What You Need To Know For Effective Mosquito Control For Your Baton Rouge Property

July 15, 2020

When you think of feared animals, what is the first creature that comes to mind? Most people would immediately think of tigers, bears, or sharks. Although interacting with these predatory creatures can indeed be dangerous, the amount of deaths associated with them is minuscule compared to that of mosquitoes.

a mosquito biting human skin

The mosquito is considered to be the most dangerous creature in the world and is responsible for nearly 1 million deaths annually. Compare that to the 16 deaths related to sharks, and you can start to see who the real apex predator is. The only thing is, mosquitoes aren’t predators, and they are not looking to kill. They just happen  to pick up, carry, and spread dangerous diseases.

The only question is, how dangerous are mosquitoes here in the states, and is there anything you can do to control them around your Baton Rouge property? We are here to help you figure this out today.

How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are as dangerous as the diseases around them. If a society lacks proper health care and sickness is rampant, then mosquitoes are a huge threat. This is why they are such a big problem in third world countries. Fortunately, here in America our healthcare system is much better equipped to deal with dangerous diseases. This does not mean, however, that mosquitoes are harmless. Thousands of cases of mosquito-borne diseases are seen each year in the United States, and hundreds result in fatality. The good news is, there are several things you can do to keep mosquitoes from biting you, and even some ways you can deter them from your property entirely. Here are a few things our experts recommend.

How You Can Deal With Mosquitoes

When dealing with mosquitoes the goal is to either keep them from biting you or deter them from settling down on your property. To start, let’s talk about a few ways you can reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.

  • Wear lighter colored clothing. This will make you less visible to mosquitoes who use dark silhouettes in front of a light background to hunt their prey.
  • Avoid wearing floral perfumes, lotions, or body sprays. These scents will quickly attract mosquitoes to wherever you are.
  • Apply mosquito repellant spray on your body before going outside. Many options exist, both natural and chemical. It is all about finding which one works best for you.
  • Avoid going outside during dusk and dawn. This is when mosquitoes are most active.

The second way you can reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes is to deter them from your property. Here are some simple ways our experts recommend you do this:

  • Eliminate sources of standing or stagnant water. These areas are used by mosquitoes to lay their eggs. The more still water your property has, the denser mosquito populations will be. If you have ornate pools or birdbaths, consider removing them or finding a way to circulate the water. For ponds, consider purchasing mosquito-killing fish.
  • Install fans around outdoor lounging areas. By nature, mosquitoes are terrible flyers. Even the slightest breeze will make it almost impossible for them to land.
  • Invest in professional pest control services. With just a single application by a professional pest control technician, you can deter mosquitoes from your property for months.

How River City Can Help With Your Mosquito Problems

At River City Termite & Pest, we offer a wide range of pest control plans including mosquito abatement. If you are looking for the best way to keep mosquitoes from biting you on your property, we are here to help.

Reach out to our team today to find out more about our mosquito treatments, or to schedule a service visit for your Baton Rouge property.

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