Ways You Attract Mosquitoes Around Tulsa & What You Can Do About It

July 9, 2020

Mosquitoes are some of the most annoying pests that you can encounter around your Tulsa property. During the spring and summer months, mosquitoes appear in full force and make it difficult to enjoy going outside. While most people can’t stand mosquitoes because they leave them with itchy, red bumps, it is important to understand that mosquitoes are more than just annoying. Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world because they transfer deadly diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus from one host to the next. Furthermore, some people are allergic to their bites. 

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What Mosquitoes Look Like

  • They are a small, flying insect with translucent wings.

  • They have a long, thin appendage from their heads that the females use to suck blood.

  • They have long, skinny legs.

What Attracts Mosquitoes To You And Your Property?

Mosquitoes are some of the most difficult pests to get rid of because they can infest properties in large numbers. Some properties are more attractive to mosquitoes than others and mosquitoes are more attracted to certain people than others for a variety of factors. Here are some of the things that can attract mosquitoes to property or to certain individuals:

  • Overgrown grass provides shade and moisture where mosquitoes can hide and possibly lay eggs if there are puddles of water present.

  • Overgrown landscaping/gardens/etc offers the same.

  • Items that collect water provide areas where female mosquitoes can lay eggs.

  • Clogged gutters can make water back up, thus providing areas where mosquito eggs can be deposited.

  • People who go out at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active are more likely to be bitten.

  • People who wear dark clothing are more likely to be targeted by mosquitoes.

  • People who are sweating are targeted more because mosquitoes are attracted to heat as well as CO2

  • People wearing perfumed products are more attractive to mosquitoes

Ways To Prevent Mosquitoes

Because mosquitoes are so dangerous, it’s important to do what you can to prevent them from hanging around your Tulsa property. It can be difficult to completely prevent mosquitoes, but there are some things you can do to reduce their numbers. The best way to go about keeping mosquitoes away is to do things to make yourself and your property less appealing to them. Here are a few simples steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes:

  • Trim grass, hedges, and shrubs.

  • Remove any standing water on your property.

  • Clean out gutters.

  • Avoid going outside during dawn or dusk.

  • Wear light-colored clothing.

  • Refrain from using products with perfumes.

The Best Method of Mosquito Control

Even if you’re trying your best to prevent mosquitoes, it can be difficult to get rid of them. They are hard pests to control on your own. The best way to prevent and control mosquito populations is to contact the experts at Dandi Guaranty. With over 60 years of experience in the Tulsa area, you can trust our reliable and time-tested pest control services. Give us a call today to learn how we can help. 

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