Mosquitoes are a major spring and summer pest in Nebraska. Their bites quickly become welt and itch like crazy. But, mosquito bites are more than just annoying, they can also be dangerous. Mosquitoes are known for transmitting diseases like encephalitis, West Nile, yellow fever, dengue, and the Zika virus.
You don’t want to have more exposure to mosquitoes than you need. Make sure you are educated about mosquitoes before the spring hits this year. This information could be the key to a healthy life.
What are mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are bloodsucking insects. They are attracted to carbon dioxide, temperature changes, and body odors. Essentially, humans and other animals are set up to attract mosquitoes.
Only the female mosquitoes suck blood. They insert a tube into the skin, which inhibits clotting and allows them to suck in the blood. Female and male mosquitoes also eat nectar as a food source. You will know that a mosquito is in the area because you will hear its distinctive whine. They are the most active in Omaha in the spring, summer, and early fall.
Why do you get mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are attracted to us and our pets. If you have mosquitoes in your Omaha yard, they are likely there because of you. Mosquitoes also need water. They lay their eggs and hatch in standing water. If there is stagnant water nearby or in your yard, you will be much more likely to have a mosquito problem.
There are thousands of different mosquito species in the world. They are found all over the globe. That is why it is so hard to completely escape mosquitoes. But, there are some steps that you can take to protect yourself from the mosquito’s bite.
How to prevent mosquitoes
Because mosquitoes are attracted to water, keeping standing water out of your yard is an important part of mosquito prevention. Do not let water build up in wheelbarrows, birdbaths, or pools. If there is standing water in your neighborhood, you may consider nicely asking your neighbors to remove it as well. Mosquitoes in your neighbor’s yard can easily fly to your yard.
Another way to prevent mosquitoes is by planting mosquito-repelling plants. Lavender, basil, garlic, lemon balm, and citronella are all popular mosquito-repelling plants. These all are enjoyed by humans, so they would make a great addition to any yard.
Your best bet for removing mosquitoes from your Omaha yard is to call Beeline Pest Control. We are mosquito experts who are proud to be a local Omaha company. We live in the Omaha area, and so know exactly how to deal with Nebraska’s mosquito population. There is no one-size-fits-all mosquito solution with Beeline Pest Control. We will stop the lifecycle of the mosquito in its tracks and keep them out of your yard for good.
Contact Beeline Pest Control today, and we will provide same day service and a free estimate. Let us help you solve your mosquito problem and protect your family from disease.