Mosquitoes feed on its host by biting and sucking blood. While feeding off its host, mosquito transfers diseases and pathogens which are harmful and can cause serious illnesses such as Malaria, Chikungunya, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, Zika virus and so on. Every year 700,000 deaths occur due to mosquito transferred diseases. Mosquitoes lay their eggs on the surface of the water once they hatch the Lava feed on aquatic organisms. There are around 1000 species of mosquitoes that feed on the blood of humans, animals, vertebrates, mammals, birds, amphibians and some on fish and also some invertebrates. We at Accurate Pest Control urge you to take preventive measures especially during this on-going COVID-19 pandemic which has affected so many lives across the globe.
We have listed a few items you can do to help prevent mosquitoes
- Oscillating Aura Ceiling Fan
You can use oscillating aura ceiling fan at high speed on your patio to blow the mosquitoes away. Mosquitoes are unable to fly in high wind. If you are outdoors, using an oscillating fan at full speed is the best solution to keep mosquitoes away. The high-speed wind coming out of the oscillating fan will create turbulence and make flying for the mosquitoes difficult. If you are indoors you can use ceiling fan at medium to high speed, this will create a downward force causing the mosquito to move away from you.
- Standstill Water
You can also prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your house by getting rid of all stand still water or stagnating water. If you live in an area that experiences heavy rainfall and water logging there is a possibility that mosquitoes are breeding in puddles around the area. Mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water. It is recommended to drain out pots or vessels which contain water. If there is a stagnating pond near your house you can call the local area health officials to check the water for possibilities of mosquitoes breeding in it.
- Vegetation Control
Make sure the lawn is maintained on a regular basis to prevent overgrowth harborage areas for Mosquitoes. Maintain vegetation behind home if you have an alley or greenbelt area. Don’t let leaves accumulate and collect moisture, Mosquitos can breed in this area.
If you have tried most of the above solutions and don’t see any improvement then you have to contact your nearest pest control company to solve the issue. If you are in San Antonio, you can call our trained and licensed experts at Accurate Pest Control to evaluate your mosquito problem and we will recommend the most effective solution of mosquito control for you.