What could potentially be one of the most annoying pests to enter the home, the mosquito, causes less damage to our homes but about the same amount of insanity in our lives. Being bitten throughout the day is one thing, but hearing the constant buzzing and being bitten while you’re trying to sleep is a whole other level of annoyance.
Where Do They Come From?
Usually, mosquitos enter the home from outside through open doors or windows, holes in screens or can simply join you on your entry in. However, if mosquitos are coming from inside the home, then you most likely have a body of standing water somewhere. For instance, a water source from your house plant can be a common area where mosquitos multiply, or it could be a sign of a plumbing issue in your home. You can also find standing water in sinks from a leaky tap or toilets that are often unused.
While there are over 200 types of mosquitos throughout the U.S., only around 12 can spread disease that makes us sick.
What Time Of The Year Do They Enter?
It’s good to think of mosquitos like bears. During the warmer and summer months, they come out and begin their munching down on humans, but throughout the winter month, female mosquitos hibernate while the males die. If you throw in some rain in those summer months with pooling water, as a result, your mosquito problems outside can be terrible.
Mosquitos aren’t usually out at all times of the day but like to come out during the sunrise and sunset hours. This is due to high humidity but less light, their sweet spot.
Why Pest Control?
Despite some mosquitoes just being a nuisance, others can spread disease. Along with this, no one wants to see family members, especially kids, becoming upset and scratching like crazy throughout the day. Pest control is crucial as they will find where the mosquitos are coming from and offer control treatments. More specifically, seasonal treatments to fight the problem before it has a chance even to begin. Don’t let your summer months be filled with scratch cream and ointments. Enjoy that beautiful weather with your family and friends.