How To Protect Your Family From Mosquito Bites?

Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance; they can be dangerous to your health. Mosquito bites can cause diseases like the West Nile virus, Zika virus, and malaria.

That’s why it’s so important to protect your family from mosquito bites. Mosquito control services can help reduce the population of mosquitoes in your area. And while there’s no guaranteed way to prevent mosquito bites, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk.


Here are a few tips to keep your family safe from mosquito bites:

Empty or remove any standing water around your home.

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. To reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home, empty any water containers, such as buckets, cans, flower pots, toys, or birdbaths, at least once a week. Remove any standing water in clogged gutters, rain barrels, wading pools, old tires, or anywhere else water might collect.

You can also keep a mosquito-eating fish such as gambusia in ornamental ponds.

If you have any swimming pools, keep them clean and chlorinated. Mosquito Control Services use various methods to keep pools clean, including skimming, brushing, and vacuuming. They also add chlorine to the water to help kill mosquitoes and other pests.


Use mosquito repellent

When you’re outside, use mosquito repellent on your skin and clothing. There are a variety of mosquito repellents available, so it is essential to choose one that is right for you. Some mosquito repellents contain DEET, which effectively repels mosquitoes but can also be toxic if used in large amounts. There are also natural mosquito repellents that contain ingredients such as lemon eucalyptus oil or citronella oil. No matter which type of mosquito repellent you choose, using it regularly is the best way to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.


Wear the right clothing

Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, so they are more likely to bite us when we are outdoors. Mosquitoes can also sense the warmth of our bodies, so they are more likely to bite us when it is cooler outside.  So it’s essential to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when you’re outside to keep mosquitoes away from exposed skin. If you are going to be outside for extended periods, consider wearing light-colored clothing, as dark colors tend to attract mosquitoes. 

In addition, loose-fitting clothes offer less surface area for mosquitoes to bite. Mosquito nets can also protect your face and body while you sleep.


Use mosquito traps

Mosquito Control Services can help you find and purchase the right mosquito trap for your needs, and they will also provide you with information on how to use the web effectively. Mosquito traps work by attracting mosquitoes with a lure, such as a light or a specific type of scent. The mosquitoes then enter the trap, are trapped, and eventually die.


Install mosquito screens on all doors and windows.

Mosquito screens are made with a fine mesh that keeps mosquitoes out while allowing fresh air to flow into your home. Mosquito Control Services provides a wide variety of mosquito screen options to choose from to find the perfect fit for your home. 

Mosquito screens are also easy to install and remove, so you can take them down when you don’t need them and put them back up when mosquito season starts again. 


Keep your grass and shrubbery trimmed.

Mosquitoes like to hide in tall grass and shrubs. Keeping your grass and shrubs trimmed will help reduce the number of places mosquitoes can hide on your property and ambush unsuspecting victims.


Stay inside during peak mosquito hours.

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk. So, staying inside during these times will help reduce your exposure to mosquitoes.


Schedule regular mosquito control services.

Mosquito control services help protect your family from mosquito bites by using various methods to reduce the population of mosquitoes in your area. Mosquito control measures can include insecticides, traps, and other devices to reduce the breeding and resting sites for mosquitoes. Mosquito control services can also provide you with educational materials.

In addition, regular mosquito control services can help you identify potential sources of mosquito breeding sites on your property to take steps to eliminate them. Mosquito control services are an essential part of protecting your family from mosquito bites, and they should be scheduled regularly to ensure the most effective protection possible.

If you are looking for Mosquito Control Services, look no further than James Pest Management! We can help you take steps to protect your family from mosquito bites, and our experienced team will work with you to create a customized Mosquito Control plan that fits your needs. Contact us today to get started!