How To Protect Yourself From Akron's Dangerous Mosquitoes
July 15, 2021 - Mosquitoes
Do you regularly think about mosquitoes? Most people do not. Maybe this is because mosquito-borne diseases are less common in the United States than they are elsewhere. It could also be due to the fact that here in Akron, mosquitos are only bad during the summer months. Regardless of how you feel about these annoying pests, there are good reasons to protect yourself from their bites. Here are a few things you should know about these pests and some simple strategies to keep them away from you and your Akron property.
The Dangers Of Mosquitoes
Although mosquito-borne diseases are less common here in the States, they still occur. You are most likely to contract a disease from one of these pests if an outbreak happens in our area. This occurs when individuals travel into our state carrying a blood-borne disease such as malaria, West Nile virus, or Zika virus. One thing we should mention with mosquito-borne diseases is that they are treatable. This doesn’t, however, make your trip to the hospital any less expensive.
What Draws Mosquitoes To Properties?
Mosquitoes need two things to survive, sources of stagnant water to lay their eggs in and creatures with blood to feed on. Sources of water build-up typically pop up around properties after rainfall and can be found in places such as inside birdbaths, ornate pools, and ponds. As for blood, mosquitoes feed on everything from mice, to birds, to people, all of which are common in our area.
How To Eliminate Water Build-Up
The first step to prevent mosquitoes is to eliminate their breeding grounds. To start, check your property after it rains and pour out the water that has collected inside toys, containers, and other places. If you have ornate pools or birdbaths, change out the water inside them once every four days. Another solution is to invest in those that have self-circulating water. For ponds, consider stocking them with mosquitofish. This will help eliminate mosquito eggs before they hatch.
Create A Breeze
Something many people don’t know about mosquitoes is that they are poor flyers. If there is a steady breeze outside, these pests have difficulty landing and feeding on their prey. To create a steady breeze, install fans around covered outdoor lounging areas. This will create a semi-protected area for you to find freedom from mosquitoes.
If you plan on leaving your property to an area that is dense in mosquitos, protect yourself before you do so. To help you with this, here are some great self-protection tips to keep these pests at bay:
- Apply bug spray to your clothing and exposed skin.
- Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
- Wear light-colored clothing.
- Avoid going outside during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Avoid working out outdoors as heat and carbon dioxide attracts mosquitoes.
One Quick Solution To Mosquito Problems
If you are tired of dealing with mosquitoes around your property and you are looking for a quick solution to keep these pests away, look no further than Promise Pest Control LLC. We offer fast-working mosquito control treatments to deter mosquitoes from Akron properties.
With over 30 years of experience and a team of dedicated pest technicians on our staff, you can know that the job will be done right. From single service visits to year-round treatment plans, we have everything you need to combat troublesome pests here in Akron. Reach out to us today online or by phone to discover your best solution to mosquito problems and to schedule an appointment for your home. We also offer commercial pest management services.