Mosquitoes can be a serious annoyance to our lives. Just one bite from a mosquito can ruin an evening of enjoyment by making you scratch it incessantly. So what’s the cause for the itch? Mosquito saliva. It is filled with proteins and other substances that can induce an allergic reaction, such as swelling and itching.
There is no such thing as a friendly mosquito. Most mosquito species are known to spread different diseases and viruses. These tiny, flying, biting insects can leave you itching for long periods after getting bitten by them. They make an irritating mosquito noise and even have crazy-looking eyes that make them look like alien invaders from outer space.
Types of Mosquitoes
There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world. These insects are found on every continent except Antarctica, and they are not only annoying but also dangerous to our health.
Mosquito bites can cause allergies and even spread diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. The female mosquito will feed on human blood to lay her eggs; she usually does this at night when people are sleeping.
How Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Humans
Heat, carbon dioxide, and body odor can attract mosquitoes to humans. These are all things that humans give off when we breathe, so it makes sense that this is what attracts them to us.
A mosquito bite is usually not painful at first but can quickly become unbearable if the mosquito injects any saliva into your skin. The itching sensation occurs because of histamine release in response to the saliva injected by the mosquito while feeding on your blood. This can also cause swelling at the bite site within a few minutes of being bitten by a mosquito.
Calming the Mosquito Bite Itch
The most important thing you can do for a mosquito bite is to relieve the itchiness. In addition to keeping yourself hydrated and moisturized, try these tips:
The best way to calm down an itch from a mosquito bite is with hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion on the affected area. Make sure that it does not get into your eyes as this may cause irritation or even temporary blindness if it gets into your eye’s cornea!
Apply calamine lotion or cream to the affected area. Calamine lotion will help dry up any swelling or extra fluid in your skin while providing some relief from itching.
Apply baking soda paste on your skin where there are bumps or redness around the bite site. Baking soda has an alkaline pH level that counteracts the acidity of sweat and saliva from your body, which causes irritation and itching from mosquito bites. This paste will also absorb excess moisture around your skin’s surface, which helps relieve itching and promotes healing time for insect bites since there won’t be any excess fluid for bacteria to breed in on top of open wounds.
Can Pest Control Services Get Rid Of Mosquitoes?
Pest control services are great for getting rid of other pests such as rats, mice, and termites. But can a pest control company get rid of mosquitoes? The answer is yes! There are many different ways that a mosquito control company can help you get rid of these annoying insects.
The first thing that pest control services will do is to spray your yard with pesticides. These pesticides will kill any existing adult mosquitoes in the area and prevent any new eggs from hatching into larvae. You can also invest in a fogger machine that will saturate the air around your home with this pesticide. This is an effective way to ensure that there aren’t any more adult mosquitoes in your yard, but it doesn’t do much good if you have pools of standing water where they lay their eggs.
If there are pools of standing water on your property, then you should call in a professional pool maintenance contractor who can drain them or cover them up so that they prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs in them. This may seem like an expensive solution, but it’s much cheaper than paying for the services of a pest control company every time you have an infestation of mosquitoes in your yard.
Call the Professionals At Any Pest
The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to call the professionals at Any Pest. Although you may have read a lot of information online and are confident you can safely and effectively keep mosquitoes away; it is always a good idea to call an expert for mosquito control if you have a persistent problem.
If you see some dead mosquitoes around your property, it may mean that living ones are breeding somewhere in or around your home or business, which might be difficult for a novice to identify. This is why we encourage you to enlist the help of our professionals and let them take care of your mosquito problem so you can get back to enjoying your property and not worrying about mosquitoes.