Mosquitoes are a nuisance in people’s homes during the summer, breeding in standing water and bringing painful bites and potentially serious diseases. Although mosquitoes only live a few weeks, they reproduce rapidly, and they are difficult to eradicate once they have infiltrated your space. In this post, we’ll talk about how to get rid of mosquitos, who to call for mosquito control, and what you can do to keep them away in the future.
What Is The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Mosquitos?
Remove Any Standing Water
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water after females deposit their eggs there. Empty any stagnant bodies of water you can find, such as water in buckets, gutters, ditches, and pet bowls. Check that any bird baths have fresh water and that your potted plants have adequate drainage.
Pools And Ponds Should Be Treated
If you can’t get rid of the standing water, use a larvicide dunk or liquid larvicide and run the filter regularly. Cover your pool at night and during the months when you aren’t using it to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.
Chemical Repellents Should Be Used
Using a chemical insect repellent designed for outdoor use is an effective way to eliminate mosquitos. Repellents can keep pests away from lawns, backyards, and gardens for up to eight weeks. You can also apply a traditional, non-toxic repellent to your skin.
Mosquito traps are a non-chemical method of reducing mosquito breeding populations in an area. Mosquitoes can detect a person’s location even in the dark by sensing the carbon dioxide and temperature emitted. They are also extremely sensitive to near ultraviolet rays. Mosquito traps can attract and capture mosquitos by mimicking their behaviors. These devices attract mosquitos, suck them in with a fan, and dehydrate them in a holding cage.
Plant Natural Deterrents
Mosquito repellent does not have to be only functional; it can also be aesthetically pleasing. Planting natural pest deterrents can beautify your garden while keeping these pesky pests at bay. Lavender, mint, dill, and other herbs are effective repellents. The smell is pleasant to humans but not so much to mosquitoes.
How Can I Keep Mosquitoes From Returning?
Remove any conditions that attract mosquitoes to your property. This can include inspecting and removing or modifying objects/containers that have been holding water for more than seven days. Drain any areas of your property that have been holding water for an extended period. Trim and maintain low, well-lit vegetation (bushes) around and on your property; they provide cool, quiet mosquito-resting areas.
Call the Mosquito Control Pros!
Applying insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, removing standing water, and trimming vegetation can all help. However, professional pest control services may be required to break the mosquito life cycle successfully and end the infestation. Tornado Pest Control, LLC provides complete mosquito control services. We will inspect your property and provide you with a detailed report outlining the specific areas of concern and actionable steps you can take to resolve the issue. We have the experience and expertise to help you get rid of your mosquito problem for good!