It’s Time to Get Those Mosquitoes Under Control With Some Mosquito Control.
Summertime is the season of warm pool weather and sunny days, but it’s also the main season for mosquitos as well. Because of that, you might be looking for ways to get rid of them when the Cutter candle ceases to work. Enter mosquito control.
What you might not realize is that you may be dealing with a large amount of mosquito breeding around your home. If so, then it will take more strategic efforts to rid your property of these annoying fiends.
Be sure to read below for many different mosquito control solutions that you can try to reduce the number of bites you and your family experience.
1. Locate Their Breeding Grounds
As previously mentioned, if it seems like you’re dealing with more mosquitos this year than in years past, that might be due to an increase in places for them to breed on your property.
There are many different locations that mosquitos can use to bre
ed, and if your yard has them, you can guarantee you’ll find them there.
One of their preferred places is anywhere that stagnant water can be found. This can be things like your birdbaths, tires, trash containers, gutters, plants, or the puddles around your backyard.
The female mosquito uses these areas to lay her eggs on until they hatch in massive numbers, thus adding to your infestation problem. By reducing the areas of stagnant water in your property, you’ll reduce the number of mosquitos you have to fend off.
2. Hire a Pest Control Service
You already have enough to worry about as a property owner, why add something as tedious as pest control to the list? Especially considering that none of your DIY tactics will render as clear results as hiring a professional pest control service.
These services have the experience and know-how to find what’s causing the bugs (such as mosquitos) to fester around your property and lay down solutions to repel them.
The service will use pesticides such as permethrin and malathion to get rid of a lot of the blood-sucking pests. Mosquito services can use several natural products in order to rid your property of bugs while preventing damage to your plants and property.
These pesticides are the most effective form of treatment out there. Unless you happen to have permethrin or malathion on-hand, you’re missing out!
3. Invest in Technology
While you might not think it, there are several technological devices on the market that do a great job of repelling mosquitos.
Sometimes investing in organic treatments isn’t enough to eradicate the problem that you’re having. Many studies have shown that mosquitos can quickly adapt to threats.
They learn to avoid people that swat at them and sweet smells that are used to lure them in.
That’s why pest control services use devices like the In2care Mosquito Trap in order to lure and eradicate your current pest problem.
This handy device lures in female mosquitos into the device. When they do they’ll be exposed to contaminants that kill their larvae and attaches bioactives to them as they fly out.
These bioactives that they carry will contaminate things such as puddled water and bushes with larvicide powder. In a few days’ time, the mosquito will die.
4. Invest in Natural Plants
Long before things like Cutter candles and bug spray, there were natural plants that people used to deter the unwanted mosquito population from themselves.
There are many different plants that you can use to repel your blood-sucking nemesis. Plants like catnip, bee balm, marigolds, horsemint, and ageratum can keep them at bay.
This is due to the smells that the plants give off. Mosquitos avoid smells such as citronella, lemongrass, garlic, and basil as much as possible. Rather than fending these smells, they’ll opt to move on and take blood from someone else instead.
Be warned, this won’t single-handedly fix your mosquito problem. While it does a great job of keeping them at bay, you’ll still need to use other solutions in combination with the natural plants you use to ward them off.
Also, be sure to stay away from plants such as Ruellia Simplex at all costs. It attracts mosquitos and will increase your already overwhelming mosquito count.
5. Get Rid of the Adults
To control the number of mosquitos that you deal with, the name of the game becomes reducing the number of eggs around your home.
But to do that, you must also eradicate the number of adult mosquitos that are flying around your home.
How can you find these adult mosquitos? They have a couple of different hotspots that they prefer to hang out at. The most popular of them being the shrubs, bushes, and trees around your home.
Why? Because they feed off of plant nectar. It’s what gives them the sugar they need to live. Be sure to spray insecticides around your plants to kill the mosquitos that feed off of your beautiful shrubbery.
Take a walk around your house with insecticide solutions and spray any heavy bushes that you see. One Two Tree’s spraying and fogging services can help you get rid of your mosquito problem, and provide preventative treatment from that day forward.
Hire Mosquito Control for Your Home Today
Now that you’ve seen several tips for effective mosquito control solutions, it’s time to hire a professional for your property.
Be sure to read this article on what questions to ask before you hire a pest control service in the Miami, Florida area.
For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we’ll be happy to assist you further!