Mosquitoes – More Than Just Pests

We’ve all experienced lying in bed at night with the air conditioner blowing, the fan giving us a nice breeze, and just the right amount of blankets on us. Then, all a sudden, our blissful sleepy place is interrupted with the unmistakable buzz of a mosquito.  We jump up and turn on the light, ready to destroy the little beast.  But, the buzzing stops and it is nowhere to be found.  You snuggle back down into the bed, and it begins again.  It is awful.  You are lying there, knowing that unless you find it and destroy it, you will wake up with itchy, awful mosquito bites!


Protection from Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are more than just pests, however.  They can actually be dangerous to humans.  Mosquitoes have been known to carry a variety of diseases.  Dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria, and the Zika virus are just a few of the dangerous, even deadly, diseases that mosquitoes are known to carry.  According to an article on, these diseases kill literally millions of people per year!  This isn’t only occurring in far-off countries, but right here in the United States.


Use Insect Repellent

While insect repellents are helpful in combating mosquito bites, they are not one hundred percent effective.  You may miss a spot when applying the repellent or it may get washed off with water or sweat.  Mosquitoes are wily little buggers and will get you if they can.  You can make your yard a less friendly environment for mosquitoes by planting specific plants that are natural repellents such as lemongrass and garlic.  The garlic plants are actually quite pretty, but the smell can be bothersome to humans.  Citronella candles are another way to repel mosquitoes when spending time in your yard.


Invest in a Pool Screen

One of the best ways to enjoy your outdoor living space and stay free of mosquito bites is by having your patio or pool area screened.  Screened enclosures are an excellent way to keep pests out and allow you to still spend all the time outside that you would like.  In fact, you may spend more time in your yard once you have your Melbourne, FL patio or pool enclosure because your time spent outdoors will be much more enjoyable without slapping away mosquitoes or being kept up all night scratching at mosquito bites.  By having the area around your sliding doors or french doors screened, mosquitoes have less of a chance of entering your home, as well.  Essentially, your screened area will help make your indoor space safer and more enjoyable too!


If you’re ready for autumn spent enjoying your yard and NOT fighting off those beastly little insects which carry dangerous diseases, then it’s time to call us at Tripod Aluminum!  We’ve been in business in Melbourne for over twenty years, specializing in aluminum fences and screened-in porches.  We serve the surrounding areas, such as Merritt Island, Viera, and Palm Bay.  Our products include screen enclosures from small balconies to large pool area enclosures.  You want to enjoy your yard this summer, and we are the right company to help you do it!

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