How to Keep Mosquitoes from Biting You

They suck your blood and make you itch.  If Mosquitoes is the first thing that came to your mind, you’ve come to the right place!

Mosquitoes pose a great threat to human kind.  Although their bite is irritating and seems minimal, they are very dangerous to our health.  Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as Malaria or Yellow Fever.  This pest is distributed worldwide and can be quite the nuisance. Although this species consist of females and males, only females feed on blood.  Males do not.  Being “bitten” by these blood loving females can cause irritation and itching to their host.

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Mosquito sucking blood

First, Mosquitoes pierce the skin with two pairs of cutting mouth parts.  Next, they form a tube used to draw blood or other liquids.  Then, Mosquitoes inject proteins within their saliva into their host.  This causes an allergic reaction and creates a bump.  These bumps are known as “Mosquito bites.”

Most of this species requires a blood meal before they can reproduce.  Mosquitoes feed on humans, as well as warm blooded animals.  Female Mosquitoes lay around 250 eggs during the Spring.  The preferred place for female Mosquitoes to lay their eggs are on the surface of water next to vegetation.  Mosquitoes are attracted to sitting water and humid climates. Although controlling Mosquitoes can be difficult, it can be done.

A thorough inspection is needed when treating for mosquitoes.  Breeding and resting sites must be identified.  Breeding areas must be altered or treated with a biological agent.  Areas where adults are resting should be treated with a residual insecticide.

If you are having problems trying to get rid of Mosquitoes, call Essential today for help at (520) 886-3029.

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