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The first indication of a mosquito problem in your home, could be the familiar buzzing sound of mosquitoes flying around in a room looking for a host (us) to feed from. Or worse, you may wake up with a mosquito bite one