Why Some People Are Mosquito Magnets

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As the warmer season approaches, you may begin noticing more and more mosquito magnets, or individuals who possess a never-ending need for protection against ravenous mosquitoes. Whether they are producing sweat while mowing the lawn or simply lounging by a poolside, mosquitoes always seem to find a way to cover these individuals with swollen bites.

If you’re concerned about facing mosquitoes this summer, read on to discover the scientific explanation of their cravings and advice from Palmetto Exterminator’s Mosquito Control specialists for ways to avoid these creatures entirely.

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Though mosquitoes don’t pick and choose who they sink their proboscises into, they are attracted to certain factors given off by all humans, such as changes in carbon dioxide levels and body odor.

Mosquitoes tend to thrive in warm habitats near wetlands and beaches. When humans are active in these kinds of environments, their bodies produce more carbon dioxide, which alerts mosquitoes that a potential host is in the area.

Mosquitoes also possess the ability to associate scents with hosts that have given them good meals in the past. Thus, if you’re the mosquito magnet of your family, it may be because mosquitoes found success in the past with someone else with a similar scent.

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The most important factor to pay attention to and control while near mosquito habitats is the production of body odor and sweat. Certain people may be more attractive to mosquitoes due to their genetics and certain bacterias their skin produces, such as lactic acid and ammonia.

Stress and anxiety levels can also factor into the attraction of mosquitoes, as humans often respond to these aspects with the release of toxins and sweat.

Mosquito Control Tips

If you want to prevent mosquitoes’ nasty bites, here are some helpful tips from Palmetto Mosquito Control, the mosquito specialists at Palmetto Exterminators:

  1. To stay safe while enjoying the outdoors, make sure to cover up with insect repellant or an extra layer of protective fabrics.
  2. If you would like to take a more natural approach, investigate common repellents such as lavender and lemongrass oils.
  3. Lighting citronella candles, using the fan, and keeping your property clear of stagnant water can also decrease the likelihood of mosquitoes invading your yard.

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Ways to Prevent Infestation with Palmetto Mosquito Control

By using Palmetto Mosquito Control’s Barrier Treatments and Professional Mosquito Misting System, we ensure maximum effectiveness in controlling nearby mosquito populations.

Our cost-effective barrier treatments help keep your yard mosquito free. Our licensed and trained mosquito control systems technicians will carry out a surface spray treatment every 2-4 weeks, while the Misting System will give you the ability to control an installed mosquito system with a remote from the comfort of your home.

Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun this summer. For more information about our services and products, take a look at our mosquito barrier treatments and mosquito misting systems or give our trained mosquito exterminators a call.

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