Are Mosquitoes In The Bay Area Finding Their Way Inside Your Home?
June 15, 2022
Finding mosquitoes around your property is never enjoyable, but it's even worse when they get into your house. Mosquitoes in the Bay Area aren't just nuisance pests, although the bites they leave are annoying. They are potentially very dangerous as they can spread many diseases from host to host.
So, while some pests in the area are just a small problem, mosquitos are more distressing. They are generally hard to remove as they reproduce quickly, and you don't want multiple mosquito bites. Learn why mosquitoes get inside homes and how mosquito control services from Bay Pest Solutions Inc can remove them.
Can Mosquitoes Infest My House Or Apartment?
Mosquitos can get inside homes and apartments. They are relatively tiny flying insects that can fit through holes in screens or fly in through doors and windows open just a crack. They often come inside as they follow light sources when it's dark, and they'll also track the carbon dioxide from our breath to seek out a blood meal.
While most mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs outside, some will lay eggs inside homes. The Aedes aegypti is a kind of mosquito that lays its eggs on the walls of containers, so they are well-suited to infesting the inside of homes.
How Do Apartments And Houses Get Infested With Mosquitoes?
Homes with yards often have mosquito problems because standing water or overgrown foliage attracts them. Most people who live in apartments don't expect a mosquito problem, but you should still practice caution. While mosquitoes aren't that likely to reproduce inside your apartment, they commonly fly inside. They will hover around porch lights and find small entryways into your living space.
Once they're inside, mosquitoes make your home feel like a battleground. You will be swatting at them as they bite you repeatedly, and you'll feel like you have lost your sense of peace inside the walls of your own space.
Luckily, you can take mosquito prevention steps to keep them out of your home or apartment.
What Is Attracting Mosquitoes To My House?
Mosquitoes are attracted to two main things: food sources and water access. You might not know that only female mosquitoes bite animals and humans. The males only consume nectar from plants, and the females also drink this nectar. The females use the protein found in blood to lay their eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs near standing water, so the more standing water you have around your home and yard, the more likely you will have an infestation.
These pests are also attracted to the food they consume. They look for plants they can pollinate and overgrown vegetation where they like to rest during the day. Plus, the female mosquitoes seek out mammalian hosts to bite.
How Can I Keep Mosquitoes Out Of My House?
The most effective way to prevent mosquitoes is through Bay Area pest control plans. Our team at Bay Pest Solution Inc offers mosquito control plans, but we also suggest following a few measures on your own to deter these pests:
- Remove standing water sources around your yard.
- Fix or replace broken screens in doors and windows.
- Trim overgrown plants around the yard.
- Reduce humidity inside your home or apartment by fixing leaky plumbing and using dehumidifiers.
- Ensure that doors and windows are sealed tightly in their frames.
Contact us today to request a mosquito removal inspection and treatment or learn more about mosquito prevention.