Mosquitos are mostly a nuisance. However, female mosquitos feed on blood and can transmit harmful human diseases. The female seeks out blood in order to lay her eggs and are attracted to a small amount of water as a place to lay eggs. So one of the easiest ways to minimize the number of mosquitos is to make sure there is no stagnant water around your home. Be sure that any container in and around your home is empty of standing water. This includes bird baths, tin cans, buckets, wheelbarrows, and wading pools.
Annoying signs of mosquito activity include the buzzing of the females and their bites. People have differing reactions to bites, ranging from mild irritation to intense inflammation and swelling. While not particularly painful, the bite of a mosquito can prove dangerous to humans through disease transmission. When a mosquito inserts her proboscis through the skin, her saliva creates a small, red bump. These bumps produce mild to severe itching.
There is no way to get rid of mosquitos entirely but you can protect your outdoor space and control the breeding of mosquitos. Be sure to get rid of all standing water. Mosquitos can be controlled using electric control devices, traps, foggers, and repellents. Buggin Us Pest Control can design a program to help reduce mosquito populations around your home to acceptable levels.
Buggin' Us Pest Control
P.O. Box 4372
Clifton, NJ 07012