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June 9, 2021

How To Protect Yourself From Tyler's Mosquitoes

How good is your immune system? Do you rarely get sick despite spending time around your family and friends every time they come down with something or are you the one who is always fighting off a bug? If you don’t struggle with sickness often, you might think you are safe from mosquito-spread illnesses. This might not be the case. Anyone can contract a blood-borne disease. To help you better understand the mosquitoes around Tyler and what threats they pose to you around your property, this is what you need to know.

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What Are Mosquitoes?

Everyone knows about mosquitoes. These flying, blood-feeding pests, are the bane of any person who likes spending time outdoors. The question is, how much do you really know about these pests? If your answer is, not much, here are two things to consider.

Only female mosquitoes drink blood, and they don’t do this to survive. The only reason they stick their noses where they don’t belong, beneath your skin, is to provide nutrients to their eggs. And female mosquitoes cannot lay their eggs just anywhere. They need a source of stagnant (unmoving) water. These sources are found around properties in the form of birdbaths, ornate pools, clogged gutters, and any areas where rainwater regularly collects.

Ways To Make Yourself Less Attractive To Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are drawn to their victims by many factors. Some are controllable, others can’t be helped. People with type O blood, for instance, are more likely to be bitten by these needle-nosed pests. Other things, like how much you sweat, your body heat, where you spend your time outdoors, and what time of the day you go outside, are all things that will determine how regularly you are attacked by mosquitoes. To reduce your chances of being bitten while outside, here are some practical guidelines to abide by.

  • Avoid marshlands, swamps, and other wet areas.
  • Wear light-colored clothing when spending time outdoors.
  • Apply bug repellant to your body and/or clothing before spending time in mosquito-dense areas.
  • When exercising or working outdoors, keep yourself moving.
  • Avoid doing activities that might attract mosquitoes outside during dawn and dusk.

One thing to keep in mind is that mosquitoes bite less frequently when it is windy, cold, or rainy. If these conditions are present in our area, enjoy some time outside without having to worry too much about these annoying and dangerous pests.

Steps To Deter Mosquitoes From Your Property

Making yourself less attractive to mosquitoes is not the only way to deter these annoying pests. There are two methods in particular, that work great to reduce populations of mosquitoes around your property. The first is to address breeding sites. Do this by pouring out collected rainwater, changing the water in birdbaths and ornate pools once every four days, and stocking ponds with mosquitofish. The second method is to install fans around covered outdoor lounging areas. The breeze these fans produce is enough to make landing difficult for mosquitoes which are naturally bad flyers. 

The Absolute Best Way To Handle Mosquitoes

If you do not have the time to deter mosquitoes on your own, hate wearing bug spray, and want a guaranteed solution to keep these pests off your property, look no further than Innovative Pest Control. We use advanced mosquito-control techniques to protect properties in our area from these invasive, disease-spreading pests. Whether you are looking for a way to enjoy your yard better or to have a venue treated, we are here to help.

Call us today to learn more about our comprehensive options and schedule a visit for your Tyler home.

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