Why Mosquitoes Could Become a Problem in Spring and Summer
March 28, 2019
Spring is coming and so are some dangerous pests that you will want to be ready for. Some of the worst spring and summer pests are those pesky mosquitoes. The eggs that stayed undisturbed in water throughout the winter will hatch, and adult female mosquitoes will be looking for places to lay more eggs. Warm temperatures, rain, humidity, and moisture around your home are all contributing factors that make your home prime real estate for them.
It is important to start a mosquito prevention plan now, in order to stop them from inundating your property in large numbers this summer. And mosquitoes don't only bite and leave itchy bumps, they can carry and transmit a variety of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms including fever, chills, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, body pain, lethargy, and other symptoms that can be dangerous or fatal.
You can start avoiding mosquitoes by wearing effective repellent and long-sleeved shirts and pants each time you go outside. More importantly, you really should remove all sources of standing water that will attract mosquitoes. They can lay their eggs in small amounts of water collected in toys, tools, tarps, wheelbarrows, puddles, clogged gutters, and a variety of other items.
Be sure your rain gutters allow for water to run and drain freely. You should change bird bath water often, pick up tools and toys that collect water, and empty kiddie pools daily. Plant citronella grass, lavender, geraniums, lemon balm, mint, catnip, sage, basil, rosemary, and/or marigolds around your yard to repel mosquitoes.
If you want a drastic reduction in mosquito activity on your property, enlisting the help of a professional pest management service is the way to go. Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators is here to help by using our effective mosquito misting system that includes our one-time event treatment or seasonal mosquito and tick treatment plan.
Year-Round seasonal mosquito control is best because it will drastically reduce the mosquito population each season, and allow you to enjoy your yard more freely. Your yard will be the envy of the neighborhood, where you and your family and friends can enjoy barbeques, picnics, parties, and outdoor events without having to constantly battle an army of potentially dangerous mosquitoes. Fewer mosquitoes mean fewer bites and in turn less of a risk of mosquito-borne illnesses.
Call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to find out more about our mosquito control options.