7 Signs of mosquito infestation This Summer
Summer is one of my favorite seasons, you get to have fun in the sun, where beautiful floral print dresses, take the kids out, walk your dog, etc. However, this is a season when pests, including mosquitoes are active. When having your summer fun, remember to take care of your loved ones, and yourself as well.
If you want to know that small shouldn’t be overlooked, try sleeping in a room with a single mosquito and the next morning you will know how valuable you are. As far as you reside anywhere on earth, the name mosquito won’t be a strange name to you. Mosquitoes are famous for caring the pathogen of the infamous malaria parasite among others. Unlike most other pest mosquitoes are better solved by hygiene when it comes to long term solution rather than extermination. Mosquito reproduces quite fast and what better way is there to eradicate a species that reproduce quite fast than to stop them from reproducing.
Mosquitoes are generally attracted to carbon (iv) oxide also called (CO2).
That’s how mosquito locate their victims. Below are the most common signs of mosquito infestation
• Irritating bite with inflammation and swelling.
• Annoying buzzing sound
• You will find larvae in standing water
• You will find yourself scratching yourself in the middle of the night.
• You spot them lingering in a dim shady area
• You find them hovering over sweet things in the kitchen
How To Eradicate Mosquitoes
Ensure there is no standing water near your house
Truth be told wherever you find mosquitoes, their breeding place shouldn’t be that far away. Once you rid yourself of standing water and your problem is half solved.
Applying Bacterial to water body water
A bacterial called (Bacillus thuringiensis) is another very powerful method to get rid of mosquito larvae. this bacterial is nontoxic to humans, wildlife and pest only to the larvae. Just a simple drop of it and you are good to go. If you live close to drainage or a large water body, then this is your best bet to get rid of mosquito larvae. But if for some reason you can’t get it to buy where you stay then you could just apply oil. The oil basically makes a thin layer above the water.
Every living thing must breathe. And if they can’t they die. Applying oil will stop the exchange of gasses between the air and the water causing all the larvae to die. You could also apply soap, or bleach.
Net your window
The goal of this is to stop a mosquito from entering into your house especially when you stay at an area where mosquitoes are quite common. You should be considering paying a furniture man to net your windows.
Insecticide comes in handy when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes quick. There is a high chance that you will kill the mosquito and yourself. Insecticides are poisonous so caution should be used when applying. If possible, exit the house for a while.
Peppermint is a non-toxic substance that can be used to rid homes of pest. Peppermint does not exactly kill pests. It just irritates them. Peppermint also known as (menthe balsamea wild ) is a hybrid mint. It is a cross between water mint and spearmint. It was originally found in the middle east and Europe. But it is now cultivated in most part of the world.
Just like every other pest, mosquitoes are irritated by the scent of lemon. So using a lemon scented product such as fragrance will do the trick.
Call a professional pest control exterminator
Getting rid of mosquito can be a bit challenging if handled by a person without experience and time to do a little research. Over the years, the pest has evolved and have grown immune to a lot of things that formally worked in exterminating them. If you don’t have knowledge of what works and what doesn’t you will keep chasing the setting sun.
Why you need a professional pest control exterminator?
Despite all the DIY (do it yourself) technique, you will find on the internet, when it comes to handling pest they are often one little mistake away from not being effective. It is just like learning to drive a car from YouTube. There is a high chance that you will bash your car against something over a couple of trials. The same thing happens with most do it yourself techniques. If you don’t get a proper explanation and guide through it, you may be chasing setting sun rather than getting rid of the infestation.
Below are some reasons why it is often better to get the help of a professional pest control exterminator.
Technology; Over the years, pests have evolved and have grown immune to a lot of things that formally worked in exterminating them. If you don’t have in-depth knowledge of what works and what doesn’t you will spend a lot of money without seeing any decent result.
Encourage Yourself In the Lord
Education; The whole point of getting rid of pests is; do not have an issue of such again. This is where professional pest control exterminators come into play. Most times after they exterminate your house they often give a brief lecture on how to avoid this problem again.