Although all this mosquito talk might seem like overkill, you simply cannot underestimate the danger of these creatures during the warmer months of the year. In some areas, it’s nearly impossible to walk outside without being attacked by the little buggers.
The real problem all boils down to the spreading of disease. Mosquitoes are well-known as being the carriers of many diseases because of their blood-sucking tendencies. If they ingest blood from an infected host, the disease multiplies in their systems and becomes part of their saliva, which can then be injected into a healthy host. These parasites have been responsible for a number of breakouts and millions of deaths over the years.
This is why mosquito pest control is increasingly important. Today, we’ll be looking at solutions that you can use during the day and at night to keep these pests at bay.
Mosquito pest control solutions during the day
If you’re like most people, you’ll be moving around more during the day than you do at night. In order to successfully protect yourself from mosquitoes at this time, you’ll need to consider your movement. Unless you want to wear a mosquito net around your body while you’re picking up groceries or going to a pool for some fun, the key is to use body sprays that repel these insects. There are a number of such products on the market, many of which will act as a shield from the critters, making you invisible to them.
While you’re away from home, this is also a perfect time to set the timer on a mosquito misting system to go off. These systems spray a poison in a designated area at set times. They can work wonders in reducing the population of mosquitoes around your home. You simply need to exercise caution if you have pets or small children that might be exposed.
Mosquito pest control solutions at night
Many of us love to grill outdoors at night during the summer or simply hang out with friends in the backyard. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are often out in force and ready to strike. One of the best ways to keep them away from your friends and family is to install mosquito nets around the perimeter of your yard or around the specific eating area. These nets work great and because of the number of designs available, it’s possible to get one that adds to the look of your home.
Another good idea is to use a misting systems at night. Since everyone is usually asleep, the unit can run while no one is around. This will help prevent any accidental exposure to the toxic poison that’s used to eliminate the threat of mosquitoes.
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