Dispelling Popular Mosquito Myths
Mosquitos are a very common pest and can be quite the annoyance. Did you know that there are actually over 3000 species of mosquitos in the world and approximately 176 of them can be found in the United States? Since mosquitos are so commonplace in our lives, it is easy to believe the many stories and myths that begin to pop up about these annoying pests. However, it is important to educate ourselves and dispel some of the more popular mosquito myths and call the mosquito control experts.
All Mosquitos Carry Disease
Not all mosquitos carry disease which is contrary to what many people believe. It is said that you are much more likely to die of some other kind of accident or incident like a stroke or car accident than you are from insect-borne disease. Additionally, only certain mosquito species can actually transmit these specific diseases to people and animals.
Let a Mosquito Finish Biting You
Some people think that if you allow a mosquito to finish biting you before they fly away, then there won’t be any kind of pain or itching resonating from the bite. This is definitely not true. It doesn’t matter if it finishes its drink or if it leaves prematurely, there can still be some kind of pain or itchiness at the bite site.
What You Eat Affects You Getting Bit
Mosquitos are not attracted to the foods you eat. Instead, they are drawn to biochemical factors. There is currently no scientific evidence that states if you eat a lot of garlic and consume higher percentages of Vitamin B that your chances of being bit by a mosquito will lessen.
Citronella Candles Work Against Mosquitos
Citronella is widely used as a mosquito repellent, but there is no scientific evidence that actually states it is effective. The part of the citronella that repels the mosquitos comes from the smoke, and once the smoke is blown away, it is said that you lose that protection.
Before you listen to any other stories or methods for mosquito control and repellents, you need to familiarize yourself with a few things that will actually work and continue to dispel all the myths that exist.
The best way to fight mosquitos and have some kind of mosquito control on your property is by eliminating any standing water that may prove to be the ideal breeding ground. You can also use mosquito repellent while outdoors including a natural repellent, and limit your time outdoors during the warmer months of the year when they are out at full force.