If you live in New Jersey, then you know that mosquitoes can be a real pain in the neck during the summer time. In fact, they can be so bad that they become a pain in the leg, the side, the arm, the feet…and pretty much anywhere else those sneaky little biters choose to pierce your skin. But don’t worry because there are several very good ways you can reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes this summer.
Did you know that mosquitoes are actually the most deadly creatures on earth? They may carry any number of deadly diseases including West Nile, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis and of course Zika virus. Did you know that mosquitoes can only fly at speeds between 1 and 1.5 miles per hour? How about the fact that all mosquitoes require water to breed? And two more things, an adult mosquito may live up to six months, and they can detect carbon dioxide from 75 feet away! Keep these facts in mind as we explore the ways you can reduce the mosquito population on your property, and your chances of being bitten, this summer.