Mosquitoes are blood thirsty animals. They will suck the blood out of you whether you are inside your home or outside of it. Most are even scared about what mosquitoes bring since they are known for transmitting deadly diseases, and have killed millions of individuals all over the world. True, mosquitoes are the deadliest and most fearsome creature ever created.
With the dangers these mosquitoes can bring, it is just important to get rid of their habitats and to avoid being bitten by them. Here are some ways to do that:
Remove stagnant water
Mosquitoes need water to breed. Even during the winter, they are still able to lay eggs, which would be able to be active during spring. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in stagnant water, slow moving water, or on moist soil or leaf litter. At home, they can lay their eggs on roof gutters, tin cans, old tires, bird baths, or in any other places that can hold and stand water. Such places can easily invite mosquitoes, which in turn will become their habitat. And, in no time, your home will be their feeding ground.
Remove water sources by:
- Keeping the gutters clean and unclogged.
- Keeping swimming pools chlorinated and clean.
- Non-chlorinated wading pools, garbage can lids, pottery, and the likes should not have water inside if they are not used.
- Getting rid of items that can hold water
- Keeping your property clean
Mosquitoes are great survivalist. Even the cleanest and driest house can still have mosquitoes lurking around. They can travel some distances that may expose you and your family to them.
Avoid exposures to mosquitoes by:
- Using effective repellents.
- Creating barriers on the windows and doors with the use of screens.
- Applying permithrin-based products in clothing, sunshades, and screen houses.
- Using insecticides that are effective for both adult and larval mosquitoes.
- Using citronella candles and mosquito coils.
Mosquitoes are commonly found outdoors. If you are going outdoors, make sure you are properly protected from them. If you are at home, be wary of the dusk and dawn hours and use citronella candles or a mosquito coil. Using a mosquito coil may still not be safe for children, especially those who are sensitive to the smoke that they may inhale.
Reduce exposure by:
- Not going outside, especially during the dusk and dawn.
- Wearing light-colored and loose type of clothing.
- Apply insect repellent on exposed skin.