How Mosquitoes Find You
You may have heard that certain blood types, foods or drinks attract mosquitoes to you. Or maybe you’ve heard that mosquitoes prefer blondes over brunettes. While you may have the bites to prove it, none of these myths really explain why mosquitoes bite humans.
Very simply mosquitoes are drawn to the carbon dioxide we expel when we breathe. A secondary mosquito attractant is the scent of our skin or sweat. Mosquito activity is highest at dawn and dusk, so if you are out during these hours you’re at a higher risk for bites.
Eliminate Breeding Grounds
Your first line of defense to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard is to eliminate the areas where they are breeding. Mosquitoes breed in stagnate water, depositing up to 200 eggs at a time. Mosquito eggs can hatch in as little as 1” of water and mosquito … Read More