Having the understanding of what to do to get ready for mosquitoes can help you better prevent the nuisance and health risks these pests pose. With this in mind, we at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to elaborate on a few tips and suggestions to help you prepare as we head further into the mosquito season. Taking action sooner than later can better prevent mosquitos from breeding around your property and ruining your days outside.
How Do I Mosquito Proof My Yard?
Remove Standing Water – Within any standing water like the stagnant bodies of water, buckets or flowerpots with standing water, fountains, or any other receptacle that holds water, mosquitos prefer to lay eggs amongst the breeding grounds. Mosquitoes are attracted to little moisture on the properties, even the little moisture in the gutters. For breeding and laying eggs, it does not take much water for mosquitos. By getting rid of any standing water around your property after a rainfall, eliminating the possibility makes a significant impact.
Manicure Landscape – Tall grass is welcoming to mosquitoes. Consider keeping your grass mowed regularly, as doing this maintains the lawn as well as keeps them from attracting mosquitos to your property. You can always count it as exercise or hire a professional to do the job for you while regular grass mowing can be time-consuming. In any case, it will be well worth the effort.
Invest in Mosquito Netting. Consider hanging up mosquito netting around your porch or area where you plan on entertaining in the event you plan on entertaining outside, but don’t want to be bothered by mosquitos. These help you enjoy the outdoors without those pesky mosquitos buzzing around. To accommodate several people while dining outside, some easy to assemble dining canopies have zipper closers for doors. Also, you can take advantage of some shade provided by these canopies.
How Do You Get Mosquitoes to Stop Biting You?
Burning some citronella candles around the area where you plan on entertaining if you do not want to hang a mosquito net. Keep out of reach of kids and pets and be careful not to leave any candles unattended. Bug spray containing DEET is a sure way to avoid mosquito bites though candles may deter mosquitos. Never apply it to children under the age of two unless otherwise directed by your doctor though DEET is safe for most individuals to use. Where DEET is the most effective way to avoid mosquito bites, you can deter it mosquitoes further by wearing light-colored clothing that effectively makes you less attractive to some species of mosquitoes. To avoid mosquitos biting you through your clothes, always wear clothing that is tightly knit. Before going outside, you can cover your entire body with DEET mosquito repellant. Keep in mind you will also want to reapply often if you are outside for a prolonged period.
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Investing in professional pest control can help you significantly. With A Five Star Termite & Pest Control, we offer preventative mosquito control services that protects your property. Call us today to schedule your mosquito control.