Mosquitoes are by far one of the most frustrating pests to encounter as they leave behind itchy, annoying bites. However, while we all know that mosquito bites are difficult to deal with, these bites are also dangerous. Because of this, mosquitoes in Baltimore aren’t a problem to be taken lightly.
Mosquitos are small flying insects known for their long, nose-like appendage that they use to drink blood from a host. But, one interesting fact is that it’s only the females of this species that bite. They have six thin and long legs, and they can have a variety of coloration and markings. In this area, mosquitoes tend to be a grayish color.
While all people can be bitten by mosquitoes and no one is immune, some people tend to get bitten more than others. Certain things attract mosquitoes to a person.
Some of these can’t really be helped such as being pregnant or having type O blood, while other things, such as drinking alcohol or wearing certain perfumes, can be reduced. Mosquitoes can even be attracted to body odor after a workout.
Just How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?
Many pests can transmit diseases, but mosquitoes are considered the deadliest animal on the planet as a result of their disease transmission. Because they feed on blood and pass from one host to the next, they can spread pathogens easily from person to person. They also often feed on animal hosts allowing for diseases to be spread between species.
Mosquitoes can spread many diseases, and some of these are highly serious. Some of the illnesses they carry include encephalitis, Dengue fever, malaria, Zika virus, and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes are responsible for an estimated one million deaths per year and hundreds of millions of sick people.
Some Mosquito Prevention Tips
Since mosquitoes can be potentially dangerous, here are some things you can do to reduce your risk of being bitten.
- Avoid wearing dark-colored clothing and wear light colors instead.
- Try not to go outdoors around dusk as this is when mosquitoes are most active.
- Wear bug sprays when camping or in areas where there are many mosquitoes.
- Don’t wear strong-smelling perfumes, lotions, and colognes.
- Don’t eat or drink outside as the smell of sweet-smelling food can attract mosquitoes.
While these tips can help you avoid being bitten, they won’t get rid of mosquitoes from around your property. The most effective ways to make your home or business less appealing to mosquitoes including removing standing water from your yard and trimming excess vegetation.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so this is one of the most effective ways to help prevent them. You can do this by ensuring that rainwater can drain completely and getting rid of things like ponds or hot tubs around your yard.
The Most Effective Way To Prevent And Control Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are an extremely difficult pest to prevent and remove. The only effective way to greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes around your Baltimore property is to get help from the pest control experts at Pest Czar.
We provide a focus on customer service and even offer free quotes. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control plans by giving us a call at (855) 273-0517. You can also reach out to us online.