How To Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes get a bad press, but to be honest they deserve it. There are few things more annoying when you’re trying to get to sleep than the high-pitched whine of mosquitoes in your room. You just know that they will bite you at some point in the night.
Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance, leaving you with nasty itchy bites. Those bites all come from the female. The male mosquito prefers to feed on nectar and other sweet things.
How do you get rid of mosquitoes in your home for good? If the infestation is small then the first thing you should try is our DIY products. These are highly effective when the problem isn’t too bad, but if it gets worse or keeps coming back then you’ll need to call in the experts.
Everyone knows how annoying and painful mosquitoes can be. Somehow, no matter how many you manage to swat, there always seem to be some that manage to get through to give you a nasty, itchy bite or two.
Here are some facts that you might want to know about mosquitoes:
- They can develop from eggs to adults in just six to ten days.
- They are found close to still water, where their larvae feed and develop.
- They seem to be attracted to dark colours.
- Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn or dusk – or if you’re unlucky, both. That’s when their internal clocks tell them it’s feeding time.
- The red bumps and itching caused by a mosquito bite are caused by an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva.
Signs of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes often make that all-too-familiar high pitched whine.
Bites are an obvious giveaway, ranging from mildly irritating to intensely inflamed with swelling. Only the female mosquito bites humans, the males will feed off nectar and other sweet things.
The adults are attracted to standing water including water butts, water trays from house plants and water bowls, where they lay their eggs.
You might spot them walking upside down on ceilings and glass surfaces.
Mosquitoes travel a long way so if there’s standing water within a mile of your home it may be the source of your problems.
Mosquitoes might be attracted to your lawn or shrubbery if it is well watered.
Mosquito Identification and Elimination
If you know that you have identified a problem with mosquitoes then you might be able to deal with it using our DIY products. These are suitable for small infestations but when it comes to bigger problems or mosquitoes that keep on coming back, then you’ll need professional help.
Our certified technicians are experts in the habits of mosquitoes. They can provide the best treatment for your particular problem as well as advice on how to keep these insects at bay.