Do mosquitoes get under your skin? Not only are these bloodsuckers a nuisance to your home, but they have painful bites that can leave you and your guests itching for hours – or sometimes days – at a time. Eliminate the itch by knowing how to identify mosquito bites and get rid of mosquitoes from the source.
All About Bites
When mosquitoes bite an unsuspecting victim, our immune system responds to mosquito saliva to cause our skin to itch and swell around the bite. Symptoms may not appear right away, and it may take a few hours for you to notice you’ve been bitten. In some instances, mosquitoes can spread diseases like Zika virus, malaria, encephalitis and dengue fever, among other diseases.
Once mosquitoes have turned your home into their breeding grounds, they can be hard to get rid of. Protect your home – and your skin – from these tiny vampires with these preventive methods:
- Wear loose, layered clothing
- Use approved mosquito repellants
- Install window and door screens
- Eliminate any pools of stagnant water
- Keep exterior doors closed
Don’t let mosquitoes suck up the fun in your home. Download this guide or talk to your pest control specialist to learn how you can shield your space from becoming a mosquito playground.
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Move over, mosquitoes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can leave painful bites on unsuspecting victims. Prevent these tiny vampires from feasting on your employees and customers by identifying their source and using preventive pest control to eliminate the itch left behind by mosquitoes.
Common Mosquito-borne Diseases
Mosquitoes are the bane of the spring and summertime. The one aspect that is often not brought up when mentioning these pests is the danger that can be contained within a bite. Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods that affect human health. There are about 100 mosquito-borne diseases that affect humans globally. Here are a few of the most common diseases associated with mosquitoes.
The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
The lifespan of adult mosquitoes is dependent on the species; under natural conditions, they can live from a few days to several months. However, in their life cycle , they undergo a complete metamorphosis, comprised of four different stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation
Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent infestations at the first sign.