What Is the Best Way to Control Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes can make the spring, summer, and fall months absolutely miserable, especially if your home is near a body of water. And while bug zappers and insect repellents are more of a temporary fix, the best way to control mosquitoes is to form a barrier on your property.
But how do you do that?
Let’s take a look at some of the ways to keep them at bay.
Why Treat For Mosquitoes?
Before we talk about controlling mosquitoes around your home, it’s important to understand the reasons why you should keep your mosquito population from getting too big. First, they’re a nuisance. No matter where you go or what you do, they’ll find you and bite.
Secondly, mosquitoes can transmit a number of different infectious diseases, many of which cause long-term health problems or can be fatal. After they get a piece of you, they travel from host to host, transmitting mosquito-borne diseases, diseases found in Southeast Michigan include:
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Mosquitoes can also affect the local economy. If you live in an area that’s prone to mosquitoes, it can hurt home values and tourism dollars.
Mosquito Breeding Grounds To Look For
There are a few things that attract mosquitoes to be aware of so you can start to reduce your mosquito population. The first step in doing this is to control the areas in which they like to breed.
Mosquitoes can breed anywhere with standing water. As long as there is an inch or more of water, mosquitoes will lay their eggs.
You can prevent a mosquito problem by removing water sources, including:
- Swimming pools
Essentially, areas where their eggs won’t wash downstream. And remember, mosquitoes understand that water can evaporate at a rapid rate, so they often search for deep pools of water to lay their eggs.
Best Way To Control Mosquitoes
To reduce mosquito numbers around your home, form a barrier between you and the bugs.
While at-home sprays can help temporarily ward off mosquitoes, the best way to control mosquitoes is to have a professional apply a powerful spray. That way, you’ll have a barrier in place that prevents mosquitoes from entering backyards in the first place — versus having to fight these insects off after they’re inside the “fence,” so to speak.
A professional team will also know exactly what type of insecticide to use and where to place it.
They’re trained to locate and eliminate your mosquito problem at its source.
Investing in a professional mosquito spray treatment, like those offered by Safari Tree, can protect you and your family all season long.
Our mosquito control is GUARANTEED to kill mosquito larvae. We use proven methods to do this, as well as natural mosquito control. It’s a powerful mist treatment that covers your property without jeopardizing safety.
Contact Safari Tree’s professional pest control services today to get a free estimate.