How To Stop Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes In Jupiter
August 22, 2022
Mosquitoes are a fact of life in Florida, but constantly getting bitten by mosquitoes in the comfort of your own home and yard shouldn’t be. Have you ever planned a lovely outdoor dinner only to have to go inside within ten minutes because of a bunch of pesky bugs?
I have too many memories of that happening. All along, I had no idea that you could even control mosquitoes in your backyard.
I also didn’t know there are so many ways to treat your mosquito bites besides itching them! Ironic, since itching makes mosquito bites worse, but I’m sure you know what I mean if you’re from Florida.
If you wanna know the secrets, I’ll fill you in. There are tons of ways to stop getting bitten by the mosquitoes in Jupiter, there are also lots of ways to soothe mosquito bites.
After you read this you should take a family trip to the Jupiter Lighthouse or a baseball game at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium! Just make sure you apply mosquito repellant first.
Why Do I Get So Many Mosquito Bites?
Mosquitoes are biting you (or not biting you) for a reason. First of all, only female mosquitoes bite.
So, you may get bitten more or less depending on how many female or male mosquitoes are out.
It’s also important to understand peak mosquito times. Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so if you run at the crack of dawn every morning or like to eat dinner outside while watching the sunset, that may be a big reason you’re getting bitten by so many mosquitoes.
And BTW - mosquitoes are also drawn to movement and carbon dioxide. So running outside as the sun rises is a triple chance you’ll be a lovely feast for the ‘skeets.
Finally, one of the biggest factors that attract mosquitoes is water.
Rain = more mosquitoes
Beaches = more mosquitoes
Lakes = more mosquitoes
Rain + beaches + lakes = lots and lots and LOTS of mosquitoes!
Living in Florida means they’re everywhere, and Jupiter specifically is prime mosquito territory. Every time it rains, water will pool in all the little spots in your backyard: Things like dips in the ground, toys, flower pots, buckets, and bricks can all catch rainwater and attract mosquitoes.
And there’s a reason why they like water so much, and not just because it’s refreshing!
Why Does Water Attract Mosquitoes?
Water attracts mosquitoes because that’s where they breed. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, and after they hatch, the baby mosquitoes spend the larvae stage of their lives in the water.
So, every time it rains, there’s a good chance that mosquitoes will be flooding your backyard for places to lay their eggs.
That’s why it’s important to drain standing water in your backyard to reduce mosquitoes.
How To Reduce Standing Water in Your Yard
- Clean your gutters: If they’re not draining properly, they might be clogged with debris
- Bring containers like buckets and flower pots inside
- Water your lawn less: Only do this if it’s raining regularly or if you can honestly admit you over-water your lawn.
- Change the water in your bird bath regularly.
The goal is to do these things consistently so the mosquitoes are gone for good. That’s why it’s also important to consider hiring a pest control company to help reduce mosquitoes in your yard.
Native Pest Management uses a combination of methods to control mosquitoes in Jupiter.
First, we use monthly backpack misting to directly go after the mosquitoes and their harborage areas. Next, we apply biological larvicides to areas of standing water in your yard to reduce breeding.
Within a few months, you’ll be getting far fewer mosquito bites in your yard. And if you tell your neighbors about us, eventually you might have a mosquito free neighborhood and won’t get bitten on your morning run!
We actually have a referral deal - For each person you refer, if they purchase a service with us and mention your name, you’ll get a $50 credit added to your account!
So, get the neighbors in the game and tell them all about our annual mosquito control plans. Any questions? Give us a call and we’ll give you a free quote.
5 Easy Ways To Soothe Mosquito Bites
Now, you may be in a situation where the damage is done, you went outside for a drink with your spouse to watch the sunset and now you’re covered in mosquito bites.
Itchy, itchy, itchy! It’s almost unbearable. How do you get mosquito bites to stop itching?
Well, we have some tips for you! From using honey to rubbing alcohol, there are all kinds of ways to treat mosquito bites.
Tip #1: Aloe vera
Aloe vera is a lifesaver not just for sunburns, but also for bug bites. The function of aloe on your mosquito bites is to cool down your skin and reduce itching.
Tip #2: Ice pack
Just like aloe vera, putting ice on your mosquito bites can help cool them down - and will cool them down even quicker. Ice numbs your skin, taking away the itchy feeling while reducing inflammation.
You can stop a potential infection from mosquito bites with ice while getting that feeling of relief - but there is a line. If your mosquito bite is already infected, you might want to seek medical attention.
Signs you should call a doctor for your mosquito bites:
- Swollen lymph nodes on your neck
- Fast-spreading redness around the mosquito bite
- Red streaks that extend past the bite
- The infected area feels warm to the touch
- A fever
Usually, mosquito bites don’t get to that point and redness is normal, but when the redness covers a large area, that’s when it’s an issue.
