Mosquitoes In Chesapeake: An All-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide


Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

You often find mosquitoes in humid areas during the warm spring and summer months. These small, silvery-gray insects are most active during dusk and dawn but can also be out during the day. They seek out shady areas to rest in. Only female mosquitoes bite because they need extra protein to lay eggs. They lay their eggs in stagnant water.

Why does it matter if you understand mosquito behavior or not? Knowing where mosquitoes spend their time means that you can avoid those areas yourself and target mosquito treatments in those areas. You can remove those elements from your yard if you know what makes an ideal mosquito breeding ground. Mosquito control is most effective when designed explicitly for mosquitoes’ unique behaviors and habits rather than just spraying a product over your whole yard.

Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions And Diseases

If you spend time outside in Chesapeake, you’ve probably gotten at least one mosquito bite. These typically result in itchy welts. Some people develop blisters when mosquitoes bite them. You might develop a hive-like rash if you’re allergic or more sensitive to mosquito bites. 

Itchiness and hives are far from being the biggest concerns with mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are known carriers of many dangerous diseases. In the United States, these are West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis, and tularemia. Mosquito-borne illnesses are not very common in Chesapeake but are known to occur. It’s best to avoid mosquito bites as much as possible so you’re less likely to contract one of these diseases. 

Prevention Is Key: Tips And Tricks To Deter Mosquitoes

You won’t always be able to avoid mosquitoes, but you can make your yard and yourself less attractive to these insects. Try these mosquito prevention tips to keep mosquitoes out of your yard and avoid being bitten;

  • Get rid of anything that collects water.
  • Clear out excess vegetation and overgrown plants.
  • Install plants that repel mosquitoes; these include lemongrass, basil, marigolds, and lavender.
  • Apply mosquito repellent whenever you go outside.

The best, most effective mosquito prevention works on an understanding of mosquito behavior. Removing anything that collects water means mosquitoes won’t have stagnant water to lay their eggs in. Clearing out overgrown plants takes away shady resting spots. Herbs and other plants work to repel mosquitoes because of their scent. Personal mosquito repellents essentially work the same way. With all of these options, you can reduce mosquito activity around your home and avoid mosquito bites.

If you still find mosquitoes around your yard, try teaming up with a professional pest control company. 

Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results

The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is with Hawk Mosquito and Pest. When you call us for mosquito control, our first step will be to schedule an inspection of your home; this allows us to find mosquitoes around your yard and any factors that could be attracting them. Then we’ll decide on the right treatment based on what we find. We offer eco-friendly treatments, and we’ll help you create a plan to prevent further infestation. 

Call Hawk Mosquito and Pest for mosquito treatment in Chesapeake.