Pied Piper Pest Control provides high-quality pest control in Garden City, and we’re excited to provide a step-by-step guide to mosquito-proofing your yard.
We all know just how annoying mosquitoes are when you’re trying to enjoy some time in the backyard, but fortunately, controlling mosquito problems and keeping them away is within reach. The very first step in this process is to gain a better understanding of why mosquitoes do what they do.
Understanding Mosquito Behavior: The First Step To Mosquito-Proofing
While it’s easy to get the impression that all mosquitoes in Garden City are out for blood, only female mosquitoes bite humans, and that’s because female mosquitoes need the nutrients from our blood to produce eggs. But what attracts mosquitoes to humans? When out looking for a blood meal, female mosquitoes are particularly attracted to people wearing dark-colored clothing and people who are moving. These aren’t the only factors that attract mosquitoes, but they’re definitely two of the most important. And of course, mosquitoes specifically try to bite exposed skin. They aren’t able to successfully bite and drink blood through clothing.
To effectively reproduce, female mosquitoes then need to deposit their eggs in standing water, where the eggs can hatch and progress to the larval stage. This is perhaps the most important aspect of mosquito behavior to understand. If your yard provides mosquitoes with standing water, then you are inviting a mosquito problem, and a mosquito problem inherently involves mosquito-borne diseases.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger
Whichdiseases you can get from mosquitoes depends on your geographical location and the species of mosquito, but as a whole, mosquitoes can carry a wide range of germs that can spread various diseases.
These mosquito-borne diseases include:
- West Nile virus
- LaCrosse encephalitis
- Western equine encephalitis
- Jamestown Canyon virus
Certain individuals may develop a serious illness after contracting one of these diseases through a mosquito bite, which is precisely why mosquitoes pose a serious danger. If you notice serious symptoms following a mosquito bite, contact a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
The Key To Mosquito Control: Proactive Measures For Prevention
Now that we’ve shared some key information on how mosquitoes behave and the health risk they pose to humans, let’s really get down to business. Here are some measures you can take to keep mosquitoes away.
The most important thing you can do by far is to monitor, and ideally eliminate, any standing water around your house. It might be a small fish pond or a clogged gutter or a wheelbarrow that happens to catch the rain. Whatever it is, overturn it to remove the standing water. In the case of a water installation like a pond, agitate the water with a pump system to make it less appealing to mosquitoes.
Keep your lawn well trimmed to eliminate potential mosquito hiding places. Also, make sure your window screens are intact to keep mosquitoes out of your Garden City home. You may also want to purchase mosquito-deterring lights and torches to discourage mosquitoes from disrupting your backyard fun.
Next, here’s how to not get bitten by mosquitoes. Avoid wearing dark-colored clothing. Focus on light clothing with a loose fit. For extra protection, apply a safe bug spray to any exposed skin.
Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results
Pied Piper Pest Control has a sophisticated mosquito control system that uses all-natural treatment products that pose no health risk for adults, children, and pets. For ongoing control, we also provide education regarding long-term mosquito control in Garden City.
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Garden City. We’ll be happy to help you out.
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