Of all the pests that you’re likely to encounter throughout your lifetime, mosquitoes are among the most annoying … and dangerous. Most of the time, having your blood sucked by one of the flying critters is nothing more than annoying. The bigger problem is the fact that due to their blood-sucking nature, they can transmit a number of harmful diseases.
This is why the use of repellents for mosquitoes is an important subject to keep in mind. But should you tackle this problem yourself or let the professionals handle it? Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between home remedies and pest control options.
The importance of mosquito control
The way in which mosquitoes extract proteins from the blood they’ve ingested allow them to be excellent disease carriers. In some cases, these insects can carry more than one disease as they go from one infected host to the next. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), more than 33,000 people in the United States have been infected by the West Nile Virus due to mosquito bites in the past 14 years. This is only one example of several, but it successfully illustrates the important of control.
Home remedy repellents for mosquitoes
Repelling mosquitoes starts at home. If you only have a few mosquitos, the problem probably isn’t a big one. More than likely, you’ll be exposed to mosquitos when you’re hanging out in your backyard with friends or if you take a trip to the lake or a similar area. That being said, even driving up to the store or to the movies may expose you to these parasites, depending on your area. If mosquitoes are a concern, it’s wise to apply a repellent whenever you go outside, especially during the warmer months of the year. There are a number of sprays and lotions available that will keep you safe.
Professional pest control repellents for mosquitoes
If you live in an area that becomes overpopulated with mosquitoes, it is important that you protect yourself and your family. It’s too risky to rely on sprays or lotions if these parasites are present in high numbers. A professional pest control company will visit your home and ascertain the level of danger, and then provide you with possible control options. A popular choice is the use of netting around certain areas of your home. Not only will this keep mosquitoes away, some will add to the style of your home. The other popular choice is a misting system. Instead of simply keeping the mosquitoes away, these systems will eliminate them altogether by way of poisons. There are precautions to take with this latter choice, but its effectiveness cannot be denied.
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