All The Ways You Attract Denver Mosquitoes

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In Denver’s beautiful environment, it’s not uncommon to spend the majority of your summer outdoors. Whether you’re biking, hiking, or just enjoying a family cookout on the patio, the pesky mosquito always seems to be an uninvited guest. Did you know that mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous animals on the planet? While Denver, Colorado homeowners don’t normally have to worry about mosquitoes invading their homes, these blood-hungry pests can make spending time outdoors a nightmare. Stocking up on citronella candles can only get you so far in peace of mind. 

Keep reading to make sure you’re educated and safe against mosquitoes this summer. White Knight Pest Control can help protect your home from pest invasion, no matter your worry or pest problem.

Identifying High Risk Mosquito Targets

We get it — no one wants to be bitten by a mosquito, much less have them swarming around for an entire evening. However, these pests favor some more than others. Mosquitoes are especially attracted to the following:

  • Pregnant women
  • Those with type O blood
  • Dark clothing
  • Alcohol (and those drinking it)
  • Perfume

Dangers Mosquitoes May Bring To Denver

Mosquitoes kill approximately a million people a year. Mosquitoes carry diseases such as Zika virus, malaria, West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, encephalitis, and tularemia, among others. While Zika virus and malaria are not local diseases, they may occur from outbreaks due to travelers.

While the grand majority of mosquito bites are not life-threatening, it is still important to stay vigilant and take steps to mitigate any overactive mosquito populations in your yard. Once they are under control, spending time outdoors will be a lot more enjoyable, too. 

Avoiding & Preventing Mosquitoes Around Your Denver Yard

Mosquitoes also seek out standing water to lay their eggs in, often living (and biting!) in the same general vicinity. The first step in preventing future mosquito woes is to inspect your yard for any areas of standing water, such as empty containers, buckets, holes, and tarps. Fill any holes with sand or gravel, or flip these items over (when possible) to avoid water from collecting. It’s also important homeowners ensure their gutters are working properly and not clogged. 

If your yard attracts mosquitoes like no other, call White Knight Pest Control. Our expert service technicians not only inspect your property for you but also perform effective, monthly treatments. While flying pests can be more difficult to control than others, our monthly re-service will help make sure your yard is as armored as possible against the annoying mosquito. 

What Can I Do To Avoid Mosquitoes?

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when spending time outdoors this summer:

  • Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. Avoid spending time outdoors during these times when possible.
  • Mosquitoes favor areas with standing water. Avoid such areas as wetlands, shaded woods, and ponds when possible.
  • Wear light-colored clothing.
  • Keep alcohol indoors, and favor going perfume-free if you know you are going to be spending time outdoors at dusk.
  • When experiencing any high volume infestations, call professional licensed pest control.

If mosquitoes are threatening your summer plans, contact White Knight Pest Control. Our service technicians bring you peace of mind, and you’ll be back to enjoying family cookouts in no time. With our monthly mosquito re-service, homeowners won’t have to worry about changing conditions. Our White Knight service technicians eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites on your property and then use a high-power backpack mister to deliver a fine mist around your property that will prevent and resolve mosquito worries, no matter where the pest is flying in from.