Mosquito on a person
Mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors, pheromones, and scents.

Mosquitoes are blood-sucking parasites that are attracted to their prey by the carbon dioxide they exhale, body odors and sweat, and body heat. They also seem to be more attracted to dark-colored clothing rather than light-colored clothing.

In this article, you will learn about ways to prevent mosquitoes, get rid of mosquitoes, and how a professional exterminator can help eliminate your mosquito problem.

What Can You Do To Prevent Mosquitoes?

There are many simple preventive measures you can take to stop mosquitoes from invading your yard and making your time outdoors miserable. Since mosquitoes lay their eggs near water, make sure that anything that might collect water is emptied out and turned over. This includes buckets, toys, planters, and gutters.

Certain plants such as citronella serve as mosquito repellants. There are candles and torches made from citronella that can act as dual decoration and bug dissuader. When you are outside, wear light-colored clothing and spray bug repellant on any exposed skin.

To prevent mosquitoes from entering your home, keep screens on your windows and any doors you intend to leave open. Make sure there are no holes in the screens since mosquitoes can make their way through the tiniest of cracks.

How Do You Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?

If you already have an infestation of mosquitoes, there are some homemade treatments you can try to get rid of them. A spray made from boiled garlic will instantly kill and repel mosquitoes for weeks.

Since mosquitoes have delicate wings, they typically need to take shelter from strong winds outdoors. Fans on decks or porches can mimic this natural phenomenon and blow away mosquitoes.

Other plants and essential oils placed throughout your house can drive mosquitoes away and keep them from coming back. Some effective herbs include eucalyptus, camphor, lemon, and clove.

Mosquitoes are attracted to various scents that your body gives off. These smells signal to them that your blood is ripe for harvesting. Citronella and garlic can to help prevent and kill mosquitoes that may cause trouble inside and outside your home.

Eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by emptying out containers and pools of standing water.

When Is It Time To Call An Exterminator For Mosquitoes?

The best time to call an exterminator for mosquitoes is before you have a mosquito problem. My Pest Pros' mosquito experts can spray your yard for mosquitoes. Our mosquito pros are trained to identify potential breeding spots, treat them, and educate you on how to prevent encouraging mosquito breeding. It is important to eliminate the possibility of mosquitoes before they become a problem since mosquitoes can carry deadly diseases such as yellow fever, dengue fever, and West Nile virus.

When all else fails, call your local exterminator like My Pest Pros to come to spray your house regularly or install a mosquito misting system so that mosquitoes don’t become a problem. My Pest Pros can protect homes and businesses from mosquitoes throughout the greater Washington D. C. area including northern Virginia and Maryland. Contact us online or call 703-665-4455.