Tips To Avoid Bites From Pests Like Mosquitoes & Bed Bugs

All insects have their place in the world.  There are vast uninhabited forests and deserts, so why do they insist on invading our beds and backyards? The answer is simple, our blood.  There is nothing more annoying than uninvited mosquitoes dropping by for a bite to eat during a family barbeque and certainly nothing causes more stress than waking up after to find you have been the main course for blood-sucking bed bugs. EnviroPest, a longtime Colorado pest control company, would like to offer homeowners some helpful tips to prevent bites from bed bugs and mosquitoes.

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Prevent Mosquito Bites

For centuries people have tried and failed to come up with a solution to prevent mosquito bites .   These backyard pests are incredibly hungry and there isn’t much that can stop them, but there are a few basic and fairly effective things, which don’t involve mass quantities of garlic and standing on your head that homeowners can do to help prevent bites:

  • Try to remain indoors during peak mosquito hours, dawn, dusk and early evening
  • Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Make sure your clothes fit loosely
  • Wear light colored clothing, dark colors attract heat and therefore mosquitoes
  • Always apply an insect repellent to your clothes

Prevent Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs, once thought to be a pest of the past, are back and rapidly infesting homes as well as a number of commercial facilities, including hotels, motels, hospitals and movie theaters. These pests are extremely hard to eliminate once introduced into your home or business.  The best way to avoid bed bug bites is being proactive and you can do that by:

  • Purchasing a mattress encasement to keep any existing bed bugs locked in
  • Covering up as much as possible by wearing pajamas that cover up as much skin as possible
  • Keeping floors and rooms clear of clutter; bed bugs are excellent at hiding and they love messes
  • Placing your bed on risers; the higher off the floor the harder it is for bed bugs to reach you

Inspecting used furniture and clothing for bed bugs BEFORE you bring it home or simply don’t introduce secondhand items into your space
At EnviroPest we offer effective pest solutions for biting insects in Loveland, Fort Collins, and throughout our Colorado service area and are ready to help you reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard  as well as provide relief from bed bugs.  Please contact us today for more information.

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