Mosquitoes are the worst.
Everything About them is annoying. The next degree of annoyance is the pin prick of pain right as you realize you’re in process of being bitten. Then you have a dreadful, itchy welt for days and days that just won’t quit.
But that’s just the beginning…
Mosquitoes carry disease. Malaria, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Zika Virus and several other frightening diseases that threaten mankind thanks to these blood suckers.
No one wants itchy bites and we certainly don’t want diseases! So here are 5 sure fire ways to avoid mosquitoes.
1. Eliminate standing water.
First And foremost. 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 on a property, the more probable it’s to provide excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate standing water!
2. Most Mosquitoes get super busy in the start and end of the day. (Midday would be to hot and make it tougher for them to fly.) If you have to go outside, try to do it when they aren’t there.
3. Don’t wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.
One thing is for sure, mosquitoes have very sensitive smellers. They’re drawn to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they also love human perspiration. Add in some scented products on your body and it is like a welcome mat. The single scent you need to be wearing is a repellent.
4. Wear light clothes.
Not really sure why this is accurate but it’s a fact – mosquitoes prefer dark clothes. So wear brightly colored clothes and it certainly helps.
5. Cover up.
Speaking of clothing, use a lot of it! These blood suckers desire flesh and are far less likely to suck your bloodstream through clothes. The less skin you have exposed, the less opportunity they have to attack it.
So in the event you loathe mosquitoes like the rest of us, take these measures to be certain that you avoid them as far as you can and let Wildlife Control Ocala FL take care of them.
And don’t forget to eliminate standing water!