Tips to Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes: annoying little creatures that can potentially transfer deadly diseases and give you a horrible itch. These West Nile Virus carrying pests are everywhere during the Summer time, but there are ways to get rid of them. First, you have to know what attracts mosquitoes, so you can know how to get rid of them.

These bad boys can smell their targets from up to 50 meters, and it’s said that people with high cholesterol or concentration of steroids tend to attract more mosquitoes. So yeah, don’t do steroids and watch your cholesterol! But that isn’t completely definite. Mosquitoes will also approach people that produce more of certain types of acids, like lactic acid. They also approach people with plenty of perfume. In addition, they like carbon dioxide, so areas with more carbon dioxide will attract more of them. Finally, areas of greater heat will also attract more mosquitoes.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes:

  • Buy a good repellant that has an ingredient called DEET (about 23%) and it will protect you for up to 5 hours.

  • Buy citronella candles or torches, because the smell they give off deters mosquitoes.

  • Don’t wear dark or heavy clothes during the summer.

  • Get rid of standing/stagnate water in your yard.

  • Get some chemical spray for your backyard

  • Eating garlic and lemons tend to deter mosquitoes.

Tips to Prevent Bug Infestation

During the summer time, bugs tend to invade your home more frequently. It’s not just indoors, as they can also ruin your backyard BBQs, especially those pesky mosquitoes. There are wasps, bees, hornets, and other bugs that can sting you, and then there are the mosquitoes, fleas and ticks that can carry diseases.

Just like human beings, bugs need food, shelter and water to survive. Here are some tips on how to keep bugs out of your home, as well as out of your backyard:

Seal Your Home: Seal the cracks, holes and doors of your home. You can install an aluminum or steel threshold under your door. You can also look for cracks in your foundation or on your roof and seal them up properly. Holes on the roof are commonly found around the chimney or roof vents.

Keep Up with Yard Work: Keep your yard maintained to decrease the chance of bug infestations. Bugs like mosquitoes need water to breed, so get rid of pools or puddles of water in your yard. Make sure your yard is cleaned at least once a week.

Clean Clutter: A dirty, cluttered home is the perfect place for bugs to live, as it’s easier for them to hide and breed. Insects need nesting places, so the clutter needs to be cleaned up. You can also limit your food consumption to just one room, to avoid crumbs and spills around the house. In addition, you should wash your dishes immediately and put them in the dishwasher, as well as store your trash properly.