The Secret To Effective Mosquito Control In New Jersey

May 21, 2021

It can be impossible to go for a nice walk outdoors during the warmer months of the year without being attacked by mosquitoes. What is sad is that these pests are often the reason many homeowners stay inside. Is this the case for you and your property? If so, we are here to help. Here are some practical ways to fight back against mosquitoes and one secret control method that is guaranteed to keep these pests off your New Jersey property.

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What Are Mosquitoes?

Not all mosquitoes feed on blood. Male mosquitoes live on a diet of nectar and sweet liquids like honeydew. It is only females that need to feed on blood. They do so to provide nutrients for their eggs, which they lay in sources of stagnant water. Properties provide places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in the form of ornate pools, birdbaths, ponds, left out toys, containers, and other objects that collect rainwater. The more potential breeding grounds your property and neighboring ones have, the more dense mosquitoes will be around your yard.

What Encourages Mosquitoes To Bite

Although mosquitoes aren’t picky in what blood they feed on, several things help these pests decide whom to bite. One common factor that draws these pests to people is carbon dioxide. If you regularly exercise outside or do other activities that cause you to breathe heavily, mosquitoes will be more likely to cause you trouble. Other attributing factors that increase your chances of being bitten include body heat, the color of your clothes, your blood type, and where and when you choose to spend time outdoors. If you live or regularly visit areas of increased moisture such as swamps and marshlands, or frequently go outside during dusk and dawn, you will have more trouble with mosquito attacks. 

How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes kill over one million people each year with the diseases they spread. That said, only a minuscule amount of these deaths occur here in the states. Thanks to our advanced health care and easy access to medicine, mosquito-borne diseases are easily treated here in America. This, however, does not make them any less troublesome. Getting sick from a mosquito bite is still incredibly unpleasant and can cost a pretty penny in medical costs if serious symptoms arise. Some common diseases these pests regularly spread in America include West Nile virus, dengue fever, and Malaria.

Prevention Tips For Mosquitoes

There are many things you can do to reduce your chances of being bitten by a mosquito. Here are a few of the best prevention tips our experts recommend you try:

  • Do not exercise outdoors during dusk and dawn.
  • Wear lighter colored clothing.
  • Use mosquito repellant before spending long periods outside.
  • Remove sources of water build up around your property.
  • Stock ponds on your property with mosquitofish.
  • Replace the water in ornate pools and birdbaths once every four days.

The Absolute Best Way To Deal With Mosquitoes

Preventing mosquitoes is not easy, especially when you don’t have the time, effort, and money needed to do the job right. If you are looking for a simpler solution to keeping these potentially dangerous pests off your New Jersey property, let the professionals at Amco Pest Solutions help. Our has been fighting back against pests like mosquitoes since 1940 and would be happy to utilize our skills around your property.
Reach out to us today for any questions you have about our mosquito control or to schedule an appointment for your New Jersey property.

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