Simple Tips for Mosquito Prevention and Treatment

July 6, 2015By

Nothing can ruin your outdoor adventures faster than a mosquito invasion. Mosquitoes are at their very least annoying, and more seriously, can carry disease.

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No one likes to be part of the buffet when they are at their own cookout, but what can you do to keep yourself and your family safe? There are several ways you can help make your summer more mosquito-free, and also several ways you can protect your outdoor events.

Yard Protection

If your yard seems like a hangout for mosquitoes, there may be some things you can do to change this. Mosquitoes like areas that are wet, especially common yard features like puddles, ditches, and backed-up drainage areas. This is where they mate, and as the sun sets, they tend to get more active.

If you want mosquitoes gone from your yard, the first thing you have to do is find the source of water they are breeding in and remove it. If you have a pond, you may want to set up some smoke traps or some mosquito torches near it.

If you are looking for something to keep them away from your party, remember that mosquitoes are driven by smells. If you use certain masking agents, such as mosquito candles or torches, then the little fiends won’t be able to smell you, and won’t know that you’re there as a snack.

Ways to Protect Yourself

Mosquitoes, like most bugs, are attracted by several things. Most are attracted by scents, such as proteins and cholesterol in the skin. This has nothing to do with your weight; it’s more to do with the levels of chemicals that are found in your skin. While we as people don’t tend to notice these, mosquitoes can sense them from over 100 feet away.

The fastest way you can protect yourself from being a mosquito lunch is to mask your scent. If they can’t smell you, then they won’t know you are food. This is the primary purpose of most mosquito sprays, and for the most part, it works.

While there are different types of sprays for different types of people and skin, you may want to try something a little more contact-free. There are now mosquito belt clasps you can buy that emit an odor that keeps mosquitoes away. Granted, these work better for some people than others, but they are usually pretty effective.

Methods Offered by Fischer

Fischer Environmental has treatments they can perform on your property that will all but eliminate the mosquito population you have within 24 hours, and if the treatment is kept up every two months, your mosquito problems will be a thing of the past. Part of their process involves applying their products across the perimeter of your property.

Further, they look for areas on your property that are likely to be home to mosquitoes, and if they can’t be eliminated, then Fischer treats them, too. In short, Fisher offers a quick and easy solution to your mosquito problem that is field tested and guaranteed to work. It’s safe, clean, and best of all, something you won’t have to worry about once it’s done.

Mosquitoes can carry malaria, yellow fever, the West Nile virus, and a host of other diseases. Their bites agitate and annoy, and their very presence can ruin any outdoor gathering. If you are tired of feeling like the main course whenever you step into your backyard, then it’s time to do something about it.

Remember to take the necessary precautions when it comes to yourself and your property. For more permanent relief, consider giving the professionals at Fischer a call to help eliminate your outdoor pest problem for good.

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