Mosquitoes are tiny and very annoying. They are also surprisingly dangerous. Female mosquitoes suck your blood in order to prepare themselves for laying eggs. However, their blood will contain any bacteria they have picked up in their travels.
Potential diseases which can be carried by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and chikungunya.
That’s why you need to learn how to keep mosquitoes out of your home, it’s much easier to keep them out than it is to deal with their bites.
LED Fly Control
There are a variety of LED fly control devices on the market and they don’ all need to be inside your home. These devices emit infrared light that attracts the mosquitoes, they then get electrocuted.
However, while you can put one inside your house to protect you from the odd ones that do get in, these will be more effective at keeping the mosquitoes away if you put them outside.
In fact, if you have an outbuilding close to your house you can fit the LED device to this, it will attract the mosquitoes and keep them away from your home.
This is the most obvious and practical approach. You can purchase fly screen doors that simply fit into the window space, next to your window.
The screens are made of very fine mesh, this allows air to move through your home but prevents all sorts of insects from getting in, including mosquitoes.
However, you should note that when you open and close your doors you will be creating an opportunity for the mosquitoes to slip in, that’s why it’s worth having an LED fly control device inside your home.
Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. This means an effective way of preventing them from getting into your house is to remove all sources of stagnant water in and around your home. Pay particular attention to gutters and pet drinking bowls.
By eliminating their breeding grounds you’ll be eliminating future occurrences of mosquitoes. That has to be a good thing!
Of course, there is a range of insecticides available that you can spray both inside and outside of your home to kill the mosquitoes immediately.
These are effective but only when you see them and you’ll need to consider the environmental impact as well as any potential health risk to you and your family.
This means you need to make sure you only use the spray in well-ventilated spaces.
The Natural Approach
It’s also worth noting that bats eat mosquitoes. While you can’t control their behavior you can create bat boxes that will encourage them to live in your yard and take care of some of your mosquitoes before they get to your home.
You can also use herbs such as peppermint and citronella. These are known to keep mosquitoes away, simply place the herbs or some essential oil in your windows.
Finally, you should consider having a fan and positioning it near any open window. Mosquitoes are poor flyers and the air movement caused by the fan will make it difficult for them to enter your home.