The heavy rain and flooding Texas has recently endured has led to the mosquito population booming. We’re all familiar with the tired and true ways of avoiding being bitten (wearing long clothes, spraying DEET insect repellent, draining stagnant water), but did you know your air conditioner also plays a roll in keeping these pesky insects at bay?
Mosquitoes like hot, humid environments, so maintaining a cool home can help keep them outside where they belong.
That being said, Mosquitoes can sometimes travel through air vents. If you have a window air-conditioner, check the drain frequently to make sure it’s free of water, and that there’s no condensation build up or puddles on the inside. As long as you keep the drains clear, and check for drips now and then, mosquitoes should stay away.
Additionally, mosquitoes are drawn to the CO2 that humans emit, and a blowing air conditioner reduces the insects ability to detect the location of the scent.
Keep humidity at bay and stay cool with the added satisfaction that you’re also deterring mosquitoes from getting too close.
Rather leave it to the experts to make sure your AC is working properly and keeping the mosquitoes away? Contact us for a free consultation. Stay cool!