Signs You May Need Mosquito Control
If you find a mosquito swarm or notice more bites than usual, you can either treat the infestation yourself or call a pest control company for Castle Rock mosquito control. Just remember, while DIY methods can help, consulting a professional pest control company such as OMNIS will provide quick and effective results. Since mosquitos reproduce very rapidly, we always recommend immediate action to protect your family and your pets from the threat of mosquitos.
Why Mosquitos are a Threat
While mosquito bites are uncomfortable, irritation isn’t the only reason mosquitos pose a threat. Mosquitos can also pose more serious health risks to your family and pets. Since mosquitos consume blood, there is always a chance that a bite could bring a blood-borne disease such as West Nile Virus, dengue, malaria, Zika Virus, and Chikungunya.
Controlling mosquitos and maintaining a mosquito-free property is best to minimize your family’s risk of contracting a disease from a bite. If you start to notice more frequent mosquito bites or feel that they are more annoying than usual, we recommend quick action to ensure an infestation doesn’t continue to grow. Please reach out to the team at OMNIS for quick and effective Castle Rock mosquito control!
How to Identify Mosquito Bites and How to Treat Them
A mosquito bite is our skin’s reaction to being bitten by a female mosquito. Females require blood meals to produce their eggs. Most of us experience mild reactions to mosquito bites, but all bites are not created equal. Some may experience more severe reactions such as large areas of redness, swelling, and soreness where the bites occur.
Signs of a mosquito bite can include:
- A reddish swollen spot that appears a few minutes after a bite
- A tough reddish-brown bump that you can see a day or two following the bite
- Blisters or bruise-like spots
- Tender lymph nodes
- Low-grade fever
- Large expanses of redness and swelling
How to Treat Mosquito Bites
Treating mosquito bites can help to alleviate the irritation and stop infection. First, wash the bite with soap and water. Then, you can apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10-minute intervals.
You can also prepare a mixture of 1 Tbsp baking soda with just enough water to create a paste. Apply it to the area, wait for 10 minutes and then wash it off. This mixture will help to reduce itching.
Anti-itch creams, Antihistamine creams, or over-the-counter oral Antihistamines can also reduce itching and swelling. Please follow the product or medication’s directions carefully.
What Attracts Mosquitos to Your Home?
Unfortunately, many different things can attract mosquitos to your home, such as standing water, your breath, the body temperature of humans and animals, and even clothing colors.
Standing water is a big attractant for mosquitos because they thrive in wet environments, and these pests require standing water to create and maintain life. Locating and removing standing water around your property will deter mosquito infestations because they will not have the right location to lay their eggs.
Since mosquitos have naturally lousy eyesight, they rely on silhouettes and temperatures to help them choose their targets. While we can’t control our body temperatures, you can try wearing lighter clothing to help discourage bites.
What You Can Do To Help Prevent Mosquitos
There are various ways to help prevent mosquitos in your backyard. A few standard methods to repel mosquitos include:
- Citronella candles are a popular repellant that deters mosquitos in the candle’s immediate area.
- Mosquito dunks are small floating disks that dissolve in water and kill mosquito larvae.
- Mosquito lamps are typically a combination of a candle and diffuser that repel mosquitos for several hours at a time.
- Certain plants such as citronella, catnip, lavender, and lemon balm are helpful mosquito deterrents.
There are many different options to aid in home mosquito control. However, mosquitos can get out of hand very quickly, and DIY methods are often not enough to protect you, your family, or your pets. If you’re experiencing a mosquito infestation, please call OMNIS Pest Control today at 720-583-4126. Our professional Castle Rock mosquito control services provide quick and lasting results to remove mosquitos from your property and help keep your family safe from the dangers of mosquitos.
Professional Castle Rock Mosquito Control
When it comes to Castle Rock Mosquito Control, OMNIS has you covered! Our team has over a decade of experience controlling mosquitos and other pests.
Our premium pest control products, industry-leading training, and years of experience allow us to quickly and effectively control mosquitos and many other pesky pests. Mosquito treatment can involve a few steps to eliminate them from your property and prevent them from returning.
When you choose OMNIS for mosquito control, you can expect your technician to inspect for and treat the following:
- Locating any sources of mosquitos
- Eliminating mosquito hiding spots
- Treating vegetation
- Treating water