During the spring and summer, mosquitoes thrive and in some region’s such as Southern California, year around. Mosquitoes not only suck on the body of mammals they can transfer a number of harmful and deadly viruses while so doing. Controlling mosquitoes is considered a public concern. Unfortunately, completely controlling mosquitoes can be an impossible task. However, their population can be reduced as well as deterred which keeps them from swarming near residential areas. When controlling mosquitoes there are two major steps; controlling larva and the adults. Animal Pest Management Services, Inc will share how to manage mosquitoes around your home and yard.
Mosquito Larvae Control
One of the most effective methods to keep mosquitoes in check is by reducing their reproductive abilities. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, typically warm water. They can lay their eggs throughout the season which creates an ongoing threat of mosquitoes. In order to reduce mosquito populations, especially around your home and yard, prevent having areas with stagnant water. Water can accumulate after rain or when watering the landscape. It is important to avoid puddles and keep objects away that can hold water from rain or the sprinklers. For those with water features in their yard, consider having fish that will eat mosquito eggs and larva. Adult mosquitoes are attracted by standing water in which to mate and lay their eggs. By reducing sites that collect water can also reduce the presence of adult mosquitoes as well.
Best Way to Control Adult Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are drawn to stagnant water for reproductive purposes. However, they also require a food source. Mosquitoes feed on the blood of humans and animals which means you will still find them swarming around your yards and around your home. To help control adult mosquitoes outside of your home you can install mosquito traps. There are a number of mosquito traps on the market that can help reduce populations around your yard so you can enjoy a summer barbecue without being swarmed by mosquitoes. Some traps use light waves to draw and kill the mosquitoes while others use carbon dioxide plums that mimic cattle, horses, and humans. These traps draw the adult mosquitoes to the device which zaps them dead. Another method to controlling adult mosquitoes is by using space sprays. When mosquitoes get inside the home, aerosol space sprays can help kill all of the mosquitoes that invade inside a home or building such as a shed or garage. Space sprays don’t work outdoors. Additionally, if mosquitoes continue to enter the home you will need to reapply space sprays as they don’t work for long periods of time, but more as a single treatment. After treating the home, determine how the mosquitoes are entering the home and close off their entry point.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away & Prevent Mosquito Bites
Additional steps to reduce adult mosquitoes is by maintaining the landscape. Keep the lawn and vegetation trimmed back as mosquitoes love to hide in dense vegetation and tall grass. Other aspects of outdoor control include maintaining clean gutter systems. This is also important. If the gutter clogs it will hold water and mosquitoes will come to lay their eggs in the water.
Mosquito Control Services in San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside & San Diego Counties, California
If you have a lot of mosquitoes swarming around your yard, contact a professional pest control service to help control them. For mosquitoes and pest control services, contact Animal Pest Management Services, Inc today.