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The Key To Effectively Dealing With Mosquito Infestations In Richmond

August 15, 2022 - Mosquitoes

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Are you tired of being bitten by mosquitoes on your Richmond property? If so, what are you currently doing to stop these pests? If your current answer is to douse your body with mosquito spray before going outside, we are happy to tell you, that is not the best solution. We are here today to talk about the best way to keep mosquitoes away from your Richmond yard and to provide some information to help you better understand these pests. If that is what you are looking for, keep reading. If you are here to find an affordable and effective professional mosquito control plan, jump on over to our contact-us page and reach out to us today.

Why Mosquitoes Are Not A Small Problem

There is no denying that mosquitoes are among the most annoying pests here in Richmond. The question is, are they just annoying or is there a good reason to be concerned when these pests bite? The truth is, the majority of mosquito bites here in the states will not be medically threatening. It is only when outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases happen that these pests become dangerous. Some common diseases mosquitoes spread in America are malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and chikungunya. Although we have access to high-quality medical services and the ability to treat these ailments here in the States, these diseases are still something you want to avoid. The only way to truly avoid mosquito-borne disease is to avoid these pests altogether.

Mosquito Myths To Be Aware Of

You don’t have to be an expert on mosquitoes in Richmond to know these pests are bad. We do, however, recommend you do your research so as to not be misinformed. To help with this research, here are three mosquito myths to be aware of.

Myth: Both male and female mosquitoes bite.

Truth: Only female mosquitoes bite. They need blood in order to provide nutrients for their eggs. Eggs are laid inside sources of stagnant water.

Myth: Mosquitoes bite people with type O blood more frequently.

No significant studies have proven a link between blood type and mosquito bites. It is more likely that skin bacteria plays a role in your likelihood of getting bitten. 

Myth: People with fair skin are bitten more frequently.

The reason people with fair skin believe they are more susceptible to mosquito bites simply comes down to their reaction to being bitten. Not only is it easier to see bites on fair skin than it is on a darker complexion, but people with fair skin tend to have a more severe reaction to bites.

Mosquito-Prevention Tips Worth Trying

If you are trying to get rid of mosquitoes, we recommend starting your journey with some DIY tips. Here are a few great prevention strategies that are worth trying.

  • Eliminate sources of moisture build-up on your property.
  • Make sure your gutters are clean and working properly.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and ornate pools once every four days.
  • Install fans around covered outdoor lounging areas.

What To Look For When Buying Professional Mosquito Control

Although DIY can be helpful in reducing mosquito populations, it is by no means a perfect solution to these pests. The best way to control mosquitoes is with professional treatments. At Cobalt Pest Control, we use treatments to target areas where mosquitoes breed and land. Whether you are looking for a single service visit for an outdoor gathering or a way to protect your property, year-round, we have options here.

Call Cobalt Pest Control today to learn more about pest control in Richmond. Let us show you why so many homeowners trust us with their pest problems.