If you often get bitten by these creatures, it’s safe to say that you’re not alone. With all the nasty diseases they spread, it’s no surprise that you have the urge to get rid of them, regardless of where they hide.
Among the many diseases they spread, dengue is considered the most dangerous one as it can sometimes lead to severe dengue and is fatal, especially children. The common symptoms of dengue include fever, headache, aches and pains, appetite loss, nausea, vomiting and rashes.
If treatment is delayed, the symptoms may worsen after several days and cause severe conditions such as abdominal pain, rapid breathing, persistent vomiting, mucosal bleeding, liver enlargements, a rapid decrease in platelet count, and restlessness.
While there’s no known cure for dengue, prevention is your best cure. However, it can be a challenge to keep a tab on mosquitoes as they’re constantly flying around, rendering you helpless at times.
With that said, you can prevent them from constantly flying around your house in a few ways. Before that, let’s look at several places where mosquitoes often hide.
5 PLACES WHERE MOSQUITOES HIDE
Dark places – Mosquitoes gravitate toward dark places as they’re more active and you can barely see them flying around. If you happen to be outdoors or in a dark place, you can expect to see some bite marks on your body.
Potted plants and trees – Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide which means they can often be found in plants and trees. If you have a potted plant or tree around your house, chances are there’s some standing water which is the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Pet bowls – Often overlooked as another place for mosquitoes to breed is the pet bowl. If you keep your pets indoors, you may want to clean their food bowls regularly to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in them.
Kitchen – You may be wondering how do mosquitoes hide in the kitchen. Well, they don’t hide but breed in areas where there’s stagnant water like your dish rack. This is because mosquitoes must have water to complete their life cycle. If you notice something squiggling, you may want to clean your rack more often.
Bathroom – The availability of stagnant water in your bathroom makes it the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. As they rely on warm and moist places, it’s not a surprise if you see mosquito larvae in the bathroom.
TIPS TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOES
If the presence of mosquitoes in your house bothers you, here are some ways for you to keep your family safe from dengue.
Get rid of stagnant water – As water plays an important part in the mosquito’s life cycle, it’s crucial to remove the one element of that cycle. Be sure to tip your pots and pails when they’re not in use.
Clean regularly – This can be challenging if you like to procrastinate but it’ll prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your house. Besides, scrubbing your pet’s food bowls or pots will help to eliminate the presence of mosquito eggs or larvae.
Use window screens – What this does is to maintain the airflow inside your house whilst preventing mosquitoes from flying in. Should there be a hole to your window screen, you may want to repair or replace it immediately.
Spray repellent in the bedroom – Considering how mosquitoes often bite you when you’re asleep, you may want to spray some insect repellent an hour before you go to bed. You can also use a natural insect repellent to keep them away during the night.
Apply repellent when outdoors – Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide and sweat. Those are the two things that we humans often produce when we exercise. To prevent yourself from getting bitten, consider applying a repellent that contains lemongrass or eucalyptus oil.
These home remedies only work to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your house. If you’re looking to keep them out of your house, you may want to consider enlisting help from the professionals like Pestbusters.
Our integrated pest management programme is designed to strike out and fully eliminate mosquitoes from your house. Among the strategies we have to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds are larviciding, BTI (Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis) and misting.
For indoor purposes, we harness the use of BTI, a biological agent that is specially formulated to eliminate mosquito larvae within 2 to 24 hours. We’ll first spray the substance into stagnant waters where you found the larvae. Once the larvae ingest the agent via filter-feeding, their guts will be destroyed and die within a day. You can rest assured that this agent is harmless to humans.
Don’t wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chance of mosquitoes breeding in and around your house. Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or: (+65) 9180 9990 or enquire online today for the total removal of mosquitoes!