If mosquitoes in Auburn are driving you crazy, you're not alone. The mosquitoes in Auburn can be a pain to deal with - literally. The secret to getting control of mosquitoes and preventing mosquito bites is to learn how mosquitoes behave, to discover the best way to repel mosquitoes, and to see how spraying mosquitoes in your yard works to disrupt the reproductive cycle.

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General Information About Mosquitoes In Auburn

You've dealt with mosquitoes your whole life. You probably think you know all there is to know about those little biters. But we're willing to bet that some of these mosquito facts will surprise you:

  • Mosquitoes eat nectar and plant sap for survival. A yard that has lots of flowers will attract mosquitoes.

  • Only female mosquitoes bite people. A female mosquito takes a blood meal in order to get the protein she needs for reproduction.

  • Certain pest mosquitoes don't travel more than a few hundred feet from where they hatch.

  • Mosquitoes spend most of their time resting. They don't fly around in your yard all day.

  • The mosquitoes that bite you in your yard are likely to be mosquitoes that hatched in your yard.

  • Mosquitoes have poor eyesight and must rely on other ways to detect you. They have sensors that detect the scent of lactic acid and other chemicals found in human sweat. They have sensors that detect carbon dioxide. They have sensors that detect heat.

All of these facts may sound random, but they're actually associated with mosquito control and mosquito bite prevention. We'll point these out as we move along.

Three Natural Mosquito Repellents

Mosquito repellents don't work well. One reason for this is that a female mosquito is hard to deter. She doesn't eat blood for sustenance; she takes a blood meal in order to ensure the continuance of her species. Needless to say, she is likely to be highly motivated. Here are three natural mosquito repellents that can provide some protection.

You can use these to keep mosquitoes away for a short period of time:

1. Essential oils mixed in water can create sprays that are effective at keeping mosquitoes away. Studies have shown that they can be as effective as DEET. The problem with natural repellents is that they don't last long and must be applied frequently enough to maintain protection.

2. Oil of lemon eucalyptus spray works great. This repellent substance is promoted by the CDC because it lasts longer than other essential oils and is effective.

3. Tea tree oil. This natural repellent is field-tested and has been shown to be effective at keeping mosquitoes away.

If you're looking to prevent bites because you don't want to be itching and scratching, these repellents may work for you. If your goal is to protect yourself from the West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, and all of the other harmful mosquito-borne diseases out there, we recommend going with something stronger or using protective materials such as netting.

FAQ: Spraying For Mosquitoes In Auburn

When you want to go out into your yard and be protected without using repellents, netting, and other control options, mosquito treatments are the way to go. These answers to frequently asked questions demonstrate why.

What areas do you treat?

Mosquitoes rest in shrubs, bushes, and other vegetation. These are the areas we treat.

Do mosquito treatments stop mosquitoes from coming into my yard?

No. It is impossible to keep mosquitoes from coming into your yard. The good news is that mosquitoes don't travel all that far. When you have your yard treated, it will take time for more mosquitoes to establish themselves in your yard.

Why do mosquito treatments work?

Mosquitoes hide from the sun during the day when your service professional comes over and treats your property. The knockdown agent applied in key areas gets mosquitoes at this important time of day or shortly after. Mosquitoes that are flying around are going to want to rest.

Can you stop mosquitoes with treatments alone?

You can't get rid of mosquitoes with treatments alone, but treatments do most of the work. Along with treatments, your service professional will also work to address breeding sites to deter mosquitoes from reproducing on your property.

Control Mosquitoes The Easy Way With Prewett Pest Control & Termite

If you need mosquito pest control In Auburn, we can help. At Prewett Pest Control & Termite, our service professionals use backpack misters to apply mosquito control materials to key areas on your property. We apply these treatments monthly to give you relief from mosquitoes and mosquito bites all year long.

There is no way to completely rid your yard of mosquitoes, but mosquito control can make a big difference in how many mosquitoes you see. We're confident that the service we provide will reduce mosquitoes on your property by up to 80 percent. If you're not seeing these results after a treatment, we'll come back and re-treat at no additional cost. Reach out to us today to request service.


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