Alas! Monsoon is here in its full swing and one thing we cannot deny is the beauty it brings along in our surroundings. It’s like nature is rejoicing for you. Amidst such beautiful happenings, there lies a dreadful part we all face every year. And that is none other than the stepping in of those uninvited guests into your home the mosquitoes. This makes monsoon and mosquitoes a deadly affair!
Well, we know how your complete time flies away in the blink of an eye eliminating those mosquitoes of your house when you should be actually sitting by the window and enjoying the beautiful rain showers. Hence, keeping this problem in mind, here we share with you the factors why mosquitoes attack, the spread of certain diseases like dengue because of them, what you can do to fight the war against them and what makes mosquitoes in monsoon a deadly combo.
Mosquitoes can be a real pain, leaving behind bite marks, rashes and health issues; in turn, keeping us awake at night! These troublesome creatures transmit a lot of fatal diseases like malaria, chikungunya, dengue etc., to name a few. The risk of mosquito-borne diseases is very high in monsoon and mosquitoes infestation is very high during this period.
List of Three Types of mosquitoes That are Commonly Found
The most common mosquitoes are Aedes, Culex and Anopheles genera. Each has a distinct quality of its own and the capacity to spread different diseases.
1. Aedes Mosquitoes
These mosquitoes are active during the day and mostly breed in clean water such as water collected in flower vases, water tanks, cans etc. Aedes mosquitoes transmit Chikungunya and Dengue and their development from an egg to mosquito six to ten days.
2. Culex Mosquitoes
Culex mosquitoes bite at night and usually rest before and after their blood meals. A culex breeds in polluted, stagnant water and is a bigger problem in metro cities. These mosquitoes transmit West Nile Virus and encephalitis, which is an extremely fatal brain fever.
3. Anopheles Mosquito
A Anopheles mosquitoes are the ones that commonly bite at night and rest indoors and outdoors during the day. Anopheles mosquitoes transmit Malaria.
What Attracts Mosquitoes in Monsoon Season
Monsoon and Mosquitoes go hand in hand, there are a few factors that attract mosquitoes to your house. These are –
- Moisture: Due to standing water sources
- Heat: Because of exhaled gases
- Smells: Smells of scented soaps, lotions and perfumes
How to Prevent Mosquito Borne Disease
Firstly to get rid of mosquitoes in your home, the best thing you could do is, prevent them from breeding around your home and of course prevent them from entering your home.
Some other ways to get rid of mosquito born disease
1. Prevent your exposure, don’t get bitten
Wear long sleeves, trousers and footwear when out of home at dusk or dawn You can use mosquito repellent sprays on exposed skin
2. Remove breeding grounds
- Make sure drains are clean
- Ensure gutters are not blocked
- Cover water bins and tanks with a lid
- Do not leave stagnant or standing water
3. Eliminate entry points
- Always keep windows and doors closed after dark or block the light with curtains
- Try fitting the mosquito screens to windows
- Seal around air conditioning units
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
We have seen above how monsoon and mosquitoes combined can be fatal. There are endless numbers of products available in the market to kill mosquitoes but a serious mosquito problem will always require a professional pest control service ensuring that your house is well protected. Mosquitoes are nothing less than a menace; hence keep your family protected from fatal diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya. HiCare pest control experts know the complete actions of all mosquito species and hence, use the specific insecticides effective on them. Products and techniques used are safe for your health and family promising complete freedom from mosquitoes. Hicare offers a quick call-out service to deal with mosquitoes and other pest problems you may face in the house.
What will HiCare Do?
The HiCare expert mosquito control services protects your home by controlling and thereby reducing the mosquito population. Our service is not only fast and effective but offers a great level of safety for your family too! HiCare uses the EPK method to safeguard your home from deadly mosquitoes. EPK method is :
- Exclusion of all breeding sources
- Prevention of larva formation
- Killing of adult mosquitoes