As summer approaches, so do the pesky mosquitoes. While spring is the favorite season for many, it also brings warmer temperatures and heavy rains. These two factors can contribute to an influx of mosquitoes. Mosquitos not only bring endless days of itching and scratching, but they can also spread a wide range of diseases such as malaria, Zika Virus, and dengue fever.
Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do that can help with mosquito reduction in your home as well as make it an inhospitable area to all mosquitoes.
Keeping your yard clean:
Mosquitoes love to breed in tall grass, bushes, and overgrown trees. So by keeping your lawn tidy this helps to keep them away. If you have any water features on your property, then you will consider installing pumps that circulate the water so that it does not remain stagnant. Also by introducing some fish or minnows that feed on mosquito larvae can be a natural means of prevention.
Get Rid of stagnant Water
Stagnant water serves as an ideal mosquito breeding ground. As summer approaches, you want to make sure that there isn’t any stagnant water building up in your kiddie pools, birdbaths, plastic sheeting, old tires, trash cans lids, etc. It is important to remember that any water that stands for more than seven days can become a mosquito breeding site.
Keep Gutters and Drains Clear
Now mosquitos do not need a deep pool of stagnant water to breed and can lay eggs even in a handful of water. During winter, many gutters become cluttered with fallen leaves and debris, not allowing rainwater to flow freely. It is vital to clear out your gutters once the spring starts to ensure that water flows freely and does not accumulate.
Hire mosquito control services
Hiring a mosquito control service
should be the first step for mosquito reduction in your home. Since mosquitoes are prolific breeders, professionals from a mosquito control service can help you evaluate the problem, and design a customized solution to keep you and your family safe from mosquito infestation.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES