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It’s both a blessing and a curse to be in a humid environment. The number one downside for people who spend any time outside tends to be bug-related. As a Frisco resident, you may always be looking for the best way to keep mosquitoes away. You’re not alone, mosquitoes are a major source of irritation for people all over the world, but more than that, the long list of diseases caused by mosquitoes is enough to make us pause when considering an outdoor gathering instead of an indoor one.

 

If you’re one of those people who think mosquitoes are more attracted to you for some reason, you may not be wrong. Mosquitoes are more attracted to certain types of people and conditions. Read on to learn more about what makes you attractive to mosquitoes, how to prevent bites, and keep mosquitoes away from your property.

What Attracts Mosquitoes?

Certain types of people are more likely to complain of mosquito bites: pregnant women, those who have been drinking, and those with type-O blood are irresistible to these dangerous blood-sucking pests. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the risks of a mosquito bite. The diseases caused by mosquitoes include dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya, and the Zika virus. One of the most common species in Frisco, the Aedes Aegypti, is also capable of transmitting the West Nile virus.

 

The best way to keep mosquitoes away, even if you’re not one of these attractive options, is by being prepared before you go outside. To keep yourself safe from bites, practice these prevention methods:

  • Treat the outside of your clothing with picaridin insect repellent, being sure not to spray it on the face or ingest it.
  • Wear light-colored clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks that cover your ankles.
  • Avoid wearing a lot of perfume or strongly-scented products.
  • Wash your clothes with a gently-scented detergent before going out and reduce the amount of sweating you’ll do.
  • Avoid going out at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

While these techniques should keep you safe on a hike, keeping your property mosquito-free is a little more complex. If you’re looking for natural ways to repel mosquitoes, there are plenty of options available.

How To Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are highly attracted to moisture, especially standing water, so many of the natural ways to repel mosquitoes involve making your property less appealing to mosquitoes. For the horticultural expert, there are also plants that ward off mosquitoes fairly effectively. To keep your home and yard safe from mosquitoes, practice these prevention tips:

  • Treat standing water for mosquitoes if you have a water fixture that can’t be removed or cycled. If it’s not a necessary fixture, get rid of it. If you must have standing water, replace and clean it at least weekly. If you treat standing water for mosquitoes, it is important to ensure that pets or birds don’t drink out of it.
  • Keep other water fixtures cycling.
  • Remove debris like leaves and branches in your gutters or around the yard that may cause water to pool.
  • Maintain your yard by keeping it trimmed and minimizing shady spots around your home.
  • Use fans indoors and out to keep mosquitoes away. 
  • Consider adding plants that ward off mosquitoes to your garden. Plants that are capable of this include Lavender, Citronella, Catnip, and Rosemary.
  • Make sure your home is bug-proof with working door and window screens. Make sure doors and windows completely seal and any cracks around the home’s exterior are sealed with caulk.

If you’re unable to plant or rework the soil and shade to make your yard less appealing, or you can’t do any maintenance to the place you live in, you may be more at risk of a mosquito infestation. Regardless of the circumstances, All-Safe Pest & Termite can help.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Professional pest control can do a lot to fill in the gaps for mosquito control methods. It can be difficult to treat an entire yard for conditions that attract mosquitoes, but All-Safe Pest & Termite can get every difficult spot while keeping your family, plants, and pets safe from mosquitoes. With two different enrollment options, you can sign up for the coverage that’s right for you or get a free, no-obligation estimate for a one-time treatment to reduce your mosquito population. To discuss your pest control options in Frisco, call All-Safe Pest & Termite today.

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