Mosquitoes are one of the most invasive pests during the summer. Their bite is more than obnoxious. Once they have taken over your yard, it can seem almost impossible to get rid of them. They reproduce so quickly, that they can be hard to keep up with. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips to get rid of mosquitoes no matter what stage of life they are in.
Mosquito Control During Egg Stage
When it comes to mosquito control during the egg cycle, it all comes down to moisture. The easiest way to control them at this stage is to remove any standing water. There are several places in your yard that water might be accumulating such as:
• Old Tires & Buckets
• Bird Baths
• Low-Lying Areas in the Lawn
• Potted Plants
• & More
Removing the water from all of these potential areas will eliminate a place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in the first place.
Mosquito Control in Larvae & Pupae Stage
There are natural and chemical larvacides that will eliminate the mosquito before it emerges as an adult. They still live in the water at this point and you can kill them with the use of oil or bacteria in the water that will kill them before they grow into the next phase which is the adult phase. You can also put fish in the water that will feed on the larva and pupa to get rid of them.
Mosquito Control for Adult Mosquitoes
Once mosquitoes reach the adult stage, they are most definitely looking for a blood meal. They will feel on humans and animals alike to get the meal they need to get ready to lay their eggs. Pesticides are the best way to eliminate adult mosquitoes. Having your property treated by professionals will get rid of the problem even if it seems too big to treat.
Preventing Mosquitoes is Easier than Treating Them Once Hatches
Like mentioned above, eliminating standing water on your property is key. Make sure there is proper drainage and no risk of stagnant water anywhere on your property. Another way to prevent mosquitoes is yard maintenance. During the hottest hours of the day mosquitoes are looking for a place to lay low until the temperatures lower. They will find any overgrown landscaping they can to hide out during mid-day.
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
To protect yourself from mosquito bites, avoid spending time outdoors during dusk and dawn since this is when they are the most active. If you are planning on being outdoors at this time, wear clothing that will protect your skin from bites, or use mosquito repellent to keep them away.
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If you find that you have a mosquito problem on your property that seems too large for you to handle, it is time to call a professional pest control company like A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to help. We have the equipment and pesticides that will effectively get rid of the mosquito problem on your property. Call us today!