Are you fed up with the mosquitos in Raleigh? It can seem like every time you step outside a pesky mosquito is waiting to bite you. If you are tired of being chased out of your own backyard by these blood-suckers, give Clegg’s a call today. For over 50 years, our team has helped our friends and neighbors in North Carolina with effective mosquito extermination services.
A mosquito infection can be a nightmare for homeowners; the insect takes away people’s ability to go enjoy outdoor activities such as grilling out and doing yard work. Mosquitos naturally thrive in the warm and humid climate here in North Carolina; it is not uncommon for homeowners in this area to experience an infestation. Additionally, rain and flooding can bring a surge of mosquitoes to your area. Many parts of Raleigh and the Triangle of North Carolina often experience an increased mosquito population after large storms. Another reason to dread the hurricanes in North Carolina (not to be confused with the Carolina Hurricanes in PNC Arena who we cheer on every year).
Where do mosquitoes go in the winter?
Given that mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects, they generally are not around when the weather turns cold. Depending on the species, mosquitoes either go into hibernation or die after producing offspring in eggs designed to withstand the winter. As a general rule of thumb, mosquitoes become inactive when the weather in North Carolina drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They become active again after the winter months; when the temperature rises above this mark.
Where do mosquitoes live?
Mosquitoes require a moist place to survive. For this reason, mosquitoes are most commonly found around bodies of water such as lakes, ponds, or even puddles. Properties in Raleigh that are near to one of these bodies of water are considered “at risk” of a mosquito infestation. A creek that runs through your back yard, or even just an area of your yard that collects standing water, is an invitation for mosquitoes to come enjoy a stable life on your property.
How do you get rid of mosquito bites?
Nothing is more irritating than a bad mosquito bite. There are steps you can take to ensure that mosquito bites go away quickly. First off, minimize the scratching and itching at the site of the bite. Your body naturally encourages you to scratch the site to try and rid foreign intrusions the mosquito left behind. However, doing so will only irritate the site further and cause a delay in the healing process. By washing thoroughly with soap and water, the area of the bite should dry out and reduce irritation and swelling. A cold press or anti-itch cream can also help reduce irritation around the bite and ensure it heals as quickly as possible.
We are Raleigh’s trusted source for mosquito extermination and control!
If you are ready to finally rid your backyard of mosquitoes, give Clegg’s Pest Control a call today at (888) MRCLEGG. While calling North Carolina home, we have served the people of the Triangle for decades, treated more homes than you can count, and have earned a hard-working reputation along the way.