Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Summer

Mosquitoes will be the worst.

Animal, Fly, Insect, Mosquito, PestEverything about them is annoying. The first encounter is the incessant buzzing around your head. The next level of annoyance is that the pin prick of pain because you realize you are in process of being bitten. Then you have a dreadful, itchy welt for days and days that simply won’t stop.

But that’s just the start…

Mosquitoes carry disease. They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in world history than all wars combined.

No one desires itchy bites and we certainly don’t want diseases! Here are 5 sure fire ways to avoid mosquitoes.

1. Remove standing water.

Mosquitoes require standing water to breed. The little larva exist in warm water for three or more days as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water that there is around a house, the more probable it is to give excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate standing water! Check the gutters, flower pot saucers, children’s toys, grill covers, etc.. Eliminate ALL standing water! Did I mention to eliminate standing water?

2.

Most mosquitoes get super busy at the start and end of their day. (midday would be to hot and make it harder for them to fly.) If you have to go outside, try to get it done when they aren’t there.

3.

Don’t wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.

One thing is for certain, mosquitoes have quite sensitive smellers. They’re attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale and additionally they adore human perspiration. Add in some scented products on your body and it’s like a welcome mat. The only scent you should be wearing is a repellent.

4.

Wear light clothes.

Not Really sure why this is accurate but it’s a fact – mosquitoes prefer dark clothing. So wear light colored clothes and it certainly helps.

5.

Cover up.

Speaking of clothing, use a lot of it! These blood suckers desire flesh and are much less inclined to suck your blood through clothes. The less skin you’ve exposed, the less opportunity they have to attack it.

So in the event you despise mosquitoes like the rest of us, consider these steps to be certain that you avoid them as far as you can.

And do not forget to call Critter Control!

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