It’s around springtime that one of the biggest pests swarm Tennessee — mosquitos. Their bite leaves people itching for days. Mosquitos in the southeastern states are seen most commonly in the months of March through November, and they are most commonly found in places that are moist with lots of standing water. With Tennessee’s weather remaining warm throughout most of the year and with lots of rain occurring during those months, the state experiences higher numbers of mosquitoes than other states in the country.
When the rainy season comes, Tennessee experiences hundreds of thunderstorms creating puddles of water around homes. Mosquitos lay their eggs in this standing water and swarm the home when they’ve hatched in the summer months. They can also use water in bird feeders, pools, and fountains as their nesting grounds. The eggs begin to hatch, and immediately begin to feed on the blood of people and animals. In the southeast, there are four main species of mosquitos that are commonly found: yellow fever mosquito, Asian tiger mosquito, Southern mosquito, and the Northern house mosquito. All of their bites affect humans quite similarly.
Mosquitoes “…inject saliva into your body while siphoning your blood. Their saliva contains proteins that most people are allergic to. Your immune system springs into action, causing the telltale red bump and accompanying itch of a mosquito bite to form” (Healthline). While most people are allergic to their saliva, they can also carry harmful diseases. The most commonly known are malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and the West Nile virus.
How do you eliminate the mosquito population around your home? You might have noticed that mosquitos “come out” during dusk. That’s because, during the day, they remain under the shade of leaves in trees, bushes, and plants. If you want to eliminate the population of mosquitoes around your home, the leaves should be treated with proper product.
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2021 Mosquito Forecast: Updated for 2021.” Pests.org, 9 Mar. 2021, www.pests.org/mosquito-forecast