Have You Ever Wondered Why Mosquito Bites Itch?

Mosquito BitesAfter  a mosquito has bitten you, you will most likely find a red welt on your skin. That bump will start itching and it seems the more you scratch, the more it itches. Female mosquitoes bite you to feed of your blood. When a mosquito bites you, it injects some of its own saliva. The saliva contains an anticoagulant, which prevents your blood from clotting.  The proteins trigger your immune system. In order to fight those foreign substances, your body releases histamine which causes the itching and swelling around the bite.  There are several remedies you can try to make the itching stop including putting lime or lemon juice, a paste made from water and baking soda or an ice cube on the bite.  Mosquito bites do not only itch, but you could contract dangerous diseases including the West Nile Virus.

West Nile Virus

The West Nile virus has been found each year around the New Orleans Metro Area.  80 % of  people infected with the blood-borne virus do not show any symptoms. About 20% of people infected will show mild symptoms that range from fever to a skin rash, and less than 1% will have serious brain or nervous system issues. Experts want you to get rid of standing water on their properties to minimize the mosquito population. Now, there is a unique new tool to fight mosquitoes called  In2Care® Mosquito Trap.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

The In2Care® Mosquito Trap uses water with an odor  to attract egg-laying Aedes mosquitoes. Once inside the plastic container, they come in contact with a biological control agent that eliminates them. The system uses a fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease transmission. It exploits the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the trap. This way, you can get rid of larvae in small and hard to find spots. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is the first trap that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. The larvicide is US-EPA-approved and World Health Organization-recommended.  Call Terminix today to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. The system can protect you and your family for only $95 per month.

We will fix your Pest Problems.

We have effective solutions that will help to eliminate pest problems throughout the year. Our custom treatments adapt to the seasons to address seasonal pest activity to protect your home and business all year long. We provide Residential and Commercial Pest Control and Termite Control Services for the Southshore, Northshore, and the River Parishes of Louisiana. Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore (Slidell) at (985) 643-6542, and Northshore (Mandeville) at 985-892-4450.

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