It has been very wet this Mosquito season and as much as we may not like the rainy season these rainy days won’t end anytime soon. It’s important to know a few things about mosquitoes to keep your family bite-free because mosquitoes, on the other hand, Love the rainy season!
Mosquitoes look for standing water or puddles to lay their eggs. Damp, wet weather conditions translate to plenty of opportunities that set the stage for the ideal environment for mosquitoes and breeding. Although we don’t have the power to control the weather that creates these perfect conditions for mosquitoes, there are some things you can do to bite back and protect yourself from mosquitoes in your yard.
10 Things You Can do…
- Top Turf Mosquito Reduction Service- Our mosquito reduction program will eliminate mosquitoes in your lawn and allow you the peace of mind to enjoy the lawn and not have to worry about sprays and expensive candles and lanterns.
- Landscape maintenance. Trim trees, bushes, and shrubs to reduce hiding places for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes rest during the day, usually on the undersides of vegetation.
- Stagnant water. The smallest amount of water allows mosquitoes to breed. Eliminate standing water in items around the yard and change the water in birdbaths and pet bowls often.
- Flowerpots – Pour out stagnant water from flower pots and planters.
- Baby Pool – Don’t let water sit on baby pools for long periods of time.
- Birdbath – Frequently change out the water in birdbaths.
- Tires – Drill holes in the bottom of tire swings and wheel barrels to allow water to drain.
- Buckets – Remove water collecting in buckets and toys.
- Ponds – Keep ponds adequately treated.
- Swimming Pools– Keep treated and correct chemicals in the water.