One of the things you will start to see in the spring and summer are the presence of more and more pests. There are many pests that you will see more in these warmer months that are problematic. The presence of mosquitoes is a looming threat that will start to happen in the spring and you want to make sure you keep your family safe. Mosquitoes are one of the pests that people have some fear of for a few reasons. You can spend a night out enjoying your dinner and come in to find that you have tons of red bumps from bites. The other problem that you have is that many mosquitoes can and do carry dangerous disease that can then be transferred to you and your family members. There are ways to control mosquitoes but you want to understand them as well. All-Rite Pest Control outlines whether mosquitoes are biting or stinging you when they land on you.
Mosquito Bites or Stings?
When it comes to pests you usually know if they are biting or stinging you. You know that a bee stings and a mouse will likely bite. When you talk about a mosquito it may surprise you to know that they don’t do either. They don’t bite and they don’t sting either. That is what can be confusing to understand where all the red bumps are coming from. The reality is that mosquitoes are not biting and stinging but they are inserting something into your skin to get a meal. They have a part on their face that is called a proboscis and is like a long tube that a mosquito uses to feed with. This is inserted into the skin of a person and then they locate a blood source that they can use to collect the blood they need. The act of inserting their proboscis and collecting blood is not biting and it is not stinging. They are eating but most people will still call these actions a bite for lack of a better term.
Why Do Mosquitoes Need Blood?
When you are bitten by a mosquito you are sadly helping the process of new life being formed. The interesting thing is that the females are the ones that need to feed on blood. They are using the protein that is in the blood and separating it from the blood so that they can use it to lay their eggs. The eggs need it to be cultivated for new life to be formed. That is why you are swarmed on when you go out in the peak of mosquito season.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away
When it comes to mosquitoes they can carry disease with them that can be transferred to you. That is why it is important to have your home treated for mosquitoes but you also should do what you can to prevent them as well. This means removing and not allowing standing water to pool on your property; maintaining your landscaping and using repellent when spending extended periods of time outdoors.