All About Mosquitoes And The Best Ways To Prevent Them

Three common types of mosquitoes

Although there are many different species of mosquitoes, only three of these categories constitute the majority of medically relevant diseases. They are also the three most common mosquitoes indigenous to today.

Aedes aegypti

This genus of mosquitoes includes Aedes vexans, Aedes albopictus, Aedes aegypti, Aedes triseriatus and Aedes solicitous. Found in tropical and subtropical regions, these mosquitoes are the most notorious for transmitting diseases. Aedes aegypti bites can cause yellow fever, dengue fever, West Nile, and chikungunya fever, and have recently added the Zika virus to their list. They are usually found in ponds, wetlands, flower pots, and water tanks. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes come in a wide variety of species and you can find them often in your home.

Culex mosquitoes

They are usually found during the summer months and are most active at night. Culex pipiens, also known as the house mosquito, prefer to feed at dusk and night. The mosquito primarily transmits the West Nile virus and western equine encephalitis. Culex pipiens has a brown or light gray body with brown wings, and it generally thrives in contaminated or stagnant water. It can be found throughout the US.

Anopheles

Commonly found in swamps and ponds, it is usually seen at dusk and dawn. Its greatest characteristic is malaria transmission, so it requires special attention. It is also found in the eastern part of the US.

Indoor mosquito prevention tips

Keep them out: This is the first and most critical point to prevent their entry. A standard method is to add screens so that ventilation can be maintained even during the summer months. If your home has a gap in the door, it is best to use a door strip to block the gap. Because not only mosquitoes but also other insects may enter through the gap.

Outdoor mosquito prevention tips

Create a bug-free space: If you want to stay outdoors for a long time, you need a mosquito-free space. For example, want to dine and relax in your backyard. Then you will need a screened canopy to help you avoid the annoying mosquitoes. The mesh sidewalls keep mosquitoes at bay, but they also keep you cool in the summer. A pop-up canopy with netting not only can be used in the backyard. But it is the best mosquito protection if you need to go to the park for a picnic.

Conclusion

Keeping mosquitoes away is a big priority in the summer, and getting bitten by them can ruin a good day. There is also the possibility of causing allergies and other ill effects. If you’re already being bothered by mosquitoes at home or outdoors, start trying the various ways in this article. I hope you have a peaceful, safe summer.

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