Where Do Mosquitoes Hide in the Bedroom (And How Do I Get Rid of Them)?
There’s nothing worse than when a mosquito gets inside your bedroom and chomps away at your blood when you are sleeping. These pests are able to hide out in the smallest areas, and they will wait there until they can feast on you, your family members, or your pets.
If you know that there is a mosquito inside your bedroom, it’s important that you locate the pest and exterminate it before it has the opportunity to feast on you and your loved ones. You do not want to leave mosquitoes in your room because they are annoying and can spread diseases and parasites¹.
The trick is knowing where these mosquitoes are hiding out and how to get rid of them. To learn how to identify mosquito hiding places and what to do when you find them, keep reading.
Most Common Hiding Spots for Mosquitoes
Since mosquitoes are so small, they can hide out practically everywhere in your bedroom. Even so, mosquitoes are most attracted to heat, light, and carbon dioxide. If they find a location with all three of these things in your bedroom, that is where they are most likely located.
As such, you can often find mosquitoes hanging out along windows, wall corners, and ceiling corners. These locations often provide the best access to heat and light during this summer. During the winter, the mosquito may be more attracted to vents and other warm spaces.
You could often find mosquitoes hanging out in unsuspecting locations as well. For example, they can get caught inside drawers or in your closet and remain there until you let them out.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Knowing that there is a mosquito in your room is not enough. You must also lure the mosquito out so you can exterminate it properly. Here are some methods for luring mosquitoes out and exterminating them accordingly.
Lure Them Out
The first step in getting rid of mosquitoes is to lure them out of their hiding spot. The easiest way to lure mosquitoes out is to use light. Whenever it is dark out, flip off your lights and turn on a flashlight instead. Scan your walls slowly to locate the mosquito.
If the light method is not working, you can also incorporate scents for attracting mosquitoes to your location. Yeast is a great thing to use to attract mosquitoes because it has a lot of carbon dioxide. If you have yeast in your home, you can use that to lure mosquitoes out, but you can also use beer.
Keep in mind that luring the mosquito out may take some time. It’s important to be diligent. Even if the mosquito is fighting back and refusing to come out, you can eventually lure the mosquito out with time and effort.
Once you lure the mosquito out, the next thing you need to do is to exterminate it. One of the most convenient extermination methods is to purchase an indoor insect spray¹ specifically designed for treating mosquitoes. If you see a mosquito, spray it with the product.
Another option is to incorporate luring and exterminating the mosquito into one. There are light products that are designed to attract and kill mosquitoes and other flying insects. It works by combining light and a sticky surface. The light attracts the mosquitoes while the sticky surface traps them in place. The Zevo¹ is one such product.
Preventing Mosquitoes from Getting Inside Your Bedroom
If you found one mosquito in your bedroom, it means that the mosquito found a way in. To prevent this from happening in the future, you will want to put your best foot forward and protect your home.
Most importantly, make sure that all doors and windows remain firmly shut whenever not in use. Take some time to add additional sealant around windows and doors so there aren’t as many cracks for the mosquitoes to access. Fix up any other cracks or crevices where the mosquitoes may be getting in.
Use Zevo products¹ or other similar products for prevention, too. By keeping these products up constantly, the mosquitoes are more likely to be lured into the trap than to you or your loved ones.
When to See a Professional
If only one or two mosquitoes come into your house, they likely come in whenever you open the door or windows. In this case, you should be able to exterminate the mosquitoes on your own and protect the house without the help of a professional.
If you have an ongoing mosquito problem, you might be dealing with an infestation or nest. In that case, it’s best to see a professional. The professional will be able to locate the source of the infestation and exterminate it accordingly.
Mosquitoes are pesky creatures that can hide out in some of the smallest spaces. If you know a mosquito is in your room, it’s best to look for locations with a lot of light, heat, and carbon dioxide. Around windows, vents, and ceilings are the best place to look. Once you locate the mosquito, kill it so it cannot spread diseases or parasites to you and your family.
After you have gotten rid of the one mosquito, put your best foot forward to protect your home. Seal up any cracks and crevices that the mosquito may have entered through. If you are finding a lot of mosquitoes, it’s best to contact a professional to make sure an infestation is not to blame.
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