Mosquitoes are among the most common insect pests in NJ during this time of year. They can spread West Nile virus and other diseases, so it’s important to lower your risk of being bitten by these pests. Keep the following information on mosquitoes in mind, and get professional Monmouth County NJ pest control if you have an infestation.
Why Mosquitoes Bite
Mosquitoes need blood in order for their eggs to thrive and hatch. Blood provides these eggs with protein. Female mosquitoes detect carbon monoxide from your breath, which lures them to you. Once the eggs hatch, mosquitoes don’t have a long life span. Males typically live up to ten days, while females can live up to eight weeks depending on species.
Preventing Mosquito Bites
You can lower your risk of mosquito bites by wearing light-colored clothes instead of dark ones, which trap heat. Wearing mosquito repellant can also help prevent these pests from biting you when you’re outside this summer. If possible, you should also cover exposed skin when you’re going to be outside by wearing long sleeves and pants.
Preventing Mosquito Infestations
You can keep mosquitoes from becoming a problem on your property by getting rid of standing water, such as in bird baths and clogged gutters. Having your property treated for mosquitoes can prevent infestations as well. These steps help lower the risk of having mosquitoes breed on your property, which would lead to larger populations.
If you need Monmouth County NJ pest control for mosquitoes this summer, contact Allison Pest Control.