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How To Prevent Mosquito Bites And Infestations


It is summer time and unfortunately mosquito season as well. A mosquito bite causes uncomfortable itching bumps, but a bite can also transfer a disease to you from the insect. This disease is West Nile Virus and it affects people all over the world. It can make you feel just a little sick and feverish or for those who have compromised immune systems it can cause death.

Depending on where you live there are different risks for West Nile Virus. The best way to stay safe is to prevent bites by avoiding or repelling mosquitoes.

How to Prepare Yourself for Going Outside

The best prevention is to prepare your body. First avoid prime biting time which is between dawn and dusk. Second cover-up your skin with loose long sleeved shirts, long pants, long socks, and shoes.

How to Treat Your Yard

There are several things you can do to rid your yard of mosquitoes. Eliminate any standing water such as puddles and baby pools. Mosquitoes nest in standing water and it will increase your population. One of the most simple and most cost effective solutions is using citronella candles, torches, or mosquito coils. The torches are the most effective because they also create smoke which repels mosquitoes. If the mosquitoes are still a problem then Melbourne pest control professionals suggest using mosquito traps instead of bug zappers. The traps are usually heated with propane and emit carbon dioxide to lure the mosquitoes. The bug zappers make an annoying noise and often kill other bugs not just mosquitoes. Another solution is using a garlic mixture. The mixture kills adult mosquitoes, repels, and suffocates the larvae in standing water. The garlic smell cannot be sensed by humans but it effective in repelling mosquitoes. The treatment lasts for about a month, and three or four treatments can get you through a season.

How to Treat Bites

Some people are less allergic to mosquito bites and rarely feel their effects. However, if you are among those who get itchy bumps then there are several things you can do. If you begin to feel sick or get a fever you should go to the doctor immediately for treatment. Also those who are severely allergic should speak with their doctors about prescription itch medicine.


Professional Help

If you have decided to seek a professional, mosquito removal services are available in your area. Just contact Ace Pest Control Melbourne and get free quotes. Our services and mosquito control program targets adult resting areas and all potential mosquito breeding areas. These treatments are fairly inexpensive and have to be done multiple times during a season. Our clients are satisfied with the results from the professional treatment received.


Summer time should be a fun time of playing, barbequing, and enjoying the outdoors. Don’t let mosquitoes deter you from going outside. If you take preventative measures you can avoid mosquitoes and have a fun, bite free summer.
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