The least pleasant side of warm spring days is the vrouwtjesmug out of her hibernation - this can be done at temperatures from 16 degrees. Especially in the bedroom, we have suffered from that tendency. One in five Belgians to more than an hour of sleep to lose by the buzz around his or her head, as appears from a survey of insectenbestrijder Vapona. Less than 63% considers the mosquito as one of the largest night jammers, more than a snoring partner (38%).
Six out of ten city dwellers indicate that they are during the mosquito season daily be plugged, some 40% more than 'on the outside'. "That sounds contradictory, but is actually logical," muggenexpert Bart Knols. "In the countryside, the ordinary steekmug, culex pipiens pipiens, a choice of more victims: they prick there are also animals." In addition, there is also the variant of culex pipiens molestus, which is a specific preference for human blood. "And that is mainly in the city, including in subway stations. There it is warmer than above ground, so some mosquitoes will not be in a daze get. They are the whole year, suck more blood, and also lay faster eggs; up to 100 at a time. As more and more mosquitoes." Also the global warming does the muggenpopulatie grow - the cold-blooded insects thrive once better at higher temperatures.
To the nasty critters, the boss, recommends Knols to the "four lines of defense" to throw. "Please note that you have around the house all sources of stagnant water to clean up - think of a bucket with rain water. In addition, check on the roof gutters that are poorly draining: a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Further, use of a physical barrier, such as mosquito net or a mosquito door. As a last resort you can in the bedroom a 'muggenstekker' or use a mosquito net above your bed to hang."