How To Keep Your Yard Free Of Mosquitoes This Summer
A beautiful summer evening can quickly be ruined by the presence of mosquitos. Their itchy bites are enough to make anyone think twice about spending time outside. Not only are they annoying, but they can also be a health threat. Mosquitoes carry malaria, West Nile virus and Zika virus, among other things. Therefore, it is important not to take a mosquito infestation lightly. By taking the right mosquito control steps, you can keep them from becoming a problem.
Preventive Pest Control Tip: Tame Your Yard
It’s important to keep your grass cut short and to trim back bushes and trees. Make sure that you don’t have any vegetation growing out of control in your yard. Mosquitoes seek out shade in the summer heat, and you don’t want to give them a place to relax and/or breed. Take some time to establish preventive pest control tactics by going through your property, identify areas of concern and taking care of them. Do this on a regular basis to ensure that you don’t allow a problem to crop up again in the future.
Mosquito Control Tip: Get Rid Of Standing Water
Standing water is attractive to mosquitoes because they like to lay their eggs in damp areas. When you take steps to dry up these areas, you drastically cut back on the number of mosquitoes you see around the property. Be sure to get rid of any debris or other objects that may collect water, like toys or yard decorations. Walk your property after a rainstorm to determine if there are any low lying areas of the yard that need a little extra dirt or mulch. Speak to a professional to see what your options are if you have spots that just won’t stay dry over time. Water has a huge impact on the number of mosquitoes you will see around your property in the months to come.
Call A Pest Control Company
If you are still having problems with mosquitoes after taking steps to reduce their numbers, it may be time to call a pest control company such as Excel Termite & Pest Control. They’ll come out right away and inspect your property to figure out how best to manage the issue. Pest control needs to be taken seriously, which is why Excel Termite & Pest Control offers a comprehensive yard protection plan and after doing a walkthrough, they’ll come up with a plan to help reduce the number of mosquitoes you are seeing and make it possible for you to enjoy the outdoors again.
Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying, but the fact that mosquitoes can transmit illness makes them a threat that you simply can’t ignore. Follow the steps above to transform your home from a mosquito breeding ground into a peaceful place to relax again.
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