Why eliminate Mosquitos—besides the obvious?

We can all relate to biting mosquitos at sunset—slapping your arms or legs or back of the neck with a surprise sting. Mosquitos are predictably irritating and the cheap solutions you find at grocery stores or big box retailers don’t always work as effectively was we might hope. There’s more to eliminating these bothersome bugs than just their bite. And it might not come as a surprise to you:

Gambez eliminates mosquitos safely

From the CDC:

Some mosquitoes are harmful and can spread viruses like West Nile, dengue, Zika, and parasites like malaria. Other mosquitoes bother people and are considered “nuisance” mosquitoes. Nuisance mosquitoes bite people, but don’t spread germs. Of the over 200 types of mosquitoes in the United States and US territories, about 12 types spread germs.

Local government departments and mosquito control professionals track the numbers and types of mosquitoes in an area and the germs they may be spreading. When infected adult mosquitoes are spreading germs to people, acting quickly can stop further spread and prevent people from getting sick. Professionals share prevention information with the public and use multiple methods at the same time to kill mosquito larvae and adult mosquitoes.

And some tips that are good reminders for Mosquito control outside, also from the CDC: 

Remove Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Lay Eggs

  • Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Mosquitoes lay eggs near water.
  • Tightly cover water storage containers (buckets, cisterns, rain barrels) so mosquitoes cannot get inside to lay eggs.
  • For containers without lids, use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
  • Fill tree holes to prevent them from filling with water.
  • If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.

Reference for more: https://www.cdc.gov/mosquitoes/index.html