Guide To Avoiding Mosquito Bites In Boerne

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Boerne mosquito control services from Covenant Pest Control can make sure that you won't have to deal with pesky mosquito bites in your backyard anymore. Pest control in Boerne can be difficult when mosquitoes are involved, at least for the perennial do-it-yourself-er. 

We'll talk more about professional mosquito control at the end of the article. First, we want to discuss the basics of mosquito bites, how you can prevent them, DIY mosquito control effectiveness, and the professional options available. Let's get started. 

How To Identify Mosquito Bites

One of the best reasons to get rid of mosquitoes is to prevent mosquito bites, which can be annoying and, in a more serious scenario, legitimately dangerous. Mosquito bites are typically small red welts. They will feel like a raised surface rather than being flush with the skin, and if they're scratched, they can quickly become larger. You may also notice multiple bites in the same area, meaning that the mosquitoes realized there was an area of your skin they could easily access.  

In certain cases, mosquito bites may also present as blisters or dark spots that resemble bruises. And, as most of you already know, mosquito bites itch, which can make them especially annoying. However, bites can also lead to serious medical conditions and diseases, so if you notice a mosquito bite worsening or the presence of unexplained symptoms, seek medical help as soon as you can. 

Tips For Avoiding Being Bitten By Mosquitoes

So how can you avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes? We're glad you asked. Here are some tips that can help to prevent mosquito bites: 

  • Wear long-sleeved clothing when possible and cover your exposed skin. 
  • Apply a bug repellent before spending time outdoors, especially in the morning or evening. 
  • Use citronella candles or torches to deter mosquitoes from spending time in your yard or patio. 
  • In general, avoid being outdoors at dawn or dusk. This is when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Get rid of sources of standing water near your home to reduce breeding sites.
  • Keep landscaping maintained to minimize shady areas where mosquitoes like to rest. 
  • Partner with a professional pest control service to manage a current infestation and prevent future populations. 

Keep in mind that only female mosquitoes bite humans. They need blood in order to nourish their eggs. If you don't give them opportunities to bite you, mosquitoes will have to look elsewhere. 

Is Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control Effective?

If you're considering DIY mosquito control, there are a few things you should know. We've already mentioned some products you can use to deter mosquitoes from biting you or members of your family while outdoors, but trying to swat or trap individual mosquitoes is not a reliable technique for controlling an entire mosquito population. Also, if you don't know how to locate and remove mosquito nests, then it's likely you'll have more mosquitoes on your property in just a few days. In general the best DIY methods are little more than a bandaid or temporary fix to an ongoing issue. For true mosquito control, it's important to get to the root of an infestation. 

The Best Solution To Minimize Mosquito Activity In Boerne

Working with a mosquito control company is the best way to effectively reduce the number of mosquitoes near your home and prevent mosquitoes from returning. 

At Covenant Pest Control, our experts have seen and dealt with so many mosquito infestations before that we know exactly where to look and what to do in order to effectively eliminate a mosquito infestation. We can also account for the unique needs of your home and situation to find the solution that will work best for you and your property. If you're ready to move forward with mosquito treatment for your home or just want to know more, reach out to us today.