We can all agree on one thing: mosquitos are incredibly annoying. It’s nearly impossible to sleep with them buzzing in your ears the whole time, and their bites can itch so much that you want to scratch your skin off. Most of us can deal with them if they only come and bother us occasionally. However, when they start to appear in your house the whole time, it can be quite a problem. In this post, we’ll be discussing a few key things you need to know about mosquitos, as well as prevention tips.
Types of mosquitos
All types of mosquitos have one major thing in common: they’re unwanted. That being said, not all mosquitos are created equally. Some mosquitos will merely be irritating, while others can cause serious illness by giving you diseases. If the mosquitos in your house are the dangerous, disease-carrying kind, it’s of the utmost importance to get rid of them as soon as possible. In fact, you should call in an exterminator. With the other types of mosquitos – the irritating but not life-threatening type – you can attempt to get rid of them on your own.
We’ve established that mosquitos can be split into two major groups – dangerous and not dangerous. Now, let’s talk about the risks that dangerous mosquitos can carry. Many people won’t even consider paying an exterminator to come out for mosquitos, but they likely don’t realize the risk they’re putting them and their family in. Certain types of mosquitos are classified as the most dangerous animals on this planet. They can carry diseases with horrible side effects that often end in a fatality. So, if you live in an area known for dangerous mosquito bites, it’s best to do the right thing and get rid of them before someone falls ill.
If you don’t have mosquitos, or you’ve just gotten rid of them, you likely want to keep it that way. Luckily, there are a few methods of prevention. You can get plug-in devices that kill and repel insects, or you can spray mosquito repellents in your room. If you want to keep them out of the house, you can have fine mesh installed in front of your windows and doors, so that they can’t get in through an open window. There are also various home remedies for repelling mosquitos.
Mosquito bites cause a lot of discomfort for something so small. If your house has been taken over by mosquitos, you’re likely familiar with the itchy red bumps they cause. These can be treated by applying hydrocortisone cream to the affected area. You can also ease the itching by applying ice to numb it. As tempting as it may be, do not scratch or pick at the bite, as this can cause scarring. You can hide the bites with band-aids, or cover it up with a glamorous makeup look if it’s on your face. Just be sure to never apply makeup to a bite that is open or bleeding.