As you and your family begin preparing for Labor Day celebrations, you may not have given a lot of thought to the types of pests that can interfere with your Holiday plans. One of the most detested of all the insects is the Mosquito. These tiny creatures can create quite an uproar during your holiday BBQ. What steps can you take to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home? We will provide several useful tips to make your holiday plans more successful.
The Problems Mosquitoes Bring
Mosquitoes are nothing if not persistent. Since they require the blood of humans to survive, they will infiltrate your holiday gatherings in search of a food source. Not only do they produce a very annoying buzzing sound, but their itchy bites are also not fun to experience.
Aside from the irritation they bring, mosquitoes are also dangerous for a number of reasons. Since the Zika virus has received a lot of attention in the press recently, most people are now familiar with the fact that this virus can be spread through mosquito bites. However, mosquitoes have been transmitting serious diseases for hundreds of years before Zika existed. Mosquitoes are capable of carrying malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and other potentially fatal diseases that can be passed to their human hosts.
How You Can Reduce Your Mosquito Population
One of the most effective ways to significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home is to remove sources of water in your yard. Female mosquitoes require a water source in order to lay their eggs. For this reason, they are always in search of bodies of water. Stagnant water is especially appealing, so it makes sense to remove all such water sources promptly.
Take Steps to Reduce Mosquito Bites
If you are currently dealing with a lot of mosquitoes in and around your home, it can be an alarming experience. The following tips can at least protect you from getting as many mosquito bites.
- Cover your arms and legs when you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time.
- If you are in areas of tall grass or close to sources of water, wear protective clothing or use a bug repellant spray.
- If possible, consider using mosquito nets in areas where you and guests tend to gather.
- Burning citronella candles in outdoor gathering areas can also deter mosquitoes from joining the party.
- Don’t wear sweet smelling fragrances when you’re going to be outdoors. Some types of perfumes or lotions may make mosquitoes more attracted to you, leading to an increase in bites.
MosquitoNix has been serving the Alabama area for a number of years. We understand how excited you and your family are about your upcoming holiday celebrations. We know how disruptive mosquitoes can be and how much they can detract from the enjoyment your guests experience. If you are experiencing problems with mosquitoes in your backyard, contact us at MosquitoNix right away. We can provide you with a variety of treatment options that will make your holiday gatherings much more enjoyable.