Smithereen offered great tips to prepare for the hot, humid, mosquito-laden summer months. Here, our team of pest experts offers additional suggestions for preventative measures to keep those mosquito bites from happening in the first place.
Understanding how mosquitoes behave and how to prepare for their inundation is one thing but knowing how to prevent bites properly is another. So, what should you do to keep mosquitoes from biting?
Avoid moisture and use mosquito repellents
Mosquitoes are attracted to moisture and heat, so when our bodies give off moisture and heat, they become more attracted to us.
There’s not much that we can or should do about sweat – so, how do you prevent mosquito bites during those sweatier times, especially when you’re enjoying the outdoors?
- First, wear repellent before going outside and remember to reapply it as needed. Typically, the brand of repellent that you’ve purchased will provide guidelines for reapplication.
- Drying off after sweating a lot can also be beneficial and may be an obvious and overlooked tactic for many people participating in physical activity outdoors during summer months.
- Remembering to apply repellent to clothing can be helpful, as well.
Mosquitoes are a pest: they will try to sneak in and get after what they want as soon as they possibly can. Remembering to protect your body and avoid moisture takes active engagement and awareness – even if going outside briefly, remember to protect yourself from mosquitoes to prevent bites.
Smithereen’s Mosquito Guard is a complete approach to prevention
In addition to preventative measures that homeowners can take to prevent mosquitoes from burdening their summers, Smithereen can also step in to help. Smithereen has been offering expert pest management services to clients since 1888. Our approach is constantly evolving as we respond to new industry developments, environmental demands and the needs of our valued clients located in diverse regions across the Midwestern United States.
When it comes to mosquitoes, Smithereen has developed an analytical and overarching Mosquito Guard Program that serves as an excellent preventative measure for homeowners.
Our approach combats mosquitoes and allows for a holistic analysis to combat mosquitoes in every way, and at every corner of your property. Our approach points out regions that may attract mosquitoes more than others, increasing client awareness as well as giving an in-depth analysis and response to areas that mosquitoes may breed and nest that are unbeknownst to homeowners.
Once Smithereen has done an in-depth analysis of your property, they will treat those areas appropriately and sequester your property’s mosquito inundation.
With your diligence and Smithereens help, you can prevent mosquito bites this summer
With regular use of insect repellent, analysis and riddance of areas containing standing water, you can take active steps to reduce the likelihood of a mosquito problem on your property. A trip to the hardware store and your local pharmacy coupled with care around your property can make a world of difference when it comes to warding off mosquitoes. Closing cracks in screens and doors can keep mosquitoes from following you indoors, as well. Wearing protective clothing and repellent and being aware of moisture on your skin and around your property can be helpful steps in keeping mosquito bites at bay. Implementing repellent lights or candles can help keep mosquitoes at bay, and with the help of Smithereen’s Mosquito Guard Program, you can keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer, limiting pesky bites on the skin of you and your loved ones.