Mosquitoes are irritating pests. They plague us when we go on nature walks. They plague us when we have campfire cookouts. And, for some Denver residents, mosquitoes are common nuisances in the backyard.
Today, we're going to look at what you should do if you're bitten by a mosquito and share a few important facts about Denver mosquitoes. If you have an urgent need for mosquito control or assistance with pest control in Denver, feel free to reach out to us through our contact page. We're here to help.
Mosquito Bite Symptoms & Treatment
If you're bitten by a mosquito, there are a few facts you should know. These facts can help you address mosquito wounds and also mitigate the threat of dangerous consequences. While most mosquito bites are just irritating and itchy, mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases that have the potential to be fatal.
There are several symptoms you may experience after being bitten by a mosquito. Many of these symptoms resemble flu or cold symptoms. If you experience a headache after a bite from a mosquito, it is possible that you have contracted a mosquito-borne virus that causes encephalitis, such as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile virus.
You should be aware of the risks. While malaria is the worst of all mosquito-borne viruses in the world, EEE and West Nile virus are the diseases that impact U.S. residents. If your symptoms worsen, you should seek medical assistance.
Most of the time, you won't have flu-like symptoms. What can you do to treat mosquito bites and stop the itch?
- Clean the wound with soapy water.
- Apply anti-itch or antihistamine cream.
- Apply baking soda and water as a natural solution to reduce the itch.
- Apply a cold pack to reduce the swelling.
These simple steps can make mosquito bites more tolerable. If you want to avoid mosquito bites in your yard altogether, you'll need to consider what attracts mosquitoes and how to treat your yard to get control of mosquitoes.
How Mosquitoes Sniff Out Human Sweat To Find Us
Mosquitoes have poor eyesight and therefore must use their other senses to find you. One sense that is particularly useful to a mosquito is its ability to lock onto certain smells. In the antenna of a mosquito is an odor receptor that can pick up the scent of lactic acid found in human sweat. It can use this receptor to find you in your backyard.
Researchers are currently working on ways to create traps that draw mosquitoes away and repellents that mask the scent mosquitoes are looking to target. We're not there yet, but there is hope in this new research.
The Best Way To Repel Mosquitoes In Denver
We are often asked, "What are the best ways to repel mosquitoes?" The truth is there are no great ways to repel mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes need blood in order to ensure the survival of their species. A blood meal allows female mosquitoes to produce eggs. For this reason, it is difficult to deter a female mosquito by using repellents. The best solution isn't to keep mosquitoes out of your yard, but to get rid of mosquitoes on your property.
The secret to getting rid of mosquitoes in your yard lies in how mosquitoes behave. You may not know this but mosquitoes spend only a small portion of their day flying around. Most of the time, they are at rest. When they rest on your property, you have an opportunity to stop them in their tracks. Routine mosquito treatments work better than attempting to keep mosquitoes away with repellents. It actively works to arrest mosquito activity on your property.
Denver Mosquito Control Programs
Mosquitoes in Denver are annoying pests that have the potential to make you sick. The best way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to enlist the assistance of a licensed pest management professional. If you live in Denver, we can help you with this.
At Absolute Pest Control, we offer one-time treatments before important outdoor events as well as seasonal treatments to protect your yard from mosquitoes all year long. The treatments we apply do not impact you, your kids, your pets, or animals that come into your yard. They impact mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other simple organisms in the targeted zones where these pests are commonly found.
We may also treat breeding sites on your property to prevent female mosquitoes from laying eggs 100 at a time. If you'd like to take a look at your options or discuss how mosquito control can be applied to your property as a part of a year-round residential pest control program, we'd love the opportunity to speak with you. Reach out to us today. We're here to help.
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