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What Every Charlotte Property Owner Ought To Know About Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes, one of the world's deadliest animals, pose significant health risks by transmitting diseases like Malaria and West Nile virus. While their bites are known to be itchy and bothersome, the real threat is the diseases they spread. To safeguard your Charlotte property, prioritize eliminating standing water and consider professional services like Aruza Pest Control for effective prevention.

If there is one pest that nearly everyone can’t stand, it’s the mosquito. These are among the most dreaded and feared pests, not only because they are annoying, but also because they are dangerous.

a mosquitoe biting on human skin

While everyone knows that mosquitoes are frustrating to deal with, most people don’t stop to think about how dangerous they are. While people are aware that they can carry diseases, they might not realize that they are considered one of the most deadly animals in the world. They pose many serious health risks because they spread pathogens from one living host to the next. It’s worth noting that it’s only the females of the species that suck blood.

While you might have an idea of what mosquitoes look like, here is a quick refresher as they can look similar to other flying bugs.

  • They are small, flying insects.
  • They have long, thin legs.
  • They are usually a dark gray color but coloration can vary.
  • They have a long, skinny appendage that the females use to suck blood.

Are Mosquitoes Really That Dangerous?

Getting a mosquito bite is really frustrating. While sometimes you don’t even notice when a mosquito is biting you, other times you might feel a sharp sting as they suck your blood. Even more annoying is when you're left with a really itchy bite for days after. While no one wants to have mosquito bites, the itchy, red marks aren’t the only thing to worry about. Mosquitos are dangerous pests.

Here are some of the health risks that mosquitos pose:

  • They can spread many infectious diseases including West Nile virus and Malaria. In the United States, this is the most deadly disease that they spread.
  • Some people have allergic reactions to their bites.
  • They spread other germs and pathogens from host to host.

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard

Mosquitoes can be hard to completely eradicate because they tend to hang around certain areas and near water sources where mosquito control is out of your control. While it can be hard to prevent them, there are some things that you can do. As the weather warms up, taking steps to prevent mosquitoes is important.

While things like bug sprays and citronella candles can help temporarily, they don’t really address the problem in the long-run. The best way to keep mosquitoes off of your property is to take steps to make your yard less attractive to them.

Here are some prevention tips:

  • Make sure to remove standing water on your property.
  • Keep hot tubs, pools, or other water features covered if possible and treated properly with chemicals.
  • Clean out your gutters regularly.
  • Regularly trim bushes and shrubs.
  • Make sure that rainfall doesn’t accumulate in low-lying areas.
  • Keep your grass trimmed short.
  • Get help from pest control professionals.

Protect Your Property From Mosquitoes

The best way to greatly reduce mosquito numbers on your Charlotte property is to contact the pest control professionals at Aruza Pest Control. Our two-fold mosquito control system involves getting rid of standing water (as this is where mosquitoes breed) and then applying a full-yard spray that is effective for 30 days. Give us a call to find out more or to get started with mosquito control.

Ian Gunn

Graduated from UNC Charlotte, Ian Gunn is an expert in all things pest. After receiving his bachelors of science, he got a job offer with Aruza Pest Control and assists with marketing, networking, and occasionally doing some pest control of his own!

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