While many parts of the country experience warm weather for most of the year, those living near beaches enjoy this warmth the most. There's little to complain about if you live just steps away from the ocean side. However, mosquitos love warm weather just as much as you do; not only that, they also love wet conditions where they can drink, rest and breed.
There are many different species of mosquitoes in Australia. All of them bite and suck on human blood, but not all can transmit diseases. They also bite during different periods of the day. Some species will feast on your skin when you're on the beach, while others will come around at night when you're trying to get some sleep.
Regardless of the behaviour of each species, these pests can be a nuisance to you and your family. The good news is that taking proactive steps can help you avoid falling victim to mosquito bites.
Get rid of stagnant water
Stagnant pools of water are popular breeding grounds for mosquitoes. These tend to occur near dumpsites, front/backyards or isolated pools. You should begin by walking around your property and identifying where water accumulates.
Ditches and shallow ridges are common grounds for water to slowly build up after rain falls. A good strategy is to drain these pools as soon as possible so that mosquitoes don't breed and invade your home.
Keep your windows closed at night
Many people recommend leaving your windows open at night so that air can flow in. However, if mosquitoes are a nuisance, it's best to keep these windows closed. Open windows are an open invitation for mosquitoes to enter your home. Use your AC to keep cool instead of opening your windows at night. You can also set mosquito traps outside your home, as these traps emit CO2 and thus deceive mosquitoes in the process.
Control mosquitoes inside the home
In addition to keeping these pests out, you should also have a plan for eliminating those that manage to enter your home. A simple mosquito spray is no longer effective at repelling these pests. Furthermore, such sprays have potentially harmful ingredients that may irritate the eyes and nose. A better approach is to use chemical-free products such as electric mosquito repellents or mosquito nets while sleeping.
Get professional mosquito treatment
When the wet season comes around, it's also a good idea to have your home professionally treated. A pest control service can spray mosquito hot zones and kill eggs before they hatch.Share