Mosquitoes in Akron: The Facts vs. The Myths
October 15, 2021 - Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a common pest in the Akron area, and not many people welcome them with open arms. We all know the story - you take a walk in the park or simply go to your car to grab something. Sometimes, you don’t even leave the house. The next day, you wake up with itchy, red bumps up and down your arms and legs. You apply ointment, and a week later, they clear up, but you wake up the next day and repeat the process.
Types Of Mosquitos
It seems like there’s a never-ending slew of mosquitoes in our area, especially in the summertime. Some of the more familiar types include:
- Asian Tiger Mosquitoes
- Eastern Treehole Mosquitoes
- Malaria Mosquitoes
- Northern House Mosquitoes
- Yellow Fever Mosquitoes
Most everyone agrees that mosquitoes are annoying, result in itchy bites, and can be dangerous to humans. They can carry diseases and cause allergic reactions. There are, however, several myths surrounding these pesky creatures that have been debunked. Let’s take a deep dive into the world of mosquitoes to understand better whom we share our community with and how we can prevent the obnoxious outcomes.
Mosquito Myths Debunked
When it comes to the biting habits of mosquitoes, it’s important to be in the know. Some may say that the physical appearance of your body is what attracts mosquitoes, while others may believe that all mosquitoes bite. Those “some” would, in fact, be misled.
Myth: All Mosquitoes Bite
Fact: Only female mosquitoes bite! To reproduce, females require protein that is found in our blood. Without it, they would have no chance of producing offspring. Plus, there are some species of mosquitoes that do not bite at all!
Myth: People With Fair Skin Are More Likely To Be Bitten
Fact: The reaction of a mosquito bite on people with fair skin is simply more obvious than reactions on people without fair skin. This myth exists simply because it is easier to point out the area of irritation on people with fair skin.
You might also be wondering about data surrounding disease transmission and mosquito control around your home. Just like with biting habits, myths and misinformation exist around this data as well.
Myth: All Mosquitoes Carry Disease
Fact: Only a very small percentage of mosquitoes carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. Remember this fact next time you begin to feel anxious after finding a mosquito bite on your body.
Myth: Attracting Bats To Your Property Is An Effective Way To Reduce Mosquito Populations
Fact: Mosquitos make up a small percentage of a bat's diet. In fact, bats do not prefer mosquitos as their first choice for dinner. They tend to go for beetles, cicadas, and moths, first. If you’ve decided to take this course of action, you may need to look into bat removal services as well.
Fact: The Professionals At Promise Pest Control Can Reduce The Mosquito Population On Your Akron Property
While mosquitoes can be dangerous, it’s important to ground yourself in the facts surrounding these pesky little creatures. If you are looking for ways to keep your property and family safeguarded from a mosquito infestation, it’s best to reach out to a trained professional who can assess your property, situation and provide the best solution to keep you bite - and itch-free.
The best way to keep your mosquito populations low on your Akron property is with assistance from the mosquito experts at Promise Pest Control. We have the experience, resources, and training to help you and your family avoid the consequences of mosquitoes common in the Akron area. Reach out to us today to learn more about our mosquito control services!