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Why You Need To Control Mosquitoes to Protect Your Health

Why You Need To Control Mosquitoes to Protect Your Health

Why You Need To Control Mosquitoes to Protect Your Health

Mosquitoes have been plaguing the human race for centuries. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these pets are considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world as they can carry and transmit diseases, including the Zika virus, encephalitis, the West Nile virus, dengue fever, yellow fever, and malaria (https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/risk-disease-mosquito-and-tick-bites). For this reason, it is essential that you utilize mosquito control methods to protect you and your family.

There are many methods to help control the mosquito population in your home. These include removing mosquito habitats, using mosquito repellents and using pesticides to stop the life cycle of mosquitoes around your home and property. Continue reading to learn how to control and prevent these deadly creatures from invading your property.

Remove Mosquito Habitats around Your Home

In order for a mosquito to lay its eggs and for those eggs to mature, there must be standing water. To help prevent a mosquito infestation, get rid of all standing water. This means ensuring that your rain gutters properly drain and all containers, tires, and toys that can hold water are emptied frequently. If there are low spots in your lawn where water collects, fill it with dirt.

In addition to this, all wading pools, bird baths, rain barrels and fountains should have their water emptied and changed every week. If you have outdoor potted plants with trays, empty them twice a week to prevent the growth of mosquitoes. Finally, if you have a swimming pool or pond, ensure the water is circulated and treated to prevent mosquito growth.

How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Biting You and Your Loved Ones

When you go outdoors, there are a variety of ways to protect yourself from mosquito bites. This includes using a mosquito repellent, wearing long pants and long sleeve shirts and hair nets in areas where known mosquito populations are, such as a salt marsh. Finally, dress in light colored clothing as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors.

Another way to prevent bites is to stay indoors in the early morning, at sunset and in the early evening as these are when mosquitoes are active. If you will be outdoors at nighttime, install yellow bug lights. Although these are not repellents, they do tend to attract fewer mosquitoes than standard light bulbs. You can keep mosquitoes out of your home by installing window screens with a small weave and ensure that there are no gaps around your windows and doors.

Mosquito Repellent Options

There are a number of mosquito repellents on the market. Some of these products contain DEET and others contain all-natural ingredients, such as citronella, lemon eucalyptus oil, cinnamon oil, lavender, thyme, soybean oil, and Greek catnip. Visit http://www.healthline.com/health/kinds-of-natural-mosquito-repellant to learn more about natural mosquito repellents.

Many people are afraid of using products that contain DEET, however, it has been approved for children of all ages but it is a choice that you as a parent would have to make. Just be sure to understand the dangers of using it. Do not allow your children to handle these repellents and do not apply to your children's hands. Once your child comes inside, bathe your child and wash their clothes.

Another option is to use trap lamps and insect zappers. Mosquito Trap lamps (http://www.pest-repeller.com/electric-mosquito-flying-insect-killer-trap-lamp/33941334.html) work by using the light to attract the insects. When the insects come to the light, they become trapped and die.

Pesticides

You can treat your outdoor areas to prevent a mosquito infestation. There are products that prevent mosquito larvae from maturing. These products are called larvicides and are applied directly to standing water sources, such as ponds and lakes. When it comes to larvicides, there are a number of products available, including bacterial insecticides, insect growth inhibitors, organophosphate insecticides and oils and films that are applied to water surface areas, such as mineral oil and monomolecular films.

Another option is pesticides that destroy adult mosquitoes. These pesticides are also known as adulticides. There is a variety of products that can be used, including organophosphates, such as malathion and naled, and synthetic pyrethroids, such as etofenprox, prallethrin, resmethrin, and permethrin. These pesticides kill mosquitoes on contact and are a great way to kill off large swarms of mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are dangerous insects that carry diseases and illnesses. Be sure to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites by using insect repellents, lighting, natural products and clothing.

Hans Seca is a successful businessman and has been factory trained with 7 years of experience in outdoor insect and pest control. To learn more about mosquito control DIY systems, visit https://automaticmosquitocontrol.com/">AutomaticMosquitoControl.com today.

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