Insects

How to Keep Mosquitoes From Biting


Which NJ mosquito treatment plans pack the most punch? From repellants to total annihilation, the experts at Allison have you covered.

Five Ways to Keep Mosquitos from Biting:

1. Get the Deet(s)
The ‘gold standards for mosquito repellants: DEET, Picaridin, and lemon-eucalyptus oil are endorsed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) – these bloodsucking pests can’t stand the smell.

2. Go Towards the Light
Dark clothing, which retains heat, attracts mosquitoes, making lighter-colored, cooler fabric options a better choice.

3. Give them the Boot
Insecticides like Permethrin kill mosquitoes on-contact, and are commonly used by county and city mosquito control programs. However they leave eggs and larvae unaffected, making additional control measures necessary.

4. Bug them Back
A preferred NJ mosquito treatment, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), a bacteria sold in pellet and powder form, can be used to take-out mosquitoes in the water in which they live, producing proteins that turn into toxins after larvae eat them.

5. Use them for Food
Mosquito fish, inexpensive and available locally and online, are used worldwide to control mosquito populations, voraciously feeding on mosquito and other larvae in your pond. Dragonflies do likewise, and are commonly used as a natural control method by some cities.

Wish you could take a bite out of the mosquito population around your home? The NJ mosquito treatment experts at Allison Pest Control can help. Bite back. Contact us today.

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