Mosquito control: Our mission is to provide information, and education to help you learn how to control mosquitoes using natural safe methods which leads to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes.Mosquito control can be very difficult but must be attempted to not only rid our homes of annoying bites but also to stop the spread of certain mosquito borne health problems. Mosquito control is the process of actively reducing the number of mosquitoes in your living space. Comprehensive mosquito control can use one or more approaches that target different environments and life stages of the mosquito.
Controlling mosquitoes, and exposure to diseases they may carry, can be done by chemical and non-chemical methods.
Mosquitoes are no longer just a pesky insect to tolerate during the summer months; they now pose a serious health threat. Over one million people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Mosquito bites can cause a severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. The mosquito’s saliva is what causes the swollen red bump on your skin and the itching that can be so irritating.
How to Avoid Mosquito Bites
Your Best Defense against a Mosquito Bite is to Avoid Being Bitten in the first place
Sure that is easy to say “avoid a mosquito bite” and hard to do… however we will provide many tips on avoiding mosquito bites using safe non toxic methods (Not using chemicals) on your skin.
Are you concerned about protecting your family from West Nile and other mosquito-borne viruses?
Do you want to enjoy the outdoors without the annoying buzz of pesky mosquitoes and sting of a mosquito bite?
Mosquito Prevention and Control
It is not necessary to limit outdoor activities, nor do you want to unless there is evidence of mosquito-borne disease in your area. To enjoy being outdoors you can and should try to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes.
Discard unnecessary containers such as barrels, pails, old tires, that may catch and hold water. Drain bird baths, small ponds, etc., weekly or add mosquito fish (check at your local pet store) to any permanent body of water. Repair any water leak, hose, sprinkler system, or cooler that may cause water to pool in your yard.
Controlling mosquitoes indoors
The best way to control mosquitoes indoors is to keep them out. Make sure that all of your windows and doors close tightly and are aligned properly. All windows should have fine mesh screens in good repair to control mosquitoes and prevent them from getting in your house.
Prevent mosquito bites
How to prevent mosquito bites: Preventing mosquito bites may not be as safe or long-lasting as you think. Insecticides are merely contact based solutions and they only kill mosquitoes on the surface of items that are treated. We are sure you are not prepared to use insecticides generously all over your house as they are toxic and poisonous. It is very difficult for you to prevent mosquito bites effectively in your home. Insecticides can cause eye and skin irritation, headache, nausea, dizziness, chest tightness, blurred vision and many more!
Other things people have used to prevent mosquito bites:
Natural Methods you can use to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes
No one likes getting bitten by mosquitoes. They can ruin any outdoor activity and their bites can be itchy and extremely irritating. There are natural alternatives out there that can keep mosquitoes away from you and your family while keeping you safe.
Avoid Mosquito Bites
Use a Neem-based Outdoor Botanical Gel
One of the best natural insect repellents is Vick’s Vaporub®.
Use Avon Skin-So-Soft® bath oil mixed half and half with rubbing alcohol.
Some people have said this works “Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets just wipe on and go”
Use mosquito traps or mosquito magnets.
Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Tuck the pant legs into your socks and tuck all shirts in completely.
Tips For Avoiding Mosquito Bites
Here are some more tips for avoiding mosquito bites:
Did you know that some body odors attract mosquitoes and this is why they choose some individuals over others in a crowd. Avoid fragrances in soaps, shampoos, and lotions.
They bite early in the morning and in the evening, typically when it is a little cooler out. Avoid the outdoors when possible at these times.
Use the citronella candles and torches (they look nice in the yard at night as well)
Some studies suggest that taking thiamine (vitamin B1) 25mg to 50 mg three times per day is effective in reducing mosquito bites. Learn about the best natural food form vitamin on the market
Mosquito Magnet Information
A Mosquito Magnet® works by attracting and capturing the mosquitoes and other biting insects that are breeding in your yard.
Mosquito Traps in Action – Did you know the Mosquito Magnet is the commercial mosquito-abatement system written about in The New York Times, the one tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and used by the U.S. Coast Guard* to reclaim its Bahamian station that had become uninhabitable due to swarming mosquitoes — six traps captured a million-and-a-half mosquitoes in six days.
Mosquito Magnets also trap and effectively control the carriers of West Nile Virus and other diseases, along with salt marsh mosquitoes, no-see-ums and all active biters during daylight hours as well as those that take over your yard at dawn dusk and the evening – always effectively working without using any harmful poisonous sprays.
Once mosquitoes sense the carbon dioxide from the Mosquito Magnet®, they need secondary attractants, Octenol or Lurex3™, to hone in on the trap.
The Mosquito Magnet is not a replacement for mosquito nets, but an in addition to. The Mosquito Magnets protect larger open spaces in your yard. Mosquito tents (gazebos) and nets are extremely effective at blocking mosquitoes; the Mosquito Magnets kill the mosquitoes, but it has to attract them in first.
Independent tests have proven that the Mosquito Magnet is more effective and captures more types of biting insects and mosquitoes than any other mosquito trap on the market.
Learn More Information on Mosquito Magnets
You hear about more and more Mosquito borne diseases like the West Nile disease. It is in the news every day in various parts of North America. Parts of the world where mosquito-transmitted diseases were not common, such as Canada and the United States are becoming more and more common. You need to protect yourself!
You need to build up a strong immune system so, if you come in contact with a mosquito carrying a virus you will have a better chance at fighting off the illness.
“Mosquito-borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million clinical cases each year are attributable to mosquito-borne illnesses. Despite great strides over the last 50 years, mosquito-borne illnesses continue to pose significant risks to parts of the population in the United States.”
The number of incidents and cases where the West Nile Virus across Canada and the U.S. has been reported is predicted to increase over the next few years.
Mosquitoes carry disease-causing viruses and parasites from person to person without catching the disease themselves. Female mosquitoes suck blood from people and other animals as part of their eating and breeding habits. The female mosquito that bites an infected person and then bites an uninfected person might leave traces of virus or parasite from the infected person’s blood
Mosquito-transmitted viral diseases can cause brain inflammation/encephalitis.
The following are diseases that mosquitos can carry:
Eastern equine encephalitis
La Crosse encephalitis
St. Louis encephalitis
West Nile virus
Western equine encephalitis