosquitoes buzzing and bites away from you and your family. You will be able to enjoy that backyard barbeque or front porch swing without the company of the irritating mosquito. Bio-Tech Pest Control technicians will install the MistAway Mosquito Misting System into your landscape. The fine mist drifts around the property and settles on the grass and landscaping, killing any mosquitoes that it comes into contact with. For the most effective and professional mosquito solution, contact Bio-Tech Pest Control to install the MistAway Mosquito Misting System and truly begin to enjoy your outdoor living.