How To Avoid Mosquitoes In The Bay Area

Mosquito biting someone's skin and drinking blood.

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures, worldwide, because they are responsible for over a million deaths each year. In our area, these pests are mostly annoying and pose some risks to human health. We are here today to talk about the mosquitoes in the Bay Area and offer you some methods to avoid their potentially dangerous bites. If you would rather find a guaranteed solution to mosquitoes, now, call our team at Bay Pest. We offer comprehensive Bay Area pest control options to eliminate yard pests like mosquitoes and ticks. 

The Problems With A High Mosquito Population Around Your Home

There is nothing more annoying than being bitten by dozens of mosquitoes while trying to enjoy nature around your home, except for one thing, contracting a mosquito-borne disease while trying to enjoy nature around your home. As mentioned, these annoying "little flies" are the most dangerous creatures around the globe and are responsible for over a million deaths each year. Most of these deaths occur in third-world countries and could be prevented with medicine which many charitable organizations do their best to provide. Here in the United States, we have access to this medicine and keep a better handle on mosquito-borne diseases. This does not mean, however, that you cannot get sick. Stay safe and do what you can to avoid mosquito bites while enjoying time outdoors. 

Lifecycle Of The Common Mosquito

Mosquitoes do not have a long lifespan. Of all the types of mosquitoes that live here in the Bay Area, most adults do not live for more than seven days. Life starts as an egg laid inside a pool of stagnant water. Female mosquitoes find pools in birdbaths, ornate pools, and areas around properties where rainwater collects. Once laid, eggs take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to hatch. Larvae also known as “wigglers” float around just above the surface and take five days to develop into pupae. Pupae then need another two to three days to develop into adulthood. Adults then fly away and look for food for themselves, blood for their eggs, and start this process over again.

Five Tips To Avoid Mosquitoes In The Bay Area

In order to avoid mosquito bites in our area, we recommend putting in place some prevention tips. To make things simple, here are five methods to help you avoid mosquito bites in the Bay Area.

  • Eliminate sources of water build-up around your property and address leaky piping, fixtures, and damaged gutters.
  • Change the water in birdbaths and ornate pools once every four to five days.
  • Install fans around covered lounging areas around your home. Mosquitoes are bad flyers and have trouble landing on people when there is a breeze.
  • Use mosquito repellant containing DEET if you plan on traveling through a mosquito-dense area. Find a natural product if you do not like chemical-based deterrents.
  • Wear light-colored clothing when spending time outdoors. 

Although helpful, DIY mosquito control is not a perfect solution to these pests. If you want to guarantee mosquitoes stay out of your yard, year-round, you need to hire a professional. 

Is It Time To Consider Professional Services?

If you need a guaranteed option to keep mosquitoes out of your yard, check out what the experts at Bay Pest have to offer. Our team of licensed and highly trained technicians loves helping members of our community fight back against annoying and potentially dangerous pests like mosquitoes. 

Call us today to learn more about pest control in the Bay Area. We know the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes year-round and would be happy to put our experience to work for you.

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