How To Protect Yourself From Tucson's Mosquitoes
September 15, 2021 - Mosquitoes
What is your favorite thing about going outdoors? Some people love fresh air. Others enjoy looking at nature. Maybe your favorite thing is hearing bugs and birds make sounds. Now that you have something nice in mind, what is your least favorite thing? The first thing we think of is mosquitoes. These annoying but common pests in Tucson regularly ruin outdoor gatherings and camping trips and, because of the many diseases they can transmit, are a threat to our health. If you are tired of being attacked by mosquitoes when you spend time outdoors, here are some things you should do to protect yourself.
Make Yourself Less Visible
Mosquitoes use a few different things to spot their next meal, including body temperature, silhouettes, and carbon dioxide. To make yourself less visible to these pests, be careful when and where you exercise outdoors and wear light-colored clothing. Something that makes people more attractive to mosquitoes is their blood type. If you are regularly the one in your group of friends attacked by these pests, this might be why.
Avoid Going Outside When Mosquitoes Are Active
Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk. Keep this in mind if you ever go camping or take a hike. While at home, we recommend that you stay indoors during these hours to avoid bites.
Avoid Mosquito Dense Areas
Mosquitoes breed inside stagnant pools of water. Some areas that have denser populations of these pests include marshes and wetlands. You may also notice more mosquitoes near small ponds and other still bodies of water.
Find A Mosquito Repellent That Works For You
There are many different mosquito repellents on the market. Most are either chemical-based or have natural deterrents. We recommend finding one you are most comfortable with. Use this repellent if you plan to travel to a mosquito-dense area or go outside at dusk or dawn.
Eliminate Sources Of Water Buildup
If you are noticing an influx of mosquito activity on your property, it means they are breeding somewhere nearby. To fix this issue, eliminate areas of water buildup after it rains. While doing this, do your best to pick up toys, remove containers, and address other areas that might collect water in the future. If you have ornate pools or birdbaths on your property, change the water once every four days to eliminate any eggs that may hatch there. Another solution to this is to invest in self-circulating pools and birdbaths. Finally, make sure your gutters are clear and properly channeling water away from your home's exterior.
Use Fans Outdoors
Something everyone should know about mosquitoes is that they are poor flyers. You may have noticed that when it is windy outside, these pests bite less frequently. To replicate windy weather around your covered outdoor lounging areas, install some fans; this will make it more difficult for mosquitoes to land on you and reduce your chances of being bitten.
Call A Professional
If you want your yard to be a safe zone from mosquitoes, you need professional pest control. At Rigo Pest Prevention, we take care of our community by offering detailed services to eliminate mosquitoes on Tucson properties. Whether you are looking for a long-term answer for your property's mosquito problem or need a quick solution to protect an outdoor event, we offer an option.
Give us a call today to discuss your home pest control options with one of our friendly service representatives. They will help you find a solution that best fits your Tucson property's needs.