Summer is a great time to gather around family and friends for outdoor fun, but nothing puts a damper on that fun more than no-see-ums and other biting insects. If there is one thing that mosquitoes and other biting insects like better than the summer heat, it’s the aftermath of rain. When the rainy season arrives, be ready to fight back against those annoying biting insects and other pests. Today, let’s review a few tips on how to protect your family this upcoming rainy season.
Avoid Mosquito Bites This Summer
Avoiding getting bitten by no-see-ums and other biting insects is never more difficult than during the rainy season. While the numbers of those biting insects multiply during the rainier months, the insects themselves are not that fond of the rain. What they do like are stagnant collections of standing water that are abundant after a big rainstorm. Standing water in your backyard and elsewhere is a breeding ground for these biting insects, making it difficult to avoid mosquito bites. Eliminating areas with standing water will control the population of no-see-ums and other biting insects.
How Do I Avoid Mosquito Bites?
If you are going to be outdoors in the late afternoon and evening hours when flying and biting insects are prevalent, cover up. Limiting your skin exposure to biting pests by wearing long sleeve clothes or long pants will reduce your risk of becoming the favorite target of the local biting insects. The next step in avoiding biting insects is the use of mosquito repellent. There are numerous insect repellent products available to choose from, in various shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a spray or a rub-on cream, products containing diethyltoluamide (commonly known as DEET) are considered effective and are the most popular. Even some products intended for skincare provide protection against biting insects.
How to Avoid Bites from Mosquitoes
While insect repellent products are applied to your skin, bug killer products come in cans and plastic containers. These products are sprayed around the outdoor area prior to your outdoor activity, hopefully reducing the presence of biting insects and thereby reducing the risk of being bitten. There are many products on the market that claim they can accomplish this task, from sprays that come in cans and bottles to stronger fogger type products. All these products promise protection from no-see-ums and other biting insects, but some are more effective at keeping away bugs than others.
Mosquito Control Solutions
Perhaps the best option to consider for control of biting insects is a mosquito control system. Such a system, sometimes also referred to as a mosquito misting system, periodically sprays a fine mist of pesticide that will kill mosquitoes and other bug-like pests, including spiders, around your home. The system is set up in strategic areas around your yard. The systems are usually placed on timers and can be turned on and off by remote control. Pest control professionals and customers alike who have installed these systems agree that they provide excellent protection from no-see-ums and all types of other insects.
Mosquito Misting Services
If you would like to rid your outdoor activities of those annoying biting and flying insects, consider installing a mosquito control system of your own. SWAT Mosquito Systems has a staff of certified professionals who can help you from start to finish with the planning and installation of your own mosquito misting service. We also provide systems for business owners looking to rid their restaurant patio, beachfront, or boardwalk café of those annoying biting and flying insects. Give SWAT Mosquito Systems a call today at 1-866-900-SWAT and ask about our guarantee.