The Answers To Denver's Most Common Mosquito Questions

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At White Knight Pest Control, we've had a lot of questions over the years about mosquitoes, their bites, and what to do about them. We have been proud to serve our community with great solutions and outstanding treatments for many years, and are always happy to answer questions to the very best of our ability. Now that the summer season is back in full swing, we wanted to answer all of your pressing mosquito questions before populations spread too thickly. 

Strap in, sit back, and learn all there is to know about the most common questions about mosquitoes in Denver, Colorado!

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite You?

If you are bitten by a mosquito, keep in mind that it was nothing personal and just business – literally! 
Only female mosquitoes are capable of biting humans and drinking their blood. This is done primarily for the nutrients found in our bloodstreams, as well as the fertilizing properties that blood carries in their bodies. Once a mosquito feeds, it will be able to lay a clutch of fertilized eggs and carry on with building the next generation.

Is It Bad If A Mosquito Bites You?

Would you believe us if we told you that mosquitoes are considered to be the most dangerous animal on earth? It's true! When female mosquitoes feed, there is an inherent risk of disease transfer, parasite breeding, and allergic reaction. Some bites may cause harmful allergies in children and young people, and require hospitalization in the case of anaphylactic shock.

How Many Times Will One Mosquito Bite You?

Mosquitoes do not have a limit for the number of times they can bite a person. The female mosquito will simply continue to feed until she has filled herself completely. This is one of the reasons why this pest is so dangerous to at-risk populations or those with medical concerns.

Can A Mosquito Bite Through Clothing?

The good news is that mosquitoes can’t bite through most forms of thick clothing. The bad news is that they can and will bite through any fabric that allows them to do so.

Leggings, tight-fitting socks, and even close-fitting athletic t-shirts may be thin enough to allow mosquito proboscises to whittle their way to your skin. This is one of the reasons why it is so imperative to wear long-sleeved and thick-bodied clothing when in areas with mosquito activity. Wear some type of mosquito repellent on your clothing, and tuck your pant legs into your socks for additional levels of protection.  

What Smells Do Mosquitoes Hate?

Repelling mosquitoes with strong scents has been a recent internet trend, with varying degrees of success. On the one hand, some types of scents and essential oils can readily reduce mosquito activity in a certain area. On the other hand, it is important to remember that mosquito infestations cannot be completely removed without the help of a professional-grade treatment system. The most successful mosquito abatement scents include citronella, cedarwood, peppermint, and vinegar sprays.

How Do I Stop Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes?

There are a number of techniques you can take today that may help reduce or eliminate your risks for mosquito bites, including personal prevention, lawn maintenance, and professional elimination through a company such as White Knight Pest Control.

The White Knight Pest Control mosquito control program may be exactly what you need to protect your home or business from reoccurring populations of mosquitoes. To learn more or to begin mosquito treatments as soon as possible, please contact the Denver team of White Knight Pest Control at your earliest convenience.