The summer is a great time of year, but with summer comes bugs and insects, including mosquitoes. While not very many people enjoy insects. Mosquitoes can be the worst of them all because they can transmit diseases. Why do mosquitoes come out in the summer and how can you protect yourself? A-Tex Pest Management addresses this below.
What Habitat Do Mosquitoes Like?
Mosquitoes love warm, humid climates. They thrive in temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees. Mosquitoes will start coming out between March and early November. They do not like direct sunlight so you will see them come out in the morning or evening. Mosquitoes love standing water so if you have any water from rain, sprinklers, or a pond you may find more mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes need to stay moisturized for breeding.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More?
Mosquitoes can be such a nuisance in the summer nights. Nobody wants to be sitting outside, enjoying their summer and having mosquitoes around biting them. Not only are they a nuisance and make you itch, but they can also transmit diseases. Do you ever wonder why they are attracted to us in the first place? One of the main reasons is because of the amount of carbon dioxide that we inhale. They also enjoy the perspiration that can be on us during the hot summer. And of course, they love blood. Have you ever noticed that certain people get more bit than others? This could be because it is believed that certain blood types or more attractive to mosquitoes. Mosquitoes seem to bite more people with O blood type, than people with A or B blood.
How Can I Protect Myself from Mosquitoes?
To help protect yourself from mosquitoes there are a few things that you can do to make mosquitoes less interested in you. Use insect repellent. Mosquitoes are attracted to smells, but they do not like the insect repellent smell. You can also wear protective clothing. If you cover up they cannot go through the clothes. Avoid going to places where more mosquitoes are. This means don’t go where there is stagnant water, because that is where the mosquitoes like to be. Try to avoid being outside during dusk and dawn.
When Do Mosquitoes Go Away?
Like all living things, mosquitoes have a life span. Male mosquitoes die after 10 days while female mosquitoes can live up to two months. If female mosquitoes are by water, then they can breed every three days. If the female mosquito cannot find water, then they will not live as long. Mosquitoes also cannot live in temperatures when it gets too cold. In the winter they will die because of dehydration and lack of food.
How Do I Get Rid of Mosquitoes in My Home & Yard?
You can use sprays and candles to help get rid of mosquitoes. They will leave, but that will not kill the mosquitoes. If you want to get rid of mosquitoes, you need to kill the larva. The mosquitoes life cycle is not very long, but with mosquitoes breeding every three days you need to get rid of the larva to get rid of the mosquitoes.