While summertime is mostly celebrated throughout the Carolinas, few people are thrilled about the influx of mosquitos throughout their state. The US has more than 150 species of this annoying bug, and you'll find more than a third of them in North and South Carolina. When it comes to watching out for mosquitos, it's the females you need to worry about. Males will go after nectar, but females need blood to help them lay their eggs. When one bites you, they're injecting a small amount of saliva into your body. It's the saliva that causes your skin to itch until it heals, and the saliva that causes your blood to stop clotting so the mosquito can feed. We'll tell you more about mosquito control, so you can spot the signs of a mosquito infestation as soon as possible.
The most telltale signs of a mosquito infection are fairly obvious. You'll likely see them outside your home, hear them when you're inside, and maybe even wake up from their buzzing when you're trying to catch a little shut-eye. If you find yourself constantly scratching your arms and legs at night or have rashes and redness on patches of skin, then you likely have an infestation somewhere on your property. One or two mosquitos do not necessarily represent a problem in your home. They may have just made their way in when you opened a door and can be easily vanquished through a little espionage on your part. But it doesn't necessarily take very many mosquitos to spark a larger problem if you don't address the stragglers immediately.
It's extremely important to recognize the signs of mosquitoes as this is the key to getting rid of them. Mosquitos can hatch in just 48 hours, quickly multiplying your numbers in just a few short days. Look for any places on your property where they might breed, including puddles, clogged gutters, birdbaths, hot tubs, and pools. The more you keep up with chlorination and cleaning, the less likely you are to have an infestation. Discarded tires, tin cans, and flower pots are also common culprits — really anywhere where water can collect. Unfortunately, in the worst-case scenario, mosquitos can carry serious diseases. And while you don't necessarily have to fear every winged creature, it helps to be proactive whenever possible.
If you want to learn more about how to get rid of mosquitoes, we can help you take care of any trouble on your property. Whether you have someone in your household who is immunocompromised or you just want to prevent itchy mosquito bites, we understand just how important it is to keep your home free from pests. The signs of mosquitoes will vary depending on which gender has infiltrated your home. For example, you may see male mosquitoes hovering around your fruit because that's the nutrition they need to survive. But if the males are near your fruit basket, the females may not all that far away. To prevent them from taking over, contact Clint Miller Exterminating today to learn more about our services. We can help you answer questions, schedule an appointment, and keep your property safe from the notorious mosquitoes in the Carolinas.