As long as the human has been walking the planet, he’s been plagued by a little flying pest known as the mosquito. As little as the mosquito is, it can be deadly. In fact, this flying nuisance is responsible for the transmission and spread of a whole host of lethal diseases and viruses. What really makes the entire situation worse is that there is nothing that can be done about the problem. Unfortunately, mosquitoes will always be a threat. This being said, there are things you can do to mitigate your risks and exposure to these flying pests. And this is something you’ll want to because doing the least little thing is better than doing nothing, especially when it comes to mosquitoes.
Why Mosquitoes Are Such A Threat
Most people know that mosquitoes are a nuisance, but they don’t know what a real threat they pose. The reason they pose such a big threat is that they feed on the blood of various hosts and ingest a plethora of pathogens before and while doing so, meaning their bites can transfer diseases directly into the blood of the unsuspecting hosts. This makes the mosquito one of the deadliest flying pests in the world. This has been proven by research showing that mosquitoes are responsible for more than one million deaths. The spread of malaria alone caused nearly 500,000 deaths.
Nearly 90 percent of those 500,000 deaths occurred in Africa. Half the population of Burundi is suffering from malaria. While mosquitoes can only fly an average of 400 meters per session, it is the human that spreads the diseases across communities and countries.
Dealing With Mosquitoes
As was mentioned, there is, unfortunately, nothing you’ll be able to do to entirely eliminate the threat of the mosquito. This is probably not something you’d expect a professional pest management firm to tell you, but we believe in complete openness and honesty, especially when it comes to our customers. This said you can mitigate your risk by applying chemical repellent. Applying a traditional mosquito repellent will keep the pest from biting you. Make sure you choose products that offer 30 to 50 percent DEET. To us, this is the gold standard ingredient for mosquito control and repellant.
We can also come out to the come and spray a protective barrier around the home to deter the unwanted invader. Along with this, it is going to be essential to repair and patch up any gaps in screens and doors as well as caulking and sealing cracks in the foundation and exterior walls. If you can see sunlight coming in through a space in your doors, windows, or home, you’ll need to seal the area. Traditional caulking and weather stripping works extremely well for this task.
While there are a variety of over-the-counter and DIY mosquito traps available, we offer some of the most cutting-edge traps infused with the best today’s technology has to offer. It might sound like a simple tactic, but fans can work well at deterring the pests. Installing outdoor porch fans or setting up box fans can make it harder for small insects to fly around the area.