The Role Mosquitoes Play In Roswell's Environment
March 20, 2023
Did you know that mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world? Mosquitoes are known vectors of diseases that can make you very ill or even be fatal. They're tiny, but their bites can be more deadly than itchy and annoying. As a Roswell resident, it's essential to know that not every mosquito carries disease, so there's no need to panic after a bite. However, controlling the mosquitoes around our homes is essential.
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The Importance Of Mosquitoes To Our Environment
Believe it or not, mosquitoes are not here just to annoy humans and feed on our blood. They are also sources of food for birds, bats, and fish. However, did you know mosquitoes are pollinators like butterflies and bees? Their primary source of food is nectar, not blood. Female mosquitoes are the ones that need blood meals, but only to produce eggs; they still rely primarily on nectar as their food source.
So, as both male and female mosquitoes go from flower to flower, transferring pollen, they're fertilizing plants. You may not be able to see it now, but they play an important role in our world. Still, this doesn't mean you need to allow your yard to become their breeding ground.
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Why Mosquitoes Are Considered So Dangerous
Chikungunya, West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, dengue, and St. Louis encephalitis are all diseases carried by mosquitoes. The spread of these diseases is typically due to international travel. The good news is that being bitten by mosquitoes doesn't mean you've contracted a mosquito-borne illness, but taking precautions will reduce your risk.
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Simple And Effective Ways To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes
Surely, there's a much better way to protect yourself against mosquitoes than just swatting them away! Fortunately, there is. From tips to protecting yourself when outdoors to safeguarding your home, there are quite a few ways to prevent mosquitoes from disturbing your peace and home, including:
- Use an insect repellent that contains DEET or another EPA-approved ingredient, such as eucalyptus, picaridin, oil of lemon, or permethrin.
- Wear tall socks, closed-toe shoes, long pants (tucked into your tall socks), and a long-sleeved shirt.
- Keep shrubs and grass cut regularly.
- Avoid mosquito-prone areas shady or overgrown with grass, especially when mosquitoes are most active, or use an additional protection.
- Unclog roof gutters.
- Fix leaky outside faucets and water pipes.
- Eliminate sources of standing water.
These tips on how to prevent mosquitoes in your yard will certainly help to protect you and others in your Roswell home, but they won't be of much help if your yard has a large mosquito population. Tuxedo Mosquito Control offers complete spray treatment of mosquito habitats around your home. We also provide a mosquito misting system. Call to learn more about our service options.
Professional Assistance Is The Best Mosquito Management Solution
If only there were a way to push a button, and mosquitoes would disappear whenever you wanted them to. The truth is that mosquitoes play a vital role in our environment.
However, their populations need to be controlled, especially here in Roswell. Fortunately, Tuxedo Mosquito Control has 20 years of mosquito control experience to safely and effectively rid your property of troublesome pests.
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