What Smells Do Mosquitoes In Streator Absolutely Hate?

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How often do you stop to think about mosquitoes? Whenever one bites you? Every time you find an itchy bump on your skin? Perhaps you were just sitting on your couch when these pests came to mind. Whatever it is that brought you here today, we are happy you came.

We are mostly happy because we have some helpful information that is sure to help you keep dangerous mosquitoes off your Streator property, including what smells these pests hate. Are you curious to learn more? Here is everything you should know about mosquito control around Streator.

The Types Of Mosquitoes That Live In Streator

You may not know this, but multiple species of mosquitoes live here in Streator. The two most common to our area are the Culex and house mosquitoes. These two pests do not migrate long distances and densely populate areas that are wet, such as marshland and swamps.

Contrary to popular belief, only female mosquitoes drink blood, doing so to provide nutrients for their eggs. Despite being flying pests, mosquitoes lay their eggs inside bodies of still water. If your property or items around your property collect water regularly, you will be more likely to have trouble with mosquitoes.

The Dangers Of Mosquitoes

Have you ever heard the term “blood-borne?” It is most often used to describe a disease that is spread through blood transfusion. Because female mosquitoes drink blood from many different individuals in a day, they regularly pick up and transmit blood-borne diseases. This is particularly problematic in third world countries, where access to quality health care is limited, and disease runs rampant throughout communities. Here in the states, mosquito-spread diseases are much easier to find treatment for and are therefore spread less commonly. However, this does not mean that you cannot get sick from a mosquito bite. Here are just a few sicknesses these pests spread around the United States:

  • West Nile virus

  • Encephalitis

  • Zika virus

  • Malaria

  • Dengue fever

  • Chikungunya

  • Dog heartworm

Smells Mosquitoes Hate

There are a few ways to prevent mosquitoes around your property, but one way many homeowners choose to use is scent-based deterrents. But which scents work, and which don’t? Most popular amongst many homeowners is the use of essential oils, as they do not contain chemicals and are harmless to humans and pets. If you choose to go with this approach around your property we recommend trying lavender, cinnamon, lemon eucalyptus, thyme, or citronella. Other smells mosquitoes dislike include basil, peppermint, garlic, rosemary, and lemongrass. One thing to keep in mind with scent-based deterrents is that they work best indoors or when applied to your person. If you are trying to keep mosquitoes off your property, it is best to eliminate them at their source, and this is best done with a professional pest control provider.

How Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators Eliminate Mosquitoes

At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, we prefer to give our customers options when dealing with pests. We also understand how dangerous mosquitoes can be, which is why we always recommend taking extra precautions to keep these pests off your property. If you are looking for a reliable way to deter mosquitoes year-round, let our team help. We will send one of our highly trained pest technicians your way ASAP and treat your lawn so existing and future mosquitoes won't be able to cause you trouble.

If you are looking for a one-time service visit to protect an outdoor gathering from mosquitoes, we offer that as well. Contact us today to discuss your options and find a solution that best solves your pest problems.

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