Mosquitoes were previously associated with tropical climates like that of Africa, but an increase in global warming has made their presence much more common in the UK.
There are over 30 types of native mosquitoes here in the UK and year on year, their numbers are increasing.
Why do mosquitoes bite more people than others?
Science is still ongoing as to why some people are plagued by bites but others escape unscathed. There are however, a number of theories that could explain this strange occurrence.
A major reason for this is thought to be our blood type. Mosquitoes tend to be attracted to people with the blood type “O” so if you are of this blood type, you could be at a disadvantage when it comes to being bitten.
Like lots of other pests, mosquitoes are drawn to the carbon dioxide that we exhale. The more a person exhales, the more likely they are to be bitten. A larger person is also at greater risk as they breathe out more Co2 in comparisin to a smaller framed person.
IF ALL ELSE FAILS, PESTCURE LTD CAN HELP YOU TO GET RID OF MOSQUITOES. OUR TRAINED TECHNICIANS ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN THEIR FIELD AND ARE FULLY REGISTERED TO BPCA STANDARDS, WHICH IS THE UK’S PEST CONTROL OFFICIAL REQUIREMENTS.
How and when do mosquitoes breed?
Mosquitos tend to surface between April and October if the weather conditions are favorable. Females can lay upto 200 eggs that are black and look like poppy seeds. They need stagnant water in order to breed and you may find eggs in guttering, at the side of ponds or in water features. Living by a lake or river could also draw mosquitoes near to your home.
What do I do if I am bitten by a mosquito?
The itchiness that follows a bite is the main reason people find them so uncomfortable. It is our body reacting to the insect’s saliva and naturally the reaction varies according to the individual.
If you are bitten, you should:
1) Clean the bite to destroy any germs that may be present using soap and water.
2) Once the wound is clean, check if a stinger has been left in the skin. If it has, gently try to remove it with sterile tweezers and clean with an alcohol wipe after.
3) Use a cold compress to bring down any swelling that is present.
4) Avoid scratching the affected area as you risk the bite becoming infected.
The above information is intended as a general guide and should in no way take the place of professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you are unsure.
How Would You Get Rid of Mosquitos in my Property?
Our BPCA certified technician would survey your home and confirm that there is an active mosquito infestation. Through careful inspection, they would proceed to identify likely harbourage areas and would also undertake a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002) and risk assessment.
STEP 2: Treatment
The identified areas would be sprayed with professional strength insecticide that targets adult mosquitoes and pupae. A Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis solution may also be applied to areas of standing water to also target feeding larvae.
STEP 3: Further Treatment
If deemed necessary, step 2 would be repeated.
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Unfortunately my issue with Mice in my flat was not resolved. James told me I had a “mild infestation” which I assumed would have been easy for a professional to deal with.Unfortunately, a bit more than a month after James’s initial visit, we still see mice in the flat.James was professional and explained that that there are holes in my walls which are large and difficult to reach which I understand and appreciate. Additionally, James was very responsive and came out to the flat a number of times to investigate the situation which is highly appreciated.However, I hired Pestcure to help me sort out an issue, paid their fee, but after a number of visits the issue continues to persist.Response to reply: I don’t understand why this is so disappointing to you. Imagine my disappointment then when I still see rodents in my flat after I paid your fee. I did mention that I appreciate the fact that you came out multiple times and I did mention that James tried his best. Also the claim that I did not close the holes is ridiculous and undermines your response. This is because I could not close the holes while James had traps and other rodenticides down there. I had to wait until James’s last visit before I took action with another professional.
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Fantastic experience, James is v knowledgeable and has all the lot needed to remove any issues. Thinks about the client and is reasonably priced unlike other big big competitors who I feel don't have the same skill set. Would definitely re use although I'm hoping I won't need to!So my original review above was last year's issue, this year I had a larger rodent problem, called out James and yet again he's resolved the issue.Issues arose due to rodents living under an outbuilding. James' initial reaction was that it was a drainage issue. He was so thorough, put 2 x cameras down below the outbuilding, removed the decking himself and refused to leave the issue until it was resolved. He came out for 5 visits and after activity seen on camera for over 5 weeks, I've now been 11 days without an issue. This chap is the best in the business full stop, he's fitted drain valves (to stop the rat issue) and persistent rodent bait to eliminate the issue. If the issue comes back I know who to call, but I am at ease now because he has solved the source of the problem and has guided me on how to prevent it in the future. Absolutely brilliant experience and 5 stars really doesn't do his service justice.
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