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Steps To Take To Prevent Summer Mosquitoes Around Davenport

May 16, 2019

a disease carrying mosquito prancing down on the bare skin of a davenport resident

With summer right around the corner, we’ll soon be in peak mosquito season. Mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid weather and they can ruin an evening spent in your backyard faster than you can light a citronella candle. The following steps will help you prevent summer mosquitoes around your Davenport lawn.

Why Mosquito Prevention Matters

Everyone knows that mosquitoes are annoying and cause itchy bites, but did you know they can also be dangerous? In fact, mosquitoes aren’t only dangerous; they can be deadly. Worldwide, mosquitoes kill more people every year than any other animal in the world. Here in the US, they spread malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, dengue fever, and more. While not every mosquito carries a disease, there’s no way to know which ones do and which ones don’t. It’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid as many mosquitoes as possible.

Steps To Take To Prevent Summer Mosquitoes Around Davenport

When it comes to mosquito prevention on your Davenport property, the number-one thing you can do is get rid of as much water and moisture as possible. Mosquitoes require standing water to breed, but even small amounts are enough for them to lay and hatch their eggs.

  • Eliminate low spots on your lawn and driveway where water collects.

  • Install good drainage systems around your house.

  • Clean your gutters on a regular basis.

  • Check flower pots, toys, and playground equipment for areas where water could pool.

  • Clean out bird baths at least once a week and don't leave pet water dishes outside.

  • Consider landscaping with crushed rock instead of materials such as mulch that tends to hold water.

  • Plant bushes that repel mosquitoes.

  • Keep vegetation cut back.

  • Keep your lawn trimmed.

Why Mosquito Control Works

While following the steps above can make a big difference in reducing the number of mosquitoes on your property, you may still find yourself with a problem. Mosquitoes are difficult, if not impossible, to eliminate completely. However, with the help of Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, your yard can be almost mosquito-free. Our mosquito control treatments work wonders for two reasons:

  1. We target the areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed. We’ll do a thorough inspection of your property and treat the spots where the eggs are likely to end up.

  2. We target the areas where mosquitoes spend their days. Mosquitoes don’t last long in direct sunlight, so they spend the hottest parts of the day resting in shady areas. Quik-Kill technicians know where to find these resting mosquitoes and that’s where we treat.

With breeding areas treated and the adult mosquitoes taken care of, your lawn can become a pleasant place to spend the evening again. Give Quik-Kill a call to set up one or more mosquito treatments for your Davenport yard.


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