Mosquitoes are one of the most—if not the most—dangerous insects in the world when it comes to directly threatening humans. Although some parts of the world are more at risk than others, mosquitoes are known to carry and transmit a number of dangerous diseases—West Nile virus, yellow fever, dengue fever, and encephalitis, to name a few. In less serious cases, mosquitoes remain a nuisance pest by biting people and invading outdoor spaces.
Prep your house for mosquito season
What are Chikungunya & West Nile viruses?
Mosquito bite prevention & treatment
Where are mosquitoes found?
In order to reproduce and grow their populations, mosquitoes need a source of standing water. For this reason, some of the most common areas they are found include:
- Old tarps
- Tree holes
- Clogged gutters
- Garbage receptacles
- Window wells
- Swimming pool covers
How to prevent mosquitoes
Preventing mosquitoes can seem like an uphill battle, especially in the summer when they’re out in full force. Still, there are a number of things you can do to lessen the risk of having them on your property. First, it’s important to remove sources of standing water around your property, or else keep a close eye on them. Some other tips include ensuring your windows and screens are properly sealed, planting lavender or lemongrass on your property, and keeping a tidy, cut lawn.
Preventing mosquito bites requires advanced planning, as well. Unless you are wearing long-sleeved clothing or armed with repellent, it’s best to avoid going outdoors at dusk during peak mosquito months.
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Even though you’ve done all you can to prevent them, you’re still dealing with large numbers of mosquitoes in your yard. What now? Eliminating mosquitoes can be a complex, lengthy process and each infestation requires a unique approach. Springer Professional Home Services is dedicated to using mosquito preventing and control techniques that are safe for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more!
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