Why Do Mosquitoes In Anna Bite?

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How easily are you annoyed? Most people become annoyed when something brings them out of their comfort zone such as when a car cuts them off in traffic or when it is overly humid outdoors. Another thing that regularly gets on people’s nerves is mosquito bites. These pests are a huge problem around Anna properties and are incredibly annoying. The questions are: why do these pests bite? and is there a way to make them stop? We will be looking into these things today and providing some helpful tips and tricks that are sure to deter these pests from your property.

Not All Mosquitoes Bite

The first thing you should know about mosquitoes is that they don’t all bite. In fact, adult mosquitoes don’t need to feed on blood at all to survive. The only reason mosquitoes bite people and draw blood is to provide nutrients to their eggs. During mating season, females buzz around properties, biting people for this reason. Speaking of mating season, since we live in Texas, there is almost never a time where conditions prevent mosquitoes from reproducing and thriving.

The Dangers Of Mosquito Bites

If mosquito bites were just annoying, people around the world would treat these pests a whole lot differently. The scary truth is that sometimes mosquito bites come with blood-borne diseases. Although less common in the United States, outbreaks of malaria, Dengue fever, West Nile virus, and a list of other serious mosquito diseases happen each year. The good news is that we have access to treatments for these diseases at most local hospitals. The bad news is that hospital visits, in general, are pricey, especially if you are including in the cost of expensive medicines. For this reason and many others, we recommend locals take every available step to reduce their chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.

How To Reduce Your Chances Of Mosquito Bites

There are two ways that we recommend people avoid mosquito bites. The first is to make yourself less attractive to mosquitoes. The second is to eliminate breeding grounds and attractants from your property. Let’s start with five ways to make yourself less attractive to these pests.

  • Avoid mosquito-dense areas such as wetlands and swamps as much as possible.
  • Minimize the amount of time you spend outdoors during dusk and dawn as these are when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Before venturing into an area where mosquitoes will be, apply bug spray to your body and clothing.
  • Wear light-colored clothing. It also helps to wear baggy clothing when in mosquito dense areas.
  • When camping, make sure your tents are properly sealed or cover them with mosquito netting.

To eliminate mosquito breeding grounds from your property, eliminate sources of water build-up, change out the water in ornate pools and birdbaths once every four days, and stock larger bodies of water, such as ponds and lakes, with mosquitofish. To take your protection to the next level, hire a pest control professional. 

Who To Trust With Your Mosquito Problems

Finding a pest control company is easy. Finding a pest control company that puts you first and provides reliable and effective treatments is much more difficult. To make your search easier, let us toss our hat in the ring. At EcoArmor Pest Defence, we put our customers above everything else. In business since 2013, our commitment is to provide our neighbors around Anna with the best pest control services available. With service options for mosquitoes, termites, and a wide range of general pests, you will never have trouble finding a solution to your property’s pest problems. Contact us today to discover your best option for solving pest problems around your Anna property.

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