Okay, so there are a lot of crazy myths out there about mosquito control in MA. Whenever you’re sitting out by the campfire and the conversation freezes, somebody is bound to extend some gnomic wisdom on Massachusetts mosquito control — it’s probably the same guy who insisted on getting the fire started. Since some of these myths get pretty out there, we thought we’d highlight a few of them to dispel any poor instruction.
Contrary to popular belief, swimming does not help with Massachusetts mosquito control. Just ask any fisherman who stands in a river for a few hours. This myth might be a byproduct of pop-cultural scenes in movies—the ones where somebody is running from a pack of bees and dives underwater. Covering yourself in mud or getting yourself wet won’t solve anything for mosquito control in MA. Mosquitos are born in water…
Rubbing a lemon on your arm
Lots of foods come up in this conversation. Because chemicals in bug spray deter the pests, a lot of people think odors are key to ma mosquito control. Remember that the insects live outside, among all sorts of odors (including us). Don’t be fooled by an elderly voice of wisdom telling you that rubbing food on your arms and legs will deter mosquitos—they most likely adopted that placebo affect in their generation to suspend their disbelief.
Eating certain foods is great for mosquito control in MA…
Well, this is entirely subjective. One of the beauties of a myth is how difficult it is to disprove. This is one of those myths where comprehensive studies have not yet shed light on. Some foods may cause you to excrete offensive materials to mosquitos, and thus contribute to Massachusetts mosquito control, but we still wouldn’t suggest you rely heavily on it. Just because that pair of blue eyes at the bar hates your spaghetti breath doesn’t mean the mosquitoes will.
Cigars and candles actually DO help. As always, it is arbitrary to your experience. Some people report great results while others report no results at all. Give it a shot, but don’t rely on it. Some mosquitoes in Massachusetts may still be all over you.
If you’re interested in Massachusetts mosquito control, feel free to give us a call today!