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4 Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know

    they only need a little standing water to breed

    4 Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know
    Mosquitoes can lay eggs in stagnant water that you find in a bottle cap, the Environmental Protection Agency reports. EpA recommends emptying and cleaning, spilling, covering or throwing anything containing water, such as decks, buckets, pots, toys, swimming pools, bird baths, pots and pans. Flowers or garbage cans. Water is also a source of food while the mosquitoes are in Mosquitoes live off the many types of particles suspended in the water, and it's worth it: you need to know 12 mosquito-borne diseases.

    You can keep him out of your home

    4 Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know
    Control mosquitoes inside your home by installing proper-fitting window and door screens. Repair tears and holes immediately. Look out for cracks in windowsills and under doors. Since mosquitoes love heat, keep the air conditioning running when possible, according to the CDC. A fan that creates a breeze will also annoy and deter the blood-sucking weak fliers while keeping you comfy and cool.

    Mosquitoes hate smoke

    4 Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know
    Mosquitoes are unlikely to join your s’mores party around the fire pit or campfire sing-alongs—the smoke smothers their senses making it difficult for them to find you. The experts at Gardentherapy.com suggest throwing in some herb branches to increase the effect: They recommend lavender, mint, lemon balm, sage, and citronella. Be sure not to fall for these myths about mosquito control.

    they prefer type O blood

    4 Things Mosquitoes Don’t Want You To Know
    "Your attraction to mosquitoes is at least partially genetic," said Joseph Conlon, technical adviser to the American Mosquito Control Association. Some of the bacteria that your skin produces when you sweat may be especially attractive to mosquitoes as well as your blood type. A 2004 study by the Institute of Pest Control Technology found that mosquitoes were more attracted to O-type blood.

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