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What To Do When Mosquitoes Start Buzzing Around Your Home

a mosquito perched on a leaf

There are many ways to prevent mosquito bites. You can apply mosquito repellent to your skin or to your clothing to ward off bites. You can wear bright colors to make it harder for mosquitoes to lock onto you. You can avoid going out into your yard in the morning or evening when mosquitoes are most active. But let's be honest, none of these are preferable.

It is also not ideal to attempt to build large, screened-in areas so you can enjoy your backyard without being eaten alive. We could go on and on about all of the many things you could do to try and prevent bite bites but the real secret to bite prevention is understanding why there are swarms of mosquitoes around your home in the first place.

Mosquitoes In Your Yard

When mosquitoes come into your yard, they are looking for two things. The first one, no doubt, you are already aware of - those mosquitoes want your blood. The other, you may not realize. Mosquitoes need sugar more than they need blood. They get sugar from the sap of plants. They draw sap out of plant stems with the same mouthparts they use to draw blood out of your body. If you have lots of plants in your yard, mosquitoes will come into your yard. Okay. So how does knowing this help to prevent mosquito bites?

Since mosquitoes spend a lot of time in your landscaping, feeding on sap, this is the perfect place to eliminate those mosquitoes. This is where professional mosquito control service fits into the picture. With seasonal mosquito treatments applied by a pest control professional, your landscaping will become a giant mosquito trap. When mosquitoes go into your vegetation, they are exposed to a control product that is designed to exterminate simple organisms like mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. And you may not know this, but an individual mosquito can lay a hundred eggs at a time. When your landscaping kills one mosquito, you may eliminate a hundred and one mosquitoes in one fell swoop!

Not having living mosquitoes in your yard is the best way to avoid bites and mitigate the threat of dangerous mosquito-borne viruses. So stop soaking yourself in bug spray. Stop putting up mosquito torches that don't work. Stop hoping that the smoke from your backyard firepit is going to drive those mosquitoes away. Invest in seasonal mosquito service from Aiken Pest Control and get real mosquito control for your South Carolina yard. It's time to take your backyard back.