What Attracts Mosquitoes to My Maryland and Virginia Home?
Unlike many pests, what attracts mosquitoes is quite simple: you. They’re drawn by your scent, particularly salt, potassium, and lactic acid, but fragrances your spray onto yourself such as perfumes and colognes can also interest them. Likewise, mosquitoes are likely to go where you go, including your home.
Besides your scent, mosquitoes are also drawn by conditions such as standing water and humidity, so if you have a birdbath or a lake on your property, you might be enticing them to pay you a visit.
Signs of a Mosquito Infestation
Being so tiny, the biggest clue that you might have a mosquito infestation is the bites they leave on your skin. If you’re being bitten by mosquitoes, that means there are females who are using your blood to help produce their eggs, and those eggs are likely being laid somewhere nearby. If you’re constantly finding bites on you, and especially if you’re seeing mosquitoes in or around your home, you might be facing a tricky infestation.
Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?
Mosquito bites can be incredibly dangerous. They’re more than just itchy and troublesome—they can also carry disease. Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting many deadly diseases, including malaria, dengue, Zika, and more. That’s why it’s even more important to keep you and your family safe, not just for the sake of everyone’s comfort, but for their health as well.
Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Maryland and Virginia Home
Prevention is always the best way to avoid an infestation. We recommend removing stagnant water sources such as birdbaths from near the house so mosquitoes won’t have optimal breeding grounds. Keeping well-maintained fly screens on windows, doors, vents, and chimneys can help keep them from entering your home. Store-bought insect sprays and repellents can be helpful tools for deterring mosquitoes but are not always a guaranteed solution. For the most dependable mosquito prevention and control, Frontline is the way to go!
When you get mosquito control service from Frontline, we’ll visit your home and begin the process with an inspection. We’ll spray a larvicide on key areas to prevent the growth of new mosquitoes and apply a long-lasting residual barrier to foliage and structures where current mosquitoes are likely to rest, discouraging them from frequenting your home and property.