The Trick To Effective Mosquito Control For Your Bronx Property
Have you and your family ever been enjoying your backyard in the evening only to have it ruined by swarms of annoying mosquitoes? Their buzzing is high and whiny, their bites leave itchy red welts, and they come in seemingly unconquerable numbers. But did you know that mosquitoes aren’t just annoying? They’re dangerous, too. That’s why it’s so important for you to take the proper steps to limit your family’s exposure to these pests. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your property – act today!
The Basic Mosquito Need-To-Knows
Mosquitoes are one of the most prevalent pests on the planet. They have long, thin legs; scaly wings, and tube-like mouthparts for feeding. Mosquitoes tend to grow anywhere from 3/8th of an inch to 1/2 an inch in length.
When it comes to biting humans, only female mosquitoes are at fault. That is because the females require a certain protein found in human (and animal) blood to produce viable eggs. Males, meanwhile, feed on sugars which can be found in plant nectar and other areas.
Mosquitoes also require standing water to lay eggs. This could be ponds, marshes, or even a clogged gutter. Therefore, any standing water on your property could quite literally be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
More Than Just A Nuisance: The Dangers Of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes aren’t just obnoxious pests that leave us with itchy red welts. Mosquitoes are considered to be the most dangerous pest in the world. That is because mosquitoes are known to transmit a large variety of bloodborne diseases as they feed on numerous hosts.
Some diseases that mosquitoes are known to transmit include, but are not limited to, malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, and several variants of encephalitis. As a result of the negative consequences presented by these diseases, you should take every measure you can to limit the number of mosquitoes around your property to protect yourself and your family members.
The Dos and Don’ts Of Mosquito Prevention
When it comes to mosquito prevention, there are a wide variety of sprays and citronella candles that you can buy over-the-counter. However, these products only provide temporary relief and do not address the root of the problem. Spraying your clothing with products containing CDC approved repellants such as DEET and picaridin will help keep mosquitoes off of you, but it won't limit their numbers at the source. It's like fixing a leaky dam with duct tape. Sure, it might work for a bit, but sooner or later, water is going to get through.
That’s why the best thing you can do to prevent mosquitoes is to make your property less hospitable and less attractive to them. You can do this by removing all areas of standing water and by following these tips:
- Fill in any low-lying areas in the yard.
- Fill any holes in the driveway.
- Remove any clogs from gutters.
- Remove any upturned lids or anything else that may collect water.
- Keep lawn well-manicured.
- Trim back any vegetation or shrubs around your property.
- Use window and door screens.
- Fix any holes in screens.
If you can follow these simple tips, you should be able to greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property.
The Best Method To Solving Mosquito Infestations
The unfortunate truth about mosquitoes is that you can take all the preventive measures at your disposal and still have swarms of mosquitoes around your property. If this is the case, don’t continue to suffer. Give the professionals here at Hello Pest Control a call today and ask about our mosquito control options.
We will help to identify any breeding grounds and will work with you to eliminate them so that your property remains mosquito-free. Don’t let your property be overrun with dangerous mosquitoes. Give us a call today!