A deep knowledge about mosquitoes can help you take appropriate steps to eliminate frustrating infestations! Allow us to explain several mosquito facts that you may not know.
Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and body heat.
You may have heard someone say, “mosquitoes love me!” and blame it on their blood type. Mosquitoes may be attracted to them, but it’s not because they’re A+ or O-. It’s because of the heat their body produces and the carbon dioxide they release while breathing! Mosquitoes can detect this heat and gas and will travel up to 14 miles for it. Although, many mosquitoes don’t have to travel but a few yards to find a mammal or human.
Mosquitoes don’t technically bite!
Ever since you were a child, you probably believed and heard that mosquitoes bite people. Understandably, how else are they getting your blood?? They technically don’t bite because they use a part of their body called proboscis to pierce your skin. Once they’ve created a tiny hole, they suck the blood. That’s why when you hit them, you may see some blood.
Mosquitoes can have a negative health impact.
Beyond a constant itching sensation after a mosquito “bites” you, mosquitoes can carry viruses such as the West Nile Virus, malaria, and dengue fever. It’s important to rid these pests from your property so you can enjoy your spring and summer nights without mosquitoes buzzing around your head.
Mosquitoes thrive in damp or wet environments.
Whether it’s moist soil or water in an old tire, mosquitoes thrive in damp or wet environments. This is where the female mosquito will lay her eggs, so it’s vital to empty these water sources often to disrupt the mosquito life cycle.
Bizzy Bee Exterminators Are Your Mosquito Experts
Although small, mosquitoes pose a huge threat and nuisance to your evening activities! Our team can effectively spray your property to create a barrier against mosquitoes. Call us right away to safeguard your property and eliminate pesky mosquitoes: 1-800-273-4958