Mosquitoes are more than just a backyard nuisance. Mosquitoes are biting insects that feed off the blood of humans or other animals to create viable eggs and reproduce. After a mosquito bites and feeds, they leave red, itchy bumps, and can even transmit deadly diseases.
Drain Standing Water
An essential step for any homeowner to reduce the mosquito population around their house is to drain any standing water. Mosquitoes need water to survive because still water is where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Be on the lookout for any areas that may collect water. Emptying bird baths regularly, cleaning out gutters so that water doesn’t get trapped, and fixing landscaping so there are no low spots where water can pool will help reduce the available locations for mosquitoes to breed.
Discard Trash or Debris
Another great tip is to remove from your yard any trash or debris that may unknowingly collect water and create mosquito breeding grounds. Tires are notorious for collecting water and are often forgotten by homeowners because the water is not easily seen inside. Throw away any old, unused tires and store any spare tires in a place where water cannot get inside.
Hire a Professional
Finally, removing mosquito breeding sites is not enough. You still need to deal with the adults, which may require the help of a professional. Professional services are typically provided monthly and are an essential part to eradicating mosquitoes in your lawn. As an added bonus, mosquito treatments will also kill other backyard pests such as ants, fleas, and ticks. However, a good professional will take care when spraying insecticides to ensure that helpful insects, such as honey bees, are not harmed or killed.
By following these 3 tips and contacting our team of pest control professionals here at Pest Solutions, you will successfully control the mosquito population of your yard so you can get back to utilizing it for outdoor activities.