Mosquitoes

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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.

So here are some signs that show you that 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 and also the edge of slow moving water as well

When should you be worried?

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

So how do you decide that it is time to call for professional mosquito controller?

  1. When mosquito borne diseases like dengue are spiking significantly in your area.
  2. Someone in your neighbourhood has contracted dengue.
  3. During rainy season as the conditions are perfect for mosquito breeding.