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Signs of Mosquito Infestation

Mosquitoes can make our life really unpleasant. It can be troublesome to constantly track down their high-pitched buzz. And when you have found the culprit there always seems to be another one waiting in the wings.

In some countries, mosquitoes are considered harmless as they carry no significant diseases besides causing itchy sensation from their bite. But in tropical countries like Malaysia, mosquito infestation can become a serious matter when they spread mosquito borne diseases through that one nasty bite. 

Here are some signs whether your premises have been invaded by mosquitoes:

  1. Mosquitoes often make that annoying high pitched buzzing sound.
  2. Bites are an obvious giveaway, ranging from mildly irritating to intensely inflamed with swelling. Only the female mosquito bites humans, the males feed off nectar and other sweet things.
  3. The adults are attracted to standing water including water trays from house plants and water bowls, where they lay their eggs.
  4. You might spot them lingering in dim and shady areas.
  5. Mosquito larvae in stagnant water.

Why do Mosquito Bite?

Both male and female mosquitoes feed mainly on fruit and plant nectar, but female mosquitoes feed on blood as she needs the protein to help her eggs develop. A mosquito bite is not usually painful, but the itchiness that follows a bite can cause some discomfort.++

How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

Are you sick and tired of being bothered by annoying mosquitoes when you are enjoying your outdoor activities? Here are some simple steps that can help to reduce your chances of getting bitten.

  • Avoid dark colours - Dark coloured clothing or usage of strong scents such as perfumes and deodorants are prone to attract insects.

  • Reduce exposed skin - Wear long sleeves, trousers, footwear and hats.

  • Avoid areas with water - Keep clear of slow moving or still water because mosquitoes usually breed on stagnant water.

  • Tuck trousers into socks - When hiking through bush or rough grass and avoid brushing through long grass or bushes.

Need professional treatment for mosquitoes?

Need professional treatment for mosquitoes? Call the experts at Rentokil to find out more about our solutions at 1300 882 911 for your business or 1300 881 911 if it’s your home.

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