Mosquito Myths: What You Need to Know

Mosquito Myths: What you need to know.

Mosquitoes are a nuisance, but they can also be a serious health hazard. They can transmit diseases like West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Malaria.

There are a lot of myths about mosquito control. Here are some of the most common ones:

Mosquitoes only bite at night.

This is not true. Mosquitoes can bite at any time of day, but they are most active at dawn and dusk.

Mosquitoes only live in warm climates.

This is also not true. Mosquitoes can be found all over the world, including in cold climates.

You can’t get rid of mosquitoes completely.

This is not true either. With the right mosquito control program, you can significantly reduce the mosquito population in your area.

DEET is the only effective mosquito repellent.

There are many different mosquito repellents available, and some are more effective than others. DEET is a good option, but there are other natural and synthetic repellents that can also be effective.

Mosquitoes are attracted to light.

This is not entirely true. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, but they are also attracted to light. This is why they are often found around porch lights and other sources of light.

You can get rid of mosquitoes by draining standing water.

This is a good way to reduce the mosquito population, but it is not a complete solution. Mosquitoes can breed in very small amounts of water, so it is important to also inspect your yard for and remove any standing water.


Additional information:

  • Here are some tips for preventing mosquito bites:
    • Wear long sleeves and pants when you are outdoors.
    • Use insect repellent that contains DEET or another effective ingredient.
    • Apply insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing.
    • Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
    • Drain standing water around your home.
    • Repair any holes in screens on windows and doors.
  • Here are some of the diseases that mosquitoes can transmit:
    • West Nile virus
    • Zika virus
    • Malaria
    • Dengue fever
    • Chikungunya

If you are bitten by a mosquito, it is important to see a doctor right away.


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Our program is safe for people, pets, and the environment. We use only EPA-registered products, and we take care to avoid over-spraying.

Contact A1 Exterminators today to learn more about our mosquito control program. To learn more about our new eco-friendly mosquito trapping program. Let us help you get rid of mosquitoes so you can enjoy your yard all summer long.

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