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Take Your Cincinnati Yard Back From Mosquitoes This Summer

June 20, 2023 - Mosquitoes

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Now that winter is finally over, it is time to dust off the swimsuits and flip-flops and head to the pool. One thing that can ruin your summer outing is having a yard full of mosquitoes. These tiny flying insects can be a hassle to get rid of if you are handling the problem on your own. This is where the help of an experienced Cincinnati pest control company can come in handy. At 1 Stop Pest Control, we know the best way to get rid of mosquitoes so you can take your yard back.

Just About Everyone Has Been Bitten By A Mosquito

Unless you have been living in Antarctica your entire life, you have probably come into contact with several mosquitoes throughout your life. Mosquitoes are found in all 50 states in the United States and are especially common in Ohio.

Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals and only do it when they are breeding. Female mosquitoes need the extra protein found in the blood to lay their eggs. While no one is safe from a mosquito bite, some researchers have found that there may be certain blood types that mosquitoes like more than others. According to some studies, people with an O blood type are more likely to be bitten by a mosquito. Other things that might attract mosquitoes include sweat, body heat, and dark clothing.

The Potential Dangers Of A Mosquito Bite

Mosquito bites can leave an itchy, red, and irritating bump on your skin. However, a mosquito bite can cause more than just an annoying bump. Some mosquitoes are known to carry dangerous viruses and diseases. When they bite you, they inject a small amount of saliva into your body, allowing them to transmit whatever virus they have to you. Some of the most common types of mosquito-borne illnesses that people in Cincinnati catch include tularemia, West Nile virus, encephalitis, dengue, and chikungunya.

Effortless Tricks To Reduce Mosquito Numbers In Your Yard

Mosquitoes love warm areas that have plenty of shade and plenty of water. If you are seeing a lot of mosquitoes around your home, some of the things that you can do to reduce the number of mosquitoes include:

  • Remove any standing water away from your home.

  • Dump out and clean bird baths and kiddie pools often.

  • Keep the grass in your yard cut short.

  • Limit the number of trees and other vegetation in your yard to reduce the number of shaded areas.

  • Wear mosquito repellent when outside.

  • Remove old tires, lawn equipment, or any other object that can hold water from your yard.

Mosquitoes in Cincinnati are most active at dusk and dawn. If you want to reduce your chances of being bitten, wait until the sun has completely risen and completely set until you go outdoors. Another thing that you can try is to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when outside. The long clothes won't keep the mosquitoes away 100%, but they can significantly reduce the number of bites that you get when mosquitoes are around.

The Key To Successful Mosquito Control For Your Property

In Cincinnati, mosquito season usually occurs from May until October. If you want to keep those pesky bugs away from your house, the best way is to hire professional mosquito control services in Cincinnati. At 1 Stop Pest Control, we know how to get rid of mosquitoes around your property and can help ensure they do not come back in the future. Give us a call today to get your free quote and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Cincinnati.

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