The Buzz of Spring

The spring season is upon us. Warmer weather, longer days and rain showers help flowers bloom. It’s a great time of year to spend outdoors with family and friends.

 

 

That recognizable buzz of mosquitoes can stop the funĀ on a dime. Pretty soon everyone will be doing the swat, no, it’s not a dance. Swatting is not useless either, mosquitoes have been proven to learn certain behaviors and tend to avoid changes in air pressure around swatting.

 

Beer = mosquito magnet

 

Most of us feel like we’re singled out by mosquitoes as they seem to only bite us. Studies on why certain people get bit more often have been conducted.It turns out that wearing dark clothing, being pregnant and drinking beer have been shown to make you more attractive to them.

Mosquitoes do deserve a bad rep. They’re responsible for more human deaths than all the wars in human history. Each year they kill around 750,000 humans! Malaria and other diseases spread by them are responsible for the high mortality rate.

So what are we supposed to do? Swat away? Wear white shirts? Avoid beer? Thankfully there are simple things you can do to help. Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water. They only need an inch to survive! Turning over buckets, tires and anything else that holds water cuts down the chances of newborns flying around.

 

Still water is a perfect environment for mosquito larvae to grow.

 

We offer many solutions designed specifically for mosquito control. Some of our specialty items have the ability to be applied via thermal fogger and has a residual effect, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

Mosquitoes are here to stay. Minimize their impact in your outdoor areas by being aware of standing water and treating your area with insecticides. Take back your outdoors!

 

Sources:

http://www.who.int/whr/1996/media_centre/executive_summary1/en/index9.html

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/mosquitoes/

 

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