How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Home
There’s nothing more annoying and dangerous (due to the many diseases mosquitoes can carry) than heading home after a hike or some time out in the yard only to find that the mosquitoes are waiting indoors. Homeowners wondering how to kill mosquitoes that have found their way inside their houses should note that many of the pesticides designed for outdoor use are toxic and should not be used indoors.
There are indoor insect foggers that kill mosquitoes, but they need to be reapplied frequently. It’s much more efficient to control mosquito populations in the yard and preclude them from the home than it is to kill them over and over. The first step is to check all window and door screens for tears and repair them immediately. Sealing all doorways and entryways will be very effective in keeping mosquitoes and other pests from entering your home. Homeowners in exceptionally wet areas may want to consider keeping their windows and doors shut and using air conditioners or fans instead.
Ensuring your home is properly sealed and insulated from the outdoor elements, will all aid in your effort to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Installing screens on all doors and windows is an easy and cost-effective way to keep fresh air circulating throughout your home but will prevent bugs and mosquitoes from getting in. You can also use mosquito nets inside your bedroom. Utilizing a mosquito net around your bed will prevent mosquitoes from disturbing you while you sleep.
Mosquito bites are not only painful, but annoying as well. Along with these bites various diseases can also be passed along. One mosquito can continue you bite you over and over until they are filled with blood. Interesting fact, only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes do not need blood to be able to live and thrive. Male mosquitoes only need to feed on the nectar of flowers. Female mosquitoes on the other hand need blood to help them reproduce and develop their eggs.
The blood of human and other animals contains proteins which are necessary for the female mosquito to reproduce successfully. While ingesting blood, the female mosquito releases a saliva compound into the bite area. The saliva is an anticoagulant mixture that allows for easy blood flow from the victim to the mosquito. After the mosquito is finished feeding, the female mosquito will then rest for a few days before laying eggs. Once this process is complete, the female mosquito will be ready again to bite the next victim.