As the world grapples with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and establishments are either closed or have altered hours, it leaves a door wide-open to spending more time in the great outdoors. Exploring nature and fresh air comes with a myriad of benefits such as improved mood, heavy doses of Vitamin D, and much more. In fact, a new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure.
There are so many reasons to head outdoors with those closest to you and so many options of things to do you’ll never run out of ideas. There is one thing, however, that may have you running indoors and miserable, pesky mosquitoes! These blood-thirsty insects can take any fun event and ruin it fast if your area is not treated. Luckily, if you treat your area with a mosquito barrier by a professional you can easily enjoy your time outdoors as long as possible. Before we discuss mosquito control, here are some common things these annoying pests are attracted to.
- Sweat: Mosquitoes need water to reproduce, and they are naturally attracted to areas with higher humidity levels. This is why sweat is one of the top mosquito attractors.
- Dark Clothing: Research shows that mosquitoes are most attracted to dark colors. They can see and use their vision to locate targets from a distance, and people wearing dark clothing are at higher risk.
- People who eat a lot of potassium and salt: Mosquitoes are attracted to potassium, salt, and lactic acid released by your body, so it helps to avoid salty and potassium-rich foods like bananas, avocados, and dried fruit.
- Perfume and Scented Lotions: Fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes. Floral scents are especially attractive.
- Drinking Alcohol: Some experts believe drinking alcohol makes your skin give off a chemical that attracts mosquitoes. Alcohol also increases body temperature which is another huge mosquito attractor.
- Blood type: According to a 2004 study, people with type O blood were a whole 83 percent more likely to attract mosquitoes than any other blood type.
- Pregnant Woman: A 2000 study found that pregnant women attracted twice as many mosquitoes as non-pregnant women. This is because pregnant women exhale more carbon dioxide than other people, in addition to running higher body temperatures and having more blood circulating through her body than the average person.
- Body temperature: The higher your body temperature is, the faster mosquitoes will find you. Once they get within a few yards, they can sense the heat and love to nest in the warm conditions.
Take back your yard
Are you ready to take back control of your yard? For optimal protection from mosquitoes, it’s best if you treat them early in the season. At Rid-All, our trained professionals can treat your property any time of day to ensure optimal protection from mosquitoes. Furthermore, our control methods are safe and effective every time so you can have peace of mind that your pets and children are safe. Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has been dedicated to serving our Mississippi and Tennessee communities for over 20 years. Our experts are trained to identify and eliminate a wide assortment of pests so you can live and work comfortably.
Are you ready to eliminate mosquitoes for good and enjoy your time outdoors more than ever?
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