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Mosquito 101

In the summer, mosquitos can be the difference between a great time outdoors and an awful outing. Welcome to Mosquito 101 – here’s what you need to know to avoid mosquito bites and enjoy time outside.

Avoiding Mosquitos

Mosquitos thrive in moist, warm climates, which is why they are very prominent in Texas. These insects can transmit viruses and leave itchy, irritating bites. To avoid mosquitos, stay away from stagnant water. Since mosquitos lay their eggs in water, standing water is their ideal breeding ground. An easy way for you to control mosquitos around your home is to empty containers like trash cans, buckets and pots that are likely to hold water. Keep your doors and windows closed to avoid them getting inside your home. If you have pets, it’s important to change their water bowls often.

Mosquito Control at Home

Mosquito repelling sprays and candles are a short-term solution to getting rid of these bothersome bugs. If mosquitos are swarming your home, hiring a professional to identify breeding spots and treating the area is a long-term solution to a major mosquito problem. Barrier treatments are an effective way to kill and repel mosquitos, plus they can also reduce other types of insects like gnats.

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites are more than a nuisance – they can also be quite dangerous. Mosquitos can transmit diseases from person to person, which can sometimes be fatal. The first sign of a mosquito bite is an itching or burning sensation where you were bitten. It can swell up and become red, especially if you continue to itch the bite. The best treatment for a mosquito bite is to wash the area and apply an anti-itch cream or a cold compress. The itching will only make it worse, so try to avoid touching the area as much as possible. Mosquito bites go away on their own after a few days. If you develop a fever or other symptoms, you should see a doctor. Put a stop to the buzzing and biting and contact Dustin Pest Control today! Our team of professionals is here to help you have a mosquito-free summer.
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