Summertime and mosquitoes seem to go hand in hand. We’ve all had picnics and other outdoor events practically ruined by swarms of biting mosquitoes. They are relentless and can be a huge source of irritation during our summer activities. However, there are things you can do to cut down on mosquito population in your area, including making summer maintenance for these and other pests a regular part of your routine. Instead of spending lots of money on DIY fixes such as citronella candles, zappers, bug spray or swatters, consider using preventative pest control measures to eliminate mosquito population inside your house and outside around your property.
Why Do I Need Pest Control For Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes have to have water in order to breed. They look for standing water in ditches, flowerpots, clogged gutters, birdbaths and even kiddie pools. Even an old tire lying around can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes if it collects rain water. Professional pest control can identify problem areas and control the swarms with higher grade chemicals that you will not have access to. They also know what is safe for your pets.
What Can I Do To Control Mosquitoes?
There are several steps you should take that will help tremendously with insect problems, including mosquitoes.
Get rid of standing water as much as you can. If there are items that you cannot drain, then at least change the water often. Turn over flowerpots, buckets or other items that collect water.
Trim areas that are overgrown, shady and moist. This will help prevent infestations.
Don’t let them in your home! Keep windows and doors closed and don’t allow kids to leave doors hanging open when they go outside. If you do open your windows, make sure you have screens that fit tightly with no cracks, tears or holes in them. Repair cracks around doorways.
Citronella candles and bug zappers can help during outdoor activities, but one of the best tips for that summer picnic is to point fans where you see swarms. Mosquitoes don’t fly well against moving air and the fans will push them out of the area you and your friends are gathered in. Remember that mosquitoes also carry disease, so it’s important to address the problem with a professional company. Don’t try to buy bug control products at your hardware center; it’s futile for actually controlling the problem. You will need pest control technicians who know how to actually reduce the mosquito population. Don’t let this summer’s events be ruined by pesky insects! Set up your appointment today before summer gets going!
AAA Pest Control
Myrtle Beach, SC