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Mighty Mosquito: A Tiny Insect With a Big Bite! 🦟

Posted by Athena Hadjipanayis on May 30, 2023 10:00:00 AM

The itchy bites that result from an encounter with a mosquito are not something that anyone would want. Not only are these itchy bumps red, irritated, and inflamed, but they can also carry diseases that can pose health risks to humans and animals. Because we're shifting into the summer season, mosquitoes are becoming more prominent.

Controlling mosquitoes around your home can seem like an impossible task, but it can be manageable by utilizing organic, natural mosquito control, and environmentally friendly botanical pest control products. Even if you do become a victim of a mosquito bite, we have a few all-natural home remedies to treat the symptoms and make them more bearable. Read more for a bite-sized (pun intended) A-Z guide about mosquitoes in Massachusetts!

Mosquito FAQs 🦟🌞

Of course, everyone knows what a mosquito is and what its bite may feel like, but there may be some questions that are still up in the air. You may be wondering things like: "Where do they come from", "Why do they only bite me and not others?", etc. Well, there are actual answers to your questions, and I have taken the time to find them for you. Here you can find some of the most frequently asked questions about mosquitoes as well as their answers.

Where are they found?

Mosquitoes are usually found in a damp, shady areas where they can find protection from the sun. This is why you usually will get bitten at night when you're hanging out outdoors. They also need water to lay their eggs and plants to hide in to get some shade so you can find them around those objects. Their eggs are laid on top of water or damp soil where young mosquitoes grow and develop. So, if you have a bird bath or any still water on your lawn, it's best to get rid of it so that mosquitoes can't breed on your property!

When are they most active?

Mosquitoes are active as long as the weather is above 40 degrees. In Massachusetts, they are the most active from the months of June through August. But this can also vary depending on the weather. If there are higher temperatures, mosquitoes can become more active and if it's raining, they will become less prominent. In terms of the time of day, generally speaking, they are most active around sunrise and sunset. They rarely come out during the middle of the day when the sun is out since direct sunlight and temperatures can quickly dehydrate them.

Why are their bites a concern?

I touched on this topic briefly at the start but it's important to bring light to and educate about mosquito-borne diseases. They can transmit illnesses such as West Nile Virus and EEE through their bites. They can also cause heartworm in animals so make sure to control mosquitoes on your property to protect your fur babies! A mosquito gets infected with a virus or parasite when it bites a person or animal that is infected. It's crucial to protect yourself from their bites to prevent these diseases by utilizing Pure Solutions or other all-natural methods.

What happens when one bites you?

We know that mosquito bites itch, but why? What actually happens when one bites you?? Well when a mosquito bites you, it's sucking up your blood while exchanging some saliva into your skin. The saliva that is injected is the part that causes a bump and itching on your body. When you scratch a mosquito bite, this causes the skin to become more inflamed. This can get you into a cycle where scratching will cause even more of an itchy sensation. So it may be tempting to just satisfy your need to scratch your bite, but this will only make it worse. It's best to use some natural remedies which are listed below in a cute infographic!

Natural Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites 🌿☕

Although many people use non-organic methods to control and soothe mosquito bites, there are a lot more natural home remedies that are more effective. The infographic below includes just five of them, but there are many more that can be found with just a simple Google search. I just thought these were the best, most feasible options so I included them here for you!

 natural home remedies for mosquito bites

How Can Pure Solutions Protect You From Mosquitoes? 🌱

It's important to also utilize organic, natural insect repellent and pesticides. Not only is it better for your skin, but also the environment because they don't contain harsh chemicals. Natural insect repellent is just as effective at driving away bugs and a lot of them also contain antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.

Pure Solutions has natural mosquito control sprays that offer prevention and eradication solutions for whatever mosquito issues you may have. We utilize National Organic Program-compliant products that are safer for kids, pets, and the environment. None of our equipment is contaminated by synthetic products because we only offer all-natural options! Because it's completely organic and mostly just contains essential oils, you can be outdoors immediately after our treatments. I've been around one of our technicians while he was spraying for mosquitoes and our treatment solution actually smells pretty good! It has a kind of a lemony-citrus smell that I actually find quite pleasant contrary to other non-organic methods.

You can receive a free quote by clicking the link below! Our team can assess your property and deliver a proposal for our mosquito control services. This is the first step to getting rid of those annoying mosquitoes in a completely organic way. What's best about this option is that it actually works!

Interested in learning even more about how our services can prevent mosquito bites? Get in touch!




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