The Secret To Effective Mosquito Protection In Pensacola

mosquito biting someone's skin

When was the last time you were bitten by a mosquito? How long did that bite itch afterward? Some people have more harsh reactions to mosquito bites. They experience swelling around the area of the bite and an itching sensation that lasts for several days. But even people who do not have this adverse reaction still have some symptoms after being bitten. To help you avoid being bitten by mosquitoes in Pensacola, here are some things to consider today.

How To Attract Mosquitoes

If you are looking for how to attract mosquitoes, walk through a swamp in the early morning with short sleeves and no bug repellant. If you have type O blood, even better. Of course, this is just a joke. You are here to avoid mosquitoes. To help you with this, here is how to repel mosquitoes.

  • Avoid mosquito-dense areas like swamps and marshlands.
  • Limit your time outdoors during dusk and dawn, as this is when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Apply mosquito repellant to yourself before going out into an area where mosquitoes might be.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to make yourself less visible to mosquitoes.
  • Keep in mind that mosquitoes are attracted to body heat and carbon dioxide while working or exercising outdoors.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes From Your Yard With DIY

When you are in your yard, you should not have to implement mosquito repellant strategies on yourself. In order to not have to apply mosquito repellant to your body every time you go out into your yard, here are four DIY prevention tips to reduce your chances of being bitten on your property.

  1. Eliminate sources of rainwater that build up on your property.
  2. Change the water inside ornate pools and birdbaths once every four days.
  3. Install fans around your outdoor lounging areas.
  4. Stock large bodies of water like ponds with mosquitofish.

Diseases Caused By Mosquitoes

There are many diseases caused by mosquitoes that afflict people around the world every day. Thankfully, outbreaks of mosquito-spread diseases happen less frequently here in the United States. This is mostly due to our easily accessed medical services and the low number of people and animals that carry blood-borne diseases that mosquitoes transmit. All of this said, outbreaks still occur in different areas around the United States each year. To avoid getting sick from a mosquito bite, keep an eye out (listen to the news) to learn about outbreaks in your area and take general precautions to reduce your chances of being bitten.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are poor flyers and tend to only travel so far during their life span. That said, no matter how much DIY you implement on your property, if your neighbors do not do the same, then you will always have the risk of finding mosquitoes in your yard. The only way to make sure these pests stay off your property is to have it treated by a professional. At EnviroGuard, we offer eco-friendly treatments that turn area properties into no-land zones for mosquitoes. Because mosquitoes have to land frequently due to their weak wings, they will eventually land in a treated area that quickly eliminates them. To take our control even further, we treat bodies of water so that mosquito eggs cannot survive in them. We then maintain these treatments with scheduled visits.

Give our team a call today to discuss your options with one of our friendly service representatives. They will walk you through our approach to mosquito control and find a time to have your Pensacola property treated for these invasive and potentially dangerous insects.