But in general, mosquito bites aren’t a worry, so just ice them and you shouldbe A-Okay!
Tip #3: Apply honey
Honey is a great natural healing property for preventing infection and reducing inflammation. In fact, it’s known as the best home remedy for mosquito bites.
Just make sure you wash the honey off before you go outside! You could attract insects like ants, wasps, or other common pests in Jupiter.
And maybe try to stay away from pets, unless you want some extra love from them when they realize you’re covered in honey!
Tip #4: Take an oatmeal bath
Using oatmeal on mosquito bites sounds strange, I totally get it, but it really helps.
Oatmeal has anti-irritation compounds that help itching, irritation, and inflammation go down.
Just remember your oatmeal to water ratio! 1 cup of water for every ½ cup of oats or you will be hunted down.
Tip #5: Use a hydrocortisone cream
Putting hydrocortisone cream on mosquito bites can really help with itching, swelling, and general discomfort. Easy peasy!
Are Mosquito Bites Dangerous?
While mosquito bites can be irritable, even the itchiest mosquito bites are nothing to worry about. Sure, it is possible to get a mosquito-borne illness like the West Nile Virus, Zika, or dengue, but that is unlikely in Florida.
A mosquito “bite” isn’t a bite in the traditional sense. Basically, mosquitoes inject some of their saliva to suck out the blood.
Humans are allergic to mosquito saliva, and that’s why we get a reaction. So like I explained above, if you experience any weird symptoms like red streaks extending beyond the bite, swollen lymph nodes, or chills, that’s when you want to talk to your doctor.
This doesn’t mean you have a serious illness like malaria, but it could mean you have something called “skeeter syndrome,” which happens when you have an extra strong reaction to a mosquito bite.
Best Ways To Prevent Mosquito Bites
- Wear light-colored clothes
- Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs
- Avoid perfumes with strong, floral fragrances
- Stay inside during dusk and dawn
- Apply an approved mosquito repellent
- Avoid areas that are wet & swampy
You can definitely calm down the mosquito bites, but an even better goal is to calm down the mosquitoes. Read on to find out the fastest way to get rid of mosquitoes in Jupiter.
Mosquito Control In Jupiter
You don’t have to spend your summer treating mosquito bites. You can let Native Pest Management deal with your mosquito problems so you can sit back and relax.
Our pet friendly mosquito control services can markedly cut the number of mosquitoes pestering you. Our treatment is not a one-and-done affair. We want you to stay protected year-round. Our monthly mosquito fogging and traps work for up to 30 days.
We also administer a larvicide application and an insect growth regulator/insecticide mixture. We offer a guarantee that includes free follow-up treatments if they are necessary between regular services.
Our reputation for extensive pet friendly pest control has been growing since 2015. In that time, we’ve developed the best mosquito control in Jupiter for your family, pets, and home.
Year-round pest control is essential. Whether you spend your summer inside with cold air conditioning or at the beach, you need award-winning pest control. Our pest control services in Jupiter include:
- Preventative Pest Control
- Preventative Termite Control
- Residential Pest Control
- Commercial Pest Control
- Ant Control
- Termite Control (tent fumigation, no tent termite control, and termite bait stations)
- Cockroach Control
- Spider Control
- Rodent Control
- Mosquito Control
- Millipede Control
- Whitefly Control
- ??Flea Control
- Silverfish Control
- Pantry Pests Control
- Tick Control
- Weed Control
- Palm Tree Care
- Palm Tree Pest Control
If you have questions about any of our pest control services, just give us a call!
Our home and commercial pest control services are available anywhere in Jupiter, whether you live in Indian Creek, Egret Landing, Ocean Parks, or any other neighborhood in the area.
And these services aren’t limited to Jupiter. Our service areas in South Florida range from Vero Beach down to Miami. We also recently started servicing in Tallahassee. Our comprehensive pest control is especially known in West Palm Beach, Miami, Port St. Lucie, and Fort Lauderdale.
If you’re not sure you’re in a service area, give us a call or visit our service area page!
You can also tell Siri “mosquito control near me” or “local mosquito control in Jupiter” and she’ll point you in the right direction.
We’re proud of our mosquito control services, and we want to help you control the mosquitoes in your yard. Mosquito bites are no fun, so by reducing the mosquito population, you’ll find that you can relax outdoors again.
And that’s exactly what our goal is - to help you relax. We know how pests can take away your peace of mind, and we want to help you get it back. It’s both our job and our joy!
If you want to learn more about our mosquito control services, call us today!