From spring through summer residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are treated to a special time full of color and wonder. For those who live in the foothills and western parts of the It is a season for experiencing the great outdoors. From the Virginia Creeper Trail and New River Trail in southwest Virginia to Stone Mountain State Park and the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, there are many areas to explore. It is also the season for grilling, eating outside, or picnicking along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our region also has numerous waterfalls and swimming holes, or you can grab a kayak or tube and float down the river.
It is almost as if there is no reason to stay inside this time of year. However, there are a few things that make this place less than perfect, including mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are common in the Carolinas in Virginia and throughout the South. They are one of the most hated pests in the world. Their bite is worse than their bark, sucking your blood and leaving behind itchy sore red spots. They are not just aggravating, however, mosquitoes can spread ad sickness and disease.
The word “mosquito” is the Spanish word for “little fly”. However, as annoying as a little fly might be, a mosquito can do immeasurably more damage. They begin their lives as eggs and larva living on the surface of the water and feeding on algae and other organic material until eventually they grow and terrorize us. Adult female mosquitos have tubes for mouths used to feed on the blood of hosts, such as you and your family, in order to gather the iron they to develop eggs. Mosquitoes thrive when there is an abundance of stagnant standing water. When biting they can actually inject pathogens that they then spread to other hosts. In some parts of the world, mosquitos are the primary culprit for spreading infectious diseases.
If mosquitoes are threatening to ruin your outdoor experience, it is time to call for help. The expert team at Rid-A-Bug is here to help. We have decades of experience freeing people from mosquitos and helping them develop a plan to keep the little biting flies away throughout North Carolina South Carolina and Virginia. Contact us to help you in the fight to win back your yard and property from mosquitoes.