Ending your love affair with Mosquitoes

By:

Robin Mountjoy

August 8, 2017

As our previous blog post mentions, warm summer weather brings out mosquitoes. And, unless you are very lucky and live in Iceland, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and The Seychelles--the only places in the world that are mosquito-free, you’ve probably experienced the discomfort and annoyance that comes with a mosquito bite.

Connor’s Pest Control is here to help you break off that unhealthy summer romance with mosquitoes. You can either call Connor’s today to have them perform a home and yard treatment or you can read our Fly-By Facts on how to deter mosquitoes. Think of it as the opposite of preparing for a date. You learn the likes and preferences of the other person and you try your hardest to act the opposite, in ways you know they will hate.

Mosquitoes enjoy carbon dioxide, lactic acid, octanol, and dark colors while they dislike pale clothing, citrus, and smoke. Keep yourself cool and keep the mosquitoes away this summer by wearing some light clothing and sipping a citrus cocktail (or mocktail). That sounds like a win-win! If you’re trying to keep mosquitos away, stick to the citrus cocktails because beer increases your body temperature, and mosquitoes prefer higher-temperature bodies. Body temperature can also be affected by how much you work out or your pregnancy status.

Unfortunately, there are just some things we can’t control when it comes to mosquitoes’ attraction to us. People with Type-O blood are two times more likely to be bitten than those with Type-A blood. Mosquitoes also pursue about 20% of people more than anyone else, so if you’ve ever wondered why you seem to get more mosquito bites than anyone else, you might just be part of that unlucky 20%.

As the end of summer is typically the warmest, use this information to help avoid attracting mosquitoes, and if you are just an unlucky one, call Connor’s Pest Control and they’ll take care of you!