Given how persistent mosquitoes can be, it can be difficult to rid your home of these insects. Not only do they bite, but they also lay up 100 eggs in one go. Thus, they usually grow their numbers at an exponential rate to cause an infestation situation.
If your mosquito problem starts getting out of hand, consider talking to a residential mosquito treatment normal professional.
What Does Getting Rid Of Mosquitoes Mean
There are two ways to get rid of mosquitoes. You can kill them, or you can repel them. Repelling means that mosquitoes leave your home because they are bothered by certain scents, noises, etc.
On the other hand, killing is a more permanent approach. However, killing mosquitoes in large numbers can disrupt the entire ecosystem. This is why other preventive measures are more preferred.
Using Chemically Based Repellents
An effective and popular mosquito repellent is DEET based repellent. Adults are best suited to use repellents with 30% to 50% DEET. Children are best suited to use repellents that are 10% to 30% DEET. Repellents are not recommended for use on infants younger than 2 months.
These repellents will prevent mosquitoes from biting you and will remain effective for up to 12 hours.
Your sleep might get disturbed by pesky mosquitoes biting away at you. A good way to ensure your sleep remains uninterrupted is to use mosquito netting. These are effective mesh nets that won’t allow mosquitoes to enter. You will also be able to keep windows open at night while using such nets.
Close All Gaps
Mosquitoes will enter your homes through gaps in doors or window screens. Even if you successfully rid your homes of mosquitoes, gaps will encourage their regrowth. You should seal your windows and doors properly with the use of door strips to avoid this problem.
Other minor preventive solutions include using essential oils, candles, special lights, and so on. These are useful for keeping a few stray mosquitoes away from your home. Any larger mosquito infestations can be fought with the help of chemical solutions and other methods.