One of the greatest joys of warm weather is spending time outside with your friends and family. Whether you are camping, visiting the beach, or just having people over in your own backyard, enjoying nature with the ones you love is a favorite summer activity for many.
Unfortunately, your summer memories may not be totally positive if mosquitoes try to join in on the fun. Mosquitoes are a reality of spending time outdoors, and their bites are often an accepted part of summer fun. With proper treatment, you can minimize the discomfort you feel and prevent mosquito bites from getting infected.
Mosquito bites result in small, red welts that cause significant itching. Treatment generally focuses on minimizing itching and healing the welts.
You can easily treat your mosquito bites with home care. Common methods of mosquito bite treatment include:
- Keeping the bite area clean: Like any wound, mosquito bites should be kept clean. Making sure the bite areas are clean will reduce the feelings of itchiness, minimize swelling and redness, and help the bites heal more quickly.
- Icing the bite: Applying ice to a mosquito bite is an effective way to reduce itching.
- Using lotions and creams: There are many substances available to treat the symptoms of mosquito bites. Check your local drugstore for accessible over-the-counter methods of mosquito bite treatment.
Although you will be tempted to scratch your bites, you should avoid doing this at all costs. Scratching a mosquito bite can cause it to become infected, making it slower to heal and worsening symptoms. By applying ice and topical ointments, you can reduce the itchy feeling of your mosquito bites and ensure they do not become infected.
Dangers of Mosquito Bites
At best, mosquito bites cause itching and redness, but at worst, mosquitoes can spread disease. Beyond the discomfort of mosquito bites, preventing disease is a good reason to properly treat any bites and keep the pests away from your home.
Mosquitoes can spread diseases such as:
- West Nile virus
- Yellow fever
- Zika virus
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Yard and Home
By minimizing the number of mosquitoes on your property, you can also minimize the number of bites you experience every year.
Of course, there are many simple, tried-and-true ways to keep mosquitoes out of your immediate vicinity. You’ve likely spent your whole life breaking out the bug spray and lighting citronella candles to keep the pests away. While these methods can be effective, they are only temporary solutions that do not completely eliminate mosquitoes from your home. Plus, constantly applying bug spray or lighting candles can be unpleasant.
You can also repel mosquitoes by installing nets, setting up bug lights, buying anti-mosquito plants, and ensuring your property is free from water sources where the bugs may gather. Again, these solutions are temporary and can be inconvenient for you.
With the help of Frame's Pest Control, Inc., you can make sure mosquitoes stay away from your house. We utilize highly effective methods to secure your home from these pests. Get in touch with our pest control team today to speak with our team and book an appointment for service.
If you have a mosquito issue at your home and need a professional solution, contact the team at Frame's Pest Control, Inc. by calling (419) 475-6055.