I suppose that if you are looking for the best way to avoid mosquitoes, you could always move to Antarctica; or perhaps you could purchase a huge bubble to place around your home and always stay inside of it. Perhaps you could just live inside mosquito netting forever. A bit silly, I know. But, truly, in order to maintain a normal life, we must figure out ways to exist with mosquitoes without falling victim to their bites.

One of the best ways that we manage to remain active outdoors and avoid mosquitoes is with a proper repellent. There are so many out there that it is hard to determine which one is actually the best. There are some that are actually skin moisturizing products that have been found to be displeasing to mosquitoes; and, to some degree, they do help to ward off the majority of these biting insects for a short time. There are several ‘natural’ products containing lemon eucalyptus that claim to be effective against these pesky creatures, and there are even sonar units you can buy to help ward off these little beasts. However, according to Consumer Reports the most effective products to ward off mosquitoes contain 20% Picaridin or 25% DEET; and these are only effective for a maximum of 8 hours!

It is a real problem for us today to figure out the best way to reduce the bite of a mosquito. With the ever increasing list of diseases that these insects carry and spread, the danger of a mosquito bite is very real and, increasingly, a very serious threat to the health and safety of all of us. Unfortunately, there is not any one ‘quick fix’ to this very serious problem. The best and most effective way to reduce your encounter with the mosquito world is to use professional abatement services and a repellent that contains at least 25% DEET.

When you partner with a professional like ChemTec for mosquito abatement services you can rest assured that the mosquito population on your property will be greatly reduced. ChemTec will treat all resting and breeding areas on your property to limit the ability of the mosquito larvae to develop into a menacing adult. This is a huge asset in our fight against mosquitoes and the diseases they spread. Fewer mosquitoes automatically means fewer mosquito bites. That is really good news. ChemTec’s abatement services also target ticks which is a win/win for any homeowner.

Whether you are interested in a one-time treatment before a special outdoor event, or seasonal service to keep mosquitoes at bay throughout their entire active season, give ChemTec a call. We love helping you stay pest free and free from the diseases that pests spread one yard at a time.