Mosquitoes are everyone’s worst enemy — especially at night when they are most active. They are annoying and can carry diseases.
Thus, it is important that you keep them at bay. However, some people have noticed these pests fly around their fixtures. So it begs to ask” Are mosquitoes attracted to LEDs?
No, LED lights do not attract mosquitoes. Instead, they congregate around sources of natural light and in places where large numbers of people gather.
Mosquitoes Are Nuisance And Are Not Attracted To LEDs
First, it’s essential to understand that mosquitoes do not care about light. They are attracted to carbon dioxide produced by all living things. Similarly, they like heat and moisture.
Mosquitoes are only attracted to light because humans are near to them and they are their food source. Female mosquitoes need the blood of humans to survive and produce eggs.
Male mosquitoes only need a warm place and food for survival. You will find them in dark places and larger than their female counterparts.
Bright Light Interferes With Mosquitoes’ Natural Light
Mosquitoes are nocturnal insects and use natural light from the moon to navigate. They don’t rely on bright lights like you and me. In fact, LED bulbs can negatively impact their behavior and ability to find prey.
When you turn on your LED light in the evening, it may interfere with their natural navigation mechanism. This can make it more difficult for them to find their food.
Light Can Reduce The Number Of Mosquitoes In The Home
It is possible to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the home. LED lights are a better option than incandescent lights, as they use less energy and are more efficient than incandescent lights.
In addition, LED lights emit less heat than incandescent bulbs. Heat is one factor that attracts mosquitoes. Since LEDs emit less heat, it’s possible for them not only to attract fewer mosquitoes but also to repel those that come near your house or patio area.
How To Keep Mosquitos Away?
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep mosquitos away.
The most important step is to make sure your house and garden are clean. Keep the windows and doors closed, so they don’t have an easy way in.
Make sure there aren’t any areas where water is pooling since mosquitoes lay eggs in these areas. If you have a swimming pool or pond, use chemicals and filters to treat the water for mosquito larvae.
When you are indoors, use fans that blow air away so that mosquitoes won’t be able to fly toward you as easily. You can also wear long pants and shirts with sleeves as protection from bites!
Apply a moisturizer with oil of lemon eucalyptus on exposed skin to help keep mosquitos away from your skin.
It is clear that mosquitoes are not attracted to LED, only to the human who gather near them. Yet they don’t hate light either. These pests are nocturnal so they need natural light to find their food source. One way that helps me keep mosquitoes at bay is to rid my home of standing water.