Mosquitoes can be a pain when constantly buzzing around your home’s outdoor spaces. There’s a long list of products that claim to help you get rid of these pests, but not all of these products can live up to their claims. To help you determine which mosquito deterrents work and which should be avoided, we’ll go through some of the most common ones below. And to help you fight these pests and keep them out, turn to our mosquito prevention company in Butte La Rose, LA.
The Truth About Common Mosquito Deterrents
Here’s a closer look at some common mosquito deterrents and if they work or should generally be avoided:
DEET – If you’ve used mosquito repellent products in the past, you’ve likely come across DEET. DEET is commonly used in mosquito repellent lotions and sprays due to its effectiveness at preventing these pests from biting you, and products with DEET as the active ingredient are generally dependable.
Picaridin – Picaridin is comparable to DEET in how effective it is at keeping mosquitoes off of you and in the different ways it’s used. However, it isn’t as prevalent because picaridin hasn’t been available in the U.S. for as long as DEET.
Mosquito Traps – There are several different shapes and sizes of mosquito traps out there. They all generally fight mosquitoes by using bait to draw them in and trap them. And although mosquito traps can help you eliminate a significant number of mosquitoes, they can often be expensive.
What Doesn’t Work
Sonic Devices – Some devices on the market claim to deter mosquitoes by emitting dragonfly noises. However, these products should be avoided, as there’s no evidence backing up the claim that dragonfly noises keep mosquitoes at bay.
Wristbands – Regardless of their claims, pest repellent wristbands only protect your wrists and should also be avoided.
Citronella Candles – While citronella, in some forms, can repel mosquitoes, it’s mostly ineffective in its candle form.
How Our Mosquito Prevention Company Protects Butte La Rose Residents
When you choose Mosquito Hunters™, you’ll be working with local pest control experts who have the know-how to effectively protect your home’s outdoor spaces from mosquitoes. Equally important, they know how to prevent them from coming back.
Our mosquito prevention company serves these communities:
- Butte La Rose
- Saint Martinville
- Breaux Bridge
- And throughout the surrounding areas
To learn more about our mosquito prevention company in Butte La Rose, contact us today!