You’ve probably had to deal with these uninvited guests buzzing around your party, barbeque, or backyard for quite some time. But the sea of mosquito control fliers and advertisements can create a swarm of their own and make the decision process overwhelming. Don’t know which method would work best for your space and budget?
Have you ever found yourself wondering, ‘Why do mosquitoes like me so much?’ Or maybe it always seems like you’re covered in itchy welts after being outside while others appear to be perfectly fine. Although there isn’t really one singular reason, there is a combination of factors that can make you seem particularly delicious to mosquitoes.
The bugs seem to always be out and biting, especially during the summer months. Sometimes there is no escape from the swatting, stinging, and scratching. In the South, the most common pests are no-see-ums, gnats, and mosquitoes.
If dousing yourself in bug spray every night doesn’t sound particularly appealing to you, it’s worthwhile to consider some green mosquito control solutions. In fact, several common garden plants are excellent at keeping these pesky bugs at bay.
It seems like no matter how much bug spray you use, they just never seem to leave you alone. However, humans are not the only things that mosquitoes are attracted to. In fact, some of the plants you have in your yard may even be drawing more of them in.
Summer in the Lowcountry is notorious, not for its beautiful landscapes and picturesque terrain, but for the heat and humidity. The high heat and moisture concentration in the area is what many would describe as muggy. This muggy atmosphere is a perfect environment for one of the world’s most detested insects, the mosquito. Not only is the mosquito incredibly annoying, buzzing around, usually in swarms, and dolling out red, itchy bites to any nearby victim, but they are also a health risk. As carriers for serious diseases like Zika, West Nile, Yellow Fever, and more, there is plenty of reasons people all over the country invest in methods to keep them away.
Summer in the South can be an enchanting oasis of charm, heat, and fun, but if you’ve spent any time in the lowcountry, especially the coast, you’ll be familiar with the all-too-regular afternoon rainstorms. Though they may not prohibit summer fun in the way you may think, seeing as they only last about twenty minutes, they can cause an increased insect population in your backyard making Bar-B-Q’s, pool days, or just good old-fashioned playtime irksome.
Typically, mosquito season begins in the spring and lasts into the fall, but in areas that hover around or above 50 degrees year-round, mosquito season turns into mosquito year… every year. Mosquitoes are no joke which is why our team of local mosquito control experts at Palmetto Mosquito Control is here to give you the best tips on how to prepare for mosquito season.
Bug spray is a lifesaver, especially in the height of mosquito season in the Lowcountry. Sometimes we’re prone to just grabbing the first one we see on the shelf, but it’s really important to check the ingredients before selecting your spray. There are so many different options that it’s easy to be overwhelmed but don’t worry, Palmetto Mosquito Control is here to give you the top tips on how to select your bug spray.
Mosquitoes are not the most people-friendly critters as it is, and disease-carrying mosquitoes are no picnic either. Yes, it’s unfortunate but true: mosquitoes can spread diseases. Mosquito-borne diseases are spread by infected mosquitoes. These diseases can include the Zika Virus, Dengue, the West Nile Virus, Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya.