Mosquitoes cause problems for everyone in their yards each year. They’re not only nuisances but also spreaders of various diseases such as the Zika virus. They silently land on both humans and animals, plunging their proboscis into the skin and draining enough blood to fill their bellies. If you’re the victim of a mosquito infestation, you can do a few things to stop them from taking over your yard.
4 Ways to Stop Mosquito Infestations
Remove any stagnant water from your yard.
Female mosquitoes are attracted to and lay their eggs in water. If you have water in a birdbath, a dog dish or a flowerpot, you’re increasing the risk of mosquito infestations. It’s best to drain any water from the objects in your yard to put an end to mosquito breeding sites.
Cut back the shrubs and weeds.
Mosquitoes hunt for food in the morning and evening. When they’re resting during the heat of the day, they spend their time on the leaves of shrubs and weeds. They may also rest on overgrown grasses in your yard. Maintaining your lawn will eliminate their resting spots and send them somewhere else.
Pick up the trash around your property.
Clutter and trash attract pests of all types, including mosquitoes. They can find water in old cans or crumpled plastic bags and use these sites to breed. You should remove any trash and clutter from your property to reduce the mosquito population.
Have a professional treat the yard.
Professional pest control technicians use the most effective treatments for mosquitoes. They know where to spray and how to treat infestations at the source. Professional technicians will also identify any troublesome spots in your yard and help you to keep mosquitoes away during the peak season.
Get Rid of Mosquitoes for Good
If mosquitoes continue to infiltrate your yard, seek assistance from the professionals. Florida Pest Control Center can help to kill mosquitoes on your property and to stop them from congregating on bushes, trees and the grass. Taking preventative steps and working with professional pest control technicians will give you a mosquito-free yard throughout the year.