There are 176 known species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States. Many of us are concerned about mosquitoes due to the harmful diseases and viruses they spread, simply by feeding on a host. Mosquitoes can pose a serious threat to humans and other animals. During the cold season mosquitoes hibernate, going dormant until temperatures warm back up. As they begin to become active once more, they will continue to pose a threat. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control will share when mosquito season starts in Texas and how you can control mosquitoes.
When Does Mosquito Season Start?
Mosquito season varies by regions, since mosquitoes hibernate when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. They will awaken when temperatures begin to rise. In the state of Texas mosquitoes will begin to wake up in April. However, it is based on temperatures. So know that they will awaken when it reaches 50 degrees. Mosquitoes thrive in warm temperatures and require warm standing water to survive. They will often first awake during the spring showers where the humidity in the air combines with the warmer temperatures. This immediately brings them out of hibernation. The mosquito threat will peak in the summer time. Keep in mind, the females will lay their eggs all season long. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in warm stagnate water and will layer their eggs until they go into hibernation or die. Eggs will remain dormant in icy cold water until the warmer season heats the water high enough to hatch the eggs. Adult mosquitoes will look for holes in trees or dark places to hide while they sleep the winter season away.
How Do I Prepare My Yard for Mosquitoes?
With mosquito season just beginning, you will want to begin preparing your home and property for their arrival. There are a few ways you can secure your home and property from mosquitoes. The first step is to eliminate a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are drawn to stagnate water and as their eggs hatch and the larva matures, they will feed on the nearest food sources. By removing any stagnate water around your property you will reduce the presence of mosquitoes. Another important step in controlling mosquitoes is to have the gutters cleaned. Clogged gutters also create standing water which is a common breeding ground for mosquitoes. Low areas in the ground that collects water should be filled if possible, so during rain fall or even our sprinklers won’t fill the low spots with water. Additionally make sure to inspect sprinklers, spouts and other plumbing outside and repair any leaks that can create standing water.
How Do I Rid My Yard of Mosquitoes?
After eliminating possible sources of standing water, your next step is to rid your property of hibernating mosquitoes. Mosquitoes hibernate in yard debris and in hollow trees or wooden structures. If you have a deck or gazebo or other wooden structure, fill the cracks or gaps with a wood putty, filler or caulking glue to hopefully seal up the hibernating mosquitoes. Make sure screens around windows and doors are in working condition. This can help keep mosquitoes and other pests out of your home. You can also install bug lights that draws mosquitoes and kills them. These are best used during night time hours and helps eliminate mosquitoes.
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For additional help controlling mosquitoes, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. We provide quality pest control services and can help control mosquitoes as the year begins to warm up. For all of your pest control needs, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today.