Mosquito season in Georgia lasts from March to October, but because of our warm climate and particularly wet spring, the peak of mosquito activity happens during the summer. And the absolutely worst way to spend your summer is itching a bunch of mosquito bites non-stop.
The best way to make sure you get through peak mosquito season relatively bite-free, is by knowing everything there is to know about why mosquitoes bite, how to prevent bites, and how to make itching stop should you get bit.
Mosquitoes bite for the same reason you bite into a hamburger, hotdog, or ice cream – to eat! Mosquitoes need protein to nourish and develop their eggs, and instead of a nice juicy burger, they get it from your blood.
Fun Fact! Only female mosquitoes bite humans.
The only proven way to prevent mosquitoes from biting, is by getting a mosquito treatment for your yard. However, there are a few other things you can do to try and ward off these blood-sucking villains:
For more information on what attracts mosquitoes, click here.
First things first, we’re no doctors. So if you have a bad bite that just won’t stop itching, it’s time for you to call up the doc. But we have been through our fair share of mosquito bites, so we have a couple methods you could try to help put that scratching at ease: