Find Out What Attracts Mosquitoes and What You Can Do About It
There are several sounds that are deemed undeniably annoying: nails on a chalkboard, styrofoam rubbing together and mosquitoes buzzing in your ear! However, unlike inanimate objects, these problematic pests have the ability to cause itchy bites and even spread disease! While killing these insects on the spot can somewhat discourage others from returning, it is best to eliminate mosquitoes at the source. That’s where the experts at AllWet come in! We understand how annoying and even dangerous excessive mosquito activity can be. Therefore, we have put together a few tips to help you wage the battle against mosquitoes as the weather starts warming up!
They Dig the Heat!
Because mosquitoes are cold-blooded animals, they are unable to regulate their own body temperature. Therefore, they rely on other sources of warmth to sustain them. This is why they often emerge during the less-blistering evening hours in search of food. If your body temperature is greater than others around you, it could mean you will be the main target of interest! If you are pregnant or have recently been participating in strenuous activities, you may be more vulnerable to these pesky pests. Consider using mosquito repellent as well as wearing long sleeves and pants to deter these insect invaders!
Standing Water Is A No-No:
Mosquitoes can breed rapidly in standing water! This means pools, birdbaths and puddles around your home are all fair game. If you have decorative fixtures such as a standing pond or waterfall, consider purchasing some fish that consider mosquitoes a delicacy such as minnows or guppies. Additionally, you may want to treat any standing water with Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacteria that eliminates mosquito larva but is harmless to humans.
Defend Your Yard!
When the sun is at its highest during the day, mosquitoes may find shelter in tall grass and weeds. Therefore, we recommend that you cut your grass regularly to discourage any insects from hiding out on your property until dusk when it’s cool enough for them to emerge and search for food. AllWet also offers a yard defense program specifically designed to eliminate mosquitoes and ticks alike and help keep your household safe and comfortable. During a scheduled visit, one of our experts will treat:
- The perimeter of your home.
- The perimeter of your lawn.
- Any harboring areas in between such as trees, mulch beds and bushes.
If you would like to learn more about who or what mosquitoes are most attracted to and how you can prevent them from encroaching on your property, feel free to give us a call at (973) 862-4175 or visit our website to fill out a contact form. You are also more than welcome to utilize our live chat service to speak directly with a representative! We would be more than happy to help in any way we can.