Date Posted: September 11, 2020
If you were to take a guess, how much of your blood do you think mosquitoes have taken from you over the years? A pint? A quart? A few gallons? Your guess should deviate depending on how much time you spend outdoors and how quickly you are able to eliminate mosquitoes after they land on you. Regardless of how many bites you've had in your lifetime, we are here today to make sure going forward, bites happen much less often. To help with these, here are six easy and effective mosquito control tips to use around your Connecticut property.
A Little Bit About Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are flying insects that require blood meals to reproduce. Male mosquitoes do not drink blood at all, but rather feed on nectar and honeydew. Only female mosquitoes drink blood. Using their sharp needle-like mouthparts female mosquitoes will draw blood from beneath the skin of their victims. This blood is then used to provide nutrients for their eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant pools of water. This could be anything from a decorative pool to a kid’s toy left out in a recent rainstorm.
Mosquitoes love moisture and warm weather. This makes mid-summer prime time for mosquito activity, but even now in September, mosquitoes are still a big problem. If you are looking to avoid mosquito dense areas, do your best to stay away from swamps and freshwater wetlands.
How Dangerous Mosquitoes Are
Shocking as it may sound, mosquitoes are the most dangerous creature on the planet. Just to put this into perspective, snakes kill 50,000 people each year worldwide and are number 3 on the list of most dangerous creatures. Mosquitoes are responsible for 1,000,000 human deaths annually. Most of these deaths occur outside of America, usually in foreign countries that lack quality health care services. This, however, doesn’t mean that mosquitoes here in America are harmless. Every time a mosquito bites you there is a small chance of them transmitting a dangerous disease. Just a few dangerous diseases mosquitoes carry include malaria, dengue, and yellow fever.
Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Property
Your property attracts mosquitoes in several ways. To help you deter mosquitoes from settling down in your yard, here are 6 prevention tips you can try.
Eliminate sources of standing water.
Replace the water in your birdbaths and or ornate pools at least once every 4 days.
Fix leaky pipes and fixtures around your home.
Make sure your gutters are in good working order and not holding water after rainstorms.
Install outdoor fans around lounging areas.
Keep your yard well maintained and your landscaping well-trimmed.
If you plan on leaving your property and still want to keep mosquitoes away we recommend wearing lighter colored clothing, using bug spray, and avoiding heavy exercise in mosquito dense areas. In addition to this, do your best not to leave your home at dusk or dawn as this is when mosquitoes are most active.
A More Reliable Way To Deter Mosquitoes
No matter what you do, there is no way to guarantee mosquitoes will stay off your property. The closest thing to a perfect solution is to invest in professional pest control services. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we offer high-quality treatments designed to eliminate mosquitoes around your property before they ever get a chance to bite you.
What makes us qualified to take care of your home’s pest control needs? For one have been the main provider or pest control services for Gillette Stadium since they opened. If that’s not enough, then you take a look at our many accreditations.
Reach out to us today to have your Connecticut property serviced for mosquitoes.