How to Prepare for Mosquito Season
After a cold winter spent in the house, the assurance of warmer climate that comes with spring is something unmatched. That being said, spring’s longer days sunny skies, as well as aromatic flowers, also come with mosquitoes which are its major significant. The blend of occasional showers and warmer weather provided a haven for the breeding of these annoying pests. Moreover, as numerous places around the country are beginning to see warmer weather stretch out during fall as well, mosquitoes also tend to lurk for extended periods now. With that in mind, while most of us think that summer is the season when mosquitoes invade our homes, for a numerous parts of the country, there are benefits in preparing all year round. There is no defined date defining the opening or close of mosquito season. What transpires in this period is that, temperatures in summer go past 50 degrees which encouraging mosquitoes to come out and play where they hang around up to when the weather cools. So how do get ready for mosquito season?
The best practice of keeping mosquitoes out of your home is by ensuring that your yard has no still water. You want to eliminate the water as it is known to attract mosquitoes. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and even the smallest amount water available is enough for them to reproduce. With that in mind, it is best that you clear any rainwater that is amassed in the garden. You should also ensure that there is no water accumulated in buckets, flowerpots, pool covers, and pet food bowls as they are notorious for collecting rainwater. Also mosquitoes easily target birdbaths too and you ought to remove all of these. You should act fast considering that mosquito eggs mature quickly into nymphs.
On top of that, consider clearing your home’s gutters and drains. Gutters are prone to clutter from the fallen leaves that accumulate all through fall and winter. This traps rainwater providing the conditions for the breeding of mosquitoes.
The aromatic smoke of incense as well scented candles keeps away mosquitoes, so consider burning some. It is advisable that you position them close to your home’s entry points and burn them before mosquitoes start appearing. They will help in stopping the pests from entering your home.
Call on experts if you are running out of effective option to eliminate the mosquitoes. The expert should have the right expertise and a permit proving proficiency in mosquito and pest removal. During the inspection, the individual should aid you in pinpointing areas that are breeding grounds that you may have overlooked and also offer solutions to eradicate them.