With Labor day weekend upon us, we are sure you and your family are excited about spending the extra long weekend together enjoying outdoor activities. While spending time outdoors is fun, it can also be the perfect opportunity for mosquitoes to attack. So, it’s important to understand some of the unpleasant truths about mosquitoes and the diseases they carry and learn how to stop them in their tracks!
While mosquitoes can live in almost any environment, they thrive in warm, humid climates with stagnant water. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water or in areas near fallen/rotting tree bark. Their larvae live in those areas until they become adults.
One common misconception about mosquitoes is that they need blood to survive. That is actually false: both male and female mosquitoes are really nectar-feeders. Only the females of many species are even capable of drinking blood. Female mosquitoes, for instance, need the nutrients in our blood to develop and lay their eggs.
Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. The dreaded West Nile virus is most commonly spread by various species of mosquitoes. And, of course, Zika is currently a major concern. Mosquitoes can also transmit heartworms to your beloved cat or dog.
One smart, natural and effective way to prevent mosquito bites this weekend is to use Wondercide’s natural insect repellent. Natural insect repellent uses safe ingredients and repels those pesky mosquitoes that bother you and your family and provides you with a mosquito-free environment.
In addition to being non-toxic, Insect Repellent is comprised of a special formula that offers a wide range of benefits: no residue, no staining your clothes, plus a refreshing scent. Wondercide Insect Repellent is safe to use on children, infants and is the same formula as the flea spray we create for your dogs and cats. Simply apply like you would any other insect repellent and spray into your hands to apply to your face and neck area.