Year-Round Prevention For Mosquitoes

Are you seeing a lot of mosquitoes on your property? Are you wondering why? Well, mosquitoes aren't as mysterious as you might think. If you're seeing clouds of mosquitoes on your property there is a simple reason. Understanding what this reason is can actually help you significantly reduce them.

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Moisture

The secret to controlling mosquitoes year-round is understanding that they are moisture pests and that this need for moisture affects mosquitoes in many ways. Let's take a look at these one at a time and connect them to how you can control mosquitoes on your property.

Shade

If mosquitoes dry out, they die. So, in the middle of the day, you're going to find these insects hiding in shaded locations. Resting spots for mosquitoes may be tree canopies, bushes, shrubs, ornamentals, flowers, and underneath man-made structures. They will take advantage of any shaded location but are particularly drawn to areas that are moist. Therefore, the plants in your landscaping are likely to get targeted first if you water them regularly.

How does this knowledge help us control mosquitoes? As a homeowner, you can reduce mosquitoes in your yard by reducing hiding spots. Trim tree branches to let sunlight into shaded locations. Space ornamental plants to help them dry quickly. Remove items that create shaded locations for mosquitoes to hide (for example, stowing the riding lawnmower away when you're not using it.)

For the best protection, partner with a pest management professional to have mosquito resting places treated with an insecticide that is just powerful enough to eliminate simple organisms like mosquitoes. This turns your landscaping into mosquito traps.

Humidity

When shade is mixed with rainwater, sprinkler water, hose water, or any other kind of water that can dampen the ground in your yard, mosquitoes will be attracted to your property because it will be more humid. If you have lots of trees, large populations of mosquitoes are likely. Mosquitoes thrive in locations where humidity is high.

How does this knowledge help us control mosquitoes? This one is linked to the reduction of shade, but we are going to focus on the second part of the equation: water. If you use a sprinkler to water your yard, make sure you only give your lawn what it needs, and position the sprinklers so they don't dampen the ground in wooded areas. Check your exterior spigots and hoses to make sure there are no leaks. And address anything in your yard that is allowing shaded locations to become moist.

Stagnant Water

This the most important of all. If you have stagnant water in your yard, you're going to be producing mosquitoes. Mosquitoes only need an inch of water to breed in. They'll use still water that is being contained by a clog in your gutter system. They'll use a puddle that forms next to your home after it rains. They'll use rainwater that has collected on an object in your yard. It takes a few days for mosquitoes to fully develop from egg to adult (flying) mosquito.

How does this knowledge help us control mosquitoes? When you actively reduce stagnant water in your yard, you reduce mosquitoes. Inspect your yard and remove any conditions that allow water to sit for days. If you have a birdbath, change the water weekly to prevent eggs from developing into fully formed adult mosquitoes. If you have a tire swing, poke a hole in the bottom to keep mosquitoes from breeding in the tire. If you have a kiddie pool, turn it over when the kids aren't using it. If your kids leave a frisbee lying on the ground, store it away. When you work to remove mosquito breeding sites, you have a big impact on the number of mosquitoes in your yard.

When you partner with a pest management professional, your PMP will help you identify mosquito breeding sites and also treat still water resources with a larvicide that will prevent mosquito development.

Mosquito control is a process that takes effort but, when you have ongoing seasonal mosquito service, it takes a whole lot less effort. Treating mosquito resting sites not only eliminates adult mosquitoes on your property, it prevents those mosquitoes from breeding in your neighborhood, so you don't have to worry if your neighbors have a lot of breeding sites in their yards.

If you live in North Carolina, and you've never tried mosquito service, give it a shot and find out what a difference it can make.

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<p><strong>Q:</strong> What are the benefits of green pesticides, when compared to more conventional pesticides?</p>
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<p><strong>Q:</strong> Really? Less effective?</p>
<p><strong>A:</strong> Yes. Because they aren&rsquo;t standardized there&rsquo;s a lot more product variability. We can&rsquo;t say for sure that they&rsquo;re all less effective, we&rsquo;ve just found that they don&rsquo;t always do the job as well as other pesticides.<br><br></p>
<p><strong>Q:</strong> Would you recommend using them?</p>
<p><strong>A:</strong> We wouldn&rsquo;t recommend using something with so little oversight.</p>
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<p>We all know that mosquitoes cause itchy welts. But there isn't a whole lot we can do about that. We're going to get bitten if we go into a location that has lots of mosquitoes. For most of us, the threat of itchy bites doesn't keep us from enjoying life. We just shrug it off. But we shouldn't. If you're a shrugger, you should know that mosquitoes spread many illnesses that we mistake for the flu or the common cold. If you'd like to be sick less, one of the best ways to do so is to prevent bites. Mosquito bite prevention can actually have a dramatic impact on how many bites you receive. Mosquito bites aren't as inevitable as you may think.</p>
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<p>Spray repellent on your skin or on your clothing to ward off bites.</p>
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<p>Use a repellent with oil of lemon eucalyptus if you prefer a natural option.</p>
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<p>If you'll be in a location that has lots of mosquitoes, consider wearing clothing that has mosquito netting.</p>
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<p>A good breeze will keep mosquitoes off you much better than the smoke from a campfire. If you're having a cookout in your backyard, consider running an extension cord and putting some fans outside. That will push those mosquitoes away.</p>
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<p>Wear bright colors to make it harder for mosquitoes to lock onto you.</p>
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<p>Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants to give mosquitoes less skin to target.</p>
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<p><strong>The Shut-In</strong></p>
<p>We all know that mosquitoes can carry diseases. You may even know that those illnesses go far beyond Zika, West Nile, yellow fever, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, and other well-known viruses. You may understand that there is a long list of mosquito-borne diseases that can cause encephalitis. And if you know that encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, you may have decided that you're never going to go out of your home again. If you're a shut-in, you should know that mosquitoes aren't born with pathogens. They contract them from animals or humans. Most of the mosquitoes that bite you are mosquitoes that hatch on or near your property because mosquitoes don't travel very far, generally. That means you can seriously affect how many bites you get by investing in <a href="/mosquito-control">mosquito reduction</a> for your property.</p>
<p>If you live in our North Carolina service area, <a href="/contact-us">give us a call today</a> to get started with professional mosquito control you can trust.</p>
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