Summer is upon us and there is something “a buzz” in the air. Mosquitoes. While most insects are beneficial in some way, a mosquito infestation will need to eliminate as quickly as possible.
Not only are the bites uncomfortable, they could result in the development of certain diseases – such as Zika and the West Nile virus. If you are ready to reclaim YOUR territory, continue reading to learn how to mosquito-proof your property and enjoy a mosquito-free summer!
In order to successfully eradicate the mosquitoes that have found their way onto your property, you will need to perform several steps.
You will need to perform basic sanitation of your property, treat and/or eliminate any type of standing water, and possibly resort to professional pest control services – all while ensuring your personal protection.
If attempting to eliminate mosquitoes on your own, it is imperative that you understand that it may not be possible to completely get rid of all of the mosquitoes; however, you will be able to control the populations and enjoy your yard without fear of painful bites and the contraction of serious illnesses.
Identify Areas of Standing Water
The first step to getting rid of those pesky mosquitoes is to identify all areas of standing water. These insects depend on water in order to breed and lay their eggs.
Flower pots, trash cans, recycle bins, and other items that you use regularly should have small holes drilled into the bottom so that any water that finds its way inside is capable of flowing out.
If you have areas – such as bird baths and watering bowls – outdoors, you should change the water regularly.
If you have a pool, pond, or fountain, you should consider treating the water so that mosquitoes are not attracted to them.
If there are bodies of water on your property that you are unable to successfully control – such as culvert areas – simply sprinkle larvicide in the water.
The Placement of Natural Mosquito Repellants
The next method for regaining control over your property is to utilize natural mosquito repellants around your property.
The two most common types are plants and oils.
The plants that will help keep mosquitoes away include rosemary, catnip, feverfew, lemon thyme, holy basil, and citrosa.
The oils that can be utilized to naturally repel mosquitoes include citronella, peppermint, garlic, lavender, and eucalyptus. You may spray oils throughout the yard and even use them on your body in order to repel mosquitoes.
Treat Your Yard
If you are ready to enjoy the great outdoors and are attempting to eliminate mosquitoes, you should focus on treating your yard. There are many over-the-counter chemicals that are designed to quickly eradicate mosquitoes.
These include sprays, foggers, the larvicides mentioned earlier, torches, and similar products. Additionally, there are bug zappers and mosquito traps that may be utilized.
Unfortunately, these are only temporary treatments and must be used with a high level of caution to prevent injury and/or illness.
Professional Pest Control Services
If you have a large number of mosquitoes in and around your property, it is critical that you seek assistance from professional pest control technicians.
All Pest in Richmond, IN are experts at identifying infestations, hiding spots, breeding locations, and other areas where mosquitoes breed and live.
Knowing what type of treatment to use in certain locations and how to eliminate the infestation at its core is crucial.
The Most Dangerous of All Creatures
According to the Center for Disease Vector Research at the University of California, mosquitoes are considered to be the most dangerous of all creatures. They are carriers of many diseases that infect and sicken millions of people each year. These diseases have the capability of killing people.
The most common include yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria, Zika, and the West Nile virus.
When a mosquito bites a person, they inject saliva into the skin. This is how the individual contracts an agent that results in sickness.
Because of their ability to fly, mosquitoes have the ability to infect individuals with illnesses more quickly than those illnesses that are passed from person to person.
We Can Help
If you live in the Richmond, IN area, and want to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets from mosquitoes, Call All Pest. We can help you get rid of Mosquitoes this summer. Simply contact us today to set up an appointment.