MOSQUITO REPELLENT: HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?
Spring is just around the corner, which
means it’s almost time for outside playtime, picnics, backyard BBQs and, yes,
pesky mosquitoes. It’s a no-brainer to keep a bottle of mosquito repellent
around for these activities, but which repellents work best?
How Does Mosquito Repellent Work?
Though DEET is often referred to as a
repellent, it really is used to confuse the mosquitoes. DEET is an active
ingredient used in many mosquito repellents. To fight off mosquitoes and ticks,
an estimated one-third of people in the United States use DEET products in some
variety, whether it’s liquid, lotion, spray or some other form. DEET is
designed to be applied directly on a person’s skin. It works by making it
difficult for biting bugs, like mosquitoes, to detect a person.
Ways to Help Prevent Mosquito Bites
You shouldn’t solely rely on repellent to
help fight off mosquitoes in and around your home. Mosquitoes can multiply
quickly, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to help control them.
But as with most pests, control begins with prevention. Here are some steps you
can take to help prevent mosquitoes on your property and in your home
Remove water sources
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing fresh
water, so any stagnant water sources — even those as small as a bottle cap —
are potential breeding grounds. That can include clogged gutters, old tires,
garbage cans, tarps, dripping outdoor faucets and more. You’ll want to take any
steps you can to help reduce mosquito habitat on your property.
Change out water sources routinely
There may be some purposeful water sources
around your home that you don’t want to eliminate, like pet bowls, birdbaths
and fountains. You can routinely change out these water sources so that
mosquito larvae have a difficult time developing.
Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance anywhere
in the world, leaving itchy bites on uncovered skin and waking you up from your
sleep with their high pitched buzz. But besides being a total annoyance,
mosquitoes are also the number 1 killer in the world, causing more human
fatalities than sharks
They may look harmless, but the numbers of
dengue and malaria cases over the years have proven that mosquitoes are more
deadly than they look. Here are some facts that you might want to know about
these nasty little insects:
They can develop from eggs to adults in
just six to ten days
Mosquitoes are found close to still water,
where their larvae feed and develop
They seem to be attracted to dark colours
Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn
or dusk – or if you’re unlucky, both. That’s when their internal clocks tell
them it’s feeding time
How Does Mosquito Infestation Affects Your
Trust – immediate impact on employees’
Damage – serious damage to your health and
Cost – loss of business opportunities when
customers shared negative reviews on your business
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can make our life really
miserable. Besides causing constant annoyance and irritation, some species can
also transmit deadly diseases. As mosquitoes are pervasive pests, the most
effective way to get rid of mosquitoes is to arrange for specialised treatments
by fully licensed pest control professionals.
Identify Your Pest
Mosquitoes can be easily known as the
deadliest pest in the world. With Dengue and Zika Virus disease on the rise in
Indonesia, mosquitoes are labeled as a top pest that pose serious health risks
to all. Swollen, red and itchy bumps on your skin and you have not noticed the
3 to 4 bites that have already long formed. Attacking you by surprise is just
the world’s deadliest pest – the Mosquito. But hey! Which type of mosquito
species has just bitten you? If you are ever lucky to catch sight of the flying
insect that has just bitten you, you could identify the type of mosquito and
the dangers it comes with.
Methods of Mosquito Control
Bugged by all of the mosquitoes around your
Columbia, SC area home? Corder Pest Control knows how you feel
so here are four easy mosquito control
services you can use to take out these annoying pests this summer:
Eliminate areas where they can reproduce:
Areas of standing water (such as stagnant water, ponds, rainwater, water in
flowerpots, or drain water) are common places for mosquitoes to breed. Get rid
the standing water and you’ll dramatically lower the number of mosquitoes in
Keep a wary eye on mosquitoes: Have you
noticed more mosquitoes than normal? It may be time to take immediate action.
Stopping mosquitoes is critical since they’re more of a serious issue than most
people realize. In addition to painful bites, they can also carry dangerous
viruses like Zika and West Nile.
Inspect your property and put out traps:
Walk around your entire property and look for places where mosquitoes commonly
hide or breed. Again, keep in mind areas that hold stagnant water. Develop a
plan to apply approved insecticides or put out traps in these places to get rid
of mosquitoes and keep them away.
Call for a professional treatment: Professional
mosquito treatment is your best option for killing these pests. Professional
exterminators know what will work best for your home. We know many homeowners
worry about the chemicals and how they may affect pets or children. At Corder
Pest Control, we can talk to you about your concerns and choose appropriate
chemicals for your household. Odor-free insecticides are available, too.
Tips To Minimize Mosquito Exposure
It’s the middle of summer already, so it
doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see mosquitoes at the height of their
activity. Many Texas homeowners are familiar with the aggravation mosquitoes
cause when we want to participate in any outdoor activities. With mosquito
populations on the rise as temperatures continue to soar, what can be done to
reduce the risk of being bitten and keep mosquitoes away from your home?
Thankfully, mosquitoes are simple insects,
despite how difficult they can be to get rid of. Mosquitoes can find everything
they need to breed and lay eggs on our properties. One of the best ways to
minimize mosquito exposure this summer is to eliminate the factors that attract
them and other pest insects to your property. While not 100% effective, these 5
tips can help reduce the chances of attracting mosquitoes to your Texas home
Dump out items that create sources of
standing water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in, including cans, buckets,
kiddie pools, and plastic containers.
Wear insect repellent every time you go
outside, especially if you’ll be walking through a wooded area.
Avoid staying outside during the early
morning and evening when mosquitoes are the most active.
Keep your grass, hedges, and tree branches
cut back from the exterior of your property to avoid attracting mosquitoes and
other insects closer to your home.
Stay away from areas where mosquitoes are
likely to congregate, such as under heavy tree coverage, thick brush, or tall
grass; all of these help to keep moisture in the air.
Why you need professional mosquito
While prevention tips can be a great way to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes, the only sure way you can keep your Texas property mosquito-free this summer is with professional mosquito treatment services from the pro. While DIY methods can help some, the truth is that these treatments aren’t very effective when it comes to protecting your home from such irritating insects. Here our licensed pest specialists have the equipment and experience you need to keep your Texas home protected over the entire mosquito season. For quality mosquito treatments you can trust
Use These Mosquito Prevention Tips Now To
This is the time of year when Mt. Juliet
residents prepare for mosquito season. Are you ready? If not, it isn’t too late
to save your spring and summer from being ruined by these irritating, and
potentially dangerous, pests. Here are some tips and strategies to help you
reduce mosquitoes in your yard.
Remove Standing Water
The mosquitoes that bite you in your yard
are usually mosquitoes that are already on your property. This is because
mosquitoes don’t travel very far. Some mosquitoes won’t travel more than 300
feet from where they hatched. Therefore, controlling mosquito populations can
reduce how many bites you receive. And one of the best ways to control mosquito
populations is to reduce stagnant water in your yard. Here are some ways you
can do this.
Check your gutters. When gutters are broken
or obstructed they can give mosquitoes a breeding site. Mosquitoes can breed in
an inch of stagnant water. They’ll breed in obstructed gutters or in standing
water that accumulates near your home due to gutter issues.
More Tips To Consider
In addition to the advice above, we have a
few additional tips to share. If at all possible, schedule your outdoor
activities to avoid dawn and dusk – the times when mosquitoes are most active.
We get asked a lot about citronella candles. These candles have a mild
repellent effect to mosquitoes, but do not seem to offer significantly better
results than burning other candles. Mosquitoes are relatively weak fliers, so
placing a large fan on your deck can provide a low-tech solution
The Best Solution for Mosquito Control
Unfortunately, nothing will completely
elimination mosquitoes from your yard, but a combination of the efforts
recommended above along with regular mosquito misting services is your best
solution and will greatly reduce mosquitoes in your yard. When you have a
regular mosquito service, mist treatments are applied to your landscaping, tree
canopies close to your home and underneath decks to take down mosquitoes that
try to hide or breed in your yard. If you live in our Middle Tennessee service