You might be thinking that because it’s not Summer anymore, that you’re free to stop thinking about mosquitos. Well, you might want to retract that thought because you still have to think about mosquitos even in the winter.
The initial thought is one that many people have all the time, and that is because they associate mosquitos with heat. The reality is that they are almost always around. Though they are not as active in the wintertime, you still want to make sure that you do your best to keep them away. And you want to protect yourself from getting bites.
Don’t fall victim to this thought, and do what you can to keep mosquitos away. At Texas Mosquito System, we specialize in various mosquito repellent systems. The system that we use and are known for is what we have perfected. We also give businesses and residents advice on what they can do to protect themselves from mosquitos every time of the year.
It’s essential to keep in mind all the tips you’ve heard about keeping mosquitos away before. That is because you will still use a lot of those tips in the winter as well. It’s always a great idea to prepare for them just in case they do find their way to your area.
Mosquitos are cold-blooded animals, so they don’t necessarily like the cold. So, in colder parts of the county, they might hibernate, or if temperatures are very low, they’ll lay eggs in frozen water and die. But the reality is that in most parts of Texas, we don’t get very low temperatures during the winter.
This means that they are still out and about, ready to cause havoc. Read further to view tips on how you can protect yourself from mosquitos during the winter.
How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes During Wintertime
Being cautious in the winter especially in Texas is something that you must do. Don’t ever think to let your guard down. Think about all the simple tips from the spring and summer that are given and implement many of those same tips.
- Get Rid of Standing Water: You might have heard this phrase a million times, but it is the truth. If your home or business has any kind of standing water around it, this is something that you want to get rid of as soon as possible. Female mosquitos like to lay their eggs in water; this is part of their cycle. With that being said, if you decide to leave standing water alone, you’ll be essentially breeding more mosquitos. So, the moment you notice any standing water, make sure to remove it.
- Dress to Protect: You might have heard the term dress to impress, but you should add the phrase dress to protect with it. During the winter, it’s already a little cold. So you may be wearing long sleeves already. This is a great way to protect your skin from mosquito bites. If your skin is not exposed, there is no way for them to get to you. In addition, it’s even better to wear clothes that are not too tight, because they can still bite through those as well. Also, know that they like floral-smelling or fancy lotions and scents. It’s good to keep this in mind if you have an outdoor holiday party soon.
- Use Mosquito Repellent: If you know that you’re going to be outside for any kind of event, it would be smart to use mosquito repellent. It is possible that in the space you’re going to be in that there may be mosquitos. So, if you’re unfamiliar with the space you’re in, the best decision is to take extra precautions. For those allergic to store-bought repellent, know that there are many natural mosquito repellents.
Extra Mosquito Protection
If you’re thinking about getting extra mosquito protection, you can get a mosquito repellent spraying system installed around your home or business. This is what we are known for at Texan Mosquito Systems. We’ll have our team come in and install this around your space, and this way, you have extra protection against those pesky mosquitos. Contact us today to get this service.