Mosquito Bites

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Dealing With Mosquito Bites

Today’s topic will be dealing with mosquito bites and how to stop the itching.

Summertime is mosquito season in the 93308, 93312, and 93314 zip codes and you have to be prepared if you want to weather the storm. I don’t know if you’re aware of this but when a mosquito bites you they use protein in your blood to grow more eggs and the reason you get bumps is a direct result of your immune system fighting the bites. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer plans in the 93308, 93312, and 93314 zip codes, be prepared and know how to treat mosquito bites fast and stop the itching before they spread!

First let’s look at a few of the symptoms to determine if you’ve been bitten by a mosquito.  Number 1, look for a red bump that itches, number 2, look for swelling, and number 3, look for redness around the bite.

Very important, if you start feeling aches and pains, nausea, or if you have trouble breathing contact a health professional immediately as you could be having a dangerous allergic reaction.

The first thing you want to focus on after discovering that you’ve been bitten by a mosquito is to clean the wound with soap and water to prevent further infection, you can do this intermediately for best results. Also aloe over the counter ointments are a big help and can stop the spreading of the infection in its tracks,  we also recommend Benadryl as a good remedy to treat mosquito bites. If the infection starts to spread please see a health professional at once because you may need antibiotics.

Now let’s focus on how to prevent mosquito bites. Although they may seem harmless mosquito bites can transfer serious diseases such as the West Nile Virus! So please take heed to our suggestions at once, insect repellent is a huge preventative measure that we recommend, make sure the repellent has at least 20% DEET, also be careful of standing water around your home because this is where mosquitos breed and infestation occurs. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos and is to be avoided at all costs. Also another deterrent is to not wear sweet smelling perfumes or colognes! These have been known to attract mosquitoes as well and if you continue to have problems on your property please contact us immediately and we will treat your property and provide you with a safe and clean environment all summer long.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions concerning mosquitos or any other pests in the Central Valley. PESTX has been helping Kern County residents and business’s with their Bakersfield Pest Control needs for over 30 years!

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