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Mosquito Bite Prevention: Avoid Wearing Your Clemson and NC State Gear

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

You can always pick them out of a crowd. Whether sporting the Red and White of North Carolina State or Clemson Orange, a tried-and-true fan can be easily spotted when they wear their favorite jerseys. But have you ever noticed mosquitoes seem to zero in on you when you wear your sportswear? Mosquitoes have preferred colors, so you’ll need extra mosquito bite prevention if you want to keep sporting your favorites.

Mosquito Bite Prevention and Knowing What Attracts Mosquitoes

So, what do mosquito bite prevention and wearing your team’s colors have to do with one another? According to a new study from the University of Washington, mosquitoes tend to fly towards specific colors while avoiding others. The colors that tend to get the mosquitoes’ attention are red, orange, and black. Sorry, North Carolina State and Clemson, you’ll have to hang up those jerseys or be a mosquito magnet. Colors often ignored by mosquitoes were greens, purples, blues, and white.

What Can You Do to Fight the Bite?

Outdoor bird bathIf you don’t want to let your college gear get dusty with disuse, you’ll want to know how to get rid of those pests for the season. The first step in mosquito bite prevention is to clean up your property to get rid of any place where mosquitoes might be lurking. By utilizing the 7 T’s of Mosquito Control by Mosquito Squad, you’ll be able to decrease the areas mosquitoes might use to breed and infest your property. The 7 T’s include:

  • Tip anything that can collect water.
  • Toss any yard waste that you have piling up around your property.
  • Turn over large items that aren’t being used, like birdbaths, plastic tubs, or large toys.
  • Remove Tarps that are not taut, such as over firewood piles or boats.
  • Take Care of your property, like cleaning out gutters and that downspouts are properly attached.
  • Team Up with neighbors to help decrease places that mosquitoes like to frequent.
  • Treat your home and yard with proper mosquito treatments.

For this last step, treat, you can rely on the Mosquito Squad of Greenville for all of your mosquito control needs. Our traditional mosquito barrier treatment is a long-term solution that will last up to 21 days while killing or repelling up to 90% of mosquitoes on contact. Don’t trust the gimmicks like electric “zappers” or live with the smell of citronella constantly. Call the experts today.

Do you want to avoid mosquito bites and still wear your favorite team’s gear? Mosquito Squad of Greenville can help. Even though wearing those colors may attract these little buggers, we have some great mosquito prevention treatments for your yard. You can follow the 7 T’s of Mosquito Control to reduce the breeding areas in your yard. Contact us online or call us today at (864) 362-2013 for a free quote.