It takes pest control technicians years to become experts in mosquito control. While you may not want to go through extensive training, you probably have an interest in learning the basics of mosquito prevention and elimination. With this guide, you can learn enough about mosquitoes to keep your home or business free from these annoying and dangerous Raleigh pests.

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The True Danger Of Raleigh Mosquitoes

Most people think of mosquitoes as a nuisance pest that keeps them from enjoying their yard. However, they don’t realize that mosquitoes pose a threat to their family. Because female mosquitoes penetrate your skin to suck your blood, they have the potential to spread serious diseases.

Mosquitoes also have the potential to cause secondary infections. When a mosquito bites you, the saliva remains in your skin. Most people only have minor reactions to the saliva, but some individuals experience more discomfort than others. When the itching is severe, there’s a chance the scratching could open up the bite and introduce bacteria.

To avoid the dangers of mosquitoes, you need to work on keeping these Raleigh pests away from your property. And that’s easier said than done. As long as you have warm bodies on your property, mosquitoes will have a reason to invade.

What Attracts Mosquitoes?

As mentioned, mosquitoes are attracted to human and animal food sources. However, other factors attract them as well. For instance, all of the following could be drawing mosquitoes onto your property:

Preventing Mosquito Bites

When you’re outdoors, you can wear long sleeves and long pants to make it more difficult for mosquitoes to get to you. Another way to limit your bites is to wear a DEET mosquito spray. However, these tips won’t entirely protect you from these local pests. Mosquitoes can bite through clothing, and some bug sprays are ineffective. On your own, preventing Mosquito bites is nearly impossible.

If you avoid going outside at dusk or dawn, you are more likely to avoid mosquitoes. But you deserve to enjoy your yard at all times of the day. The only way to do this is to work with a pest control professional. Our team at Innovative Pest Solutions has access to the most effective tools for mosquito control. When you call us, we come out to your property and create a customized home pest control plan to prevent and eliminate mosquitoes. Call us today and receive ongoing mosquito prevention for your Raleigh home or business.

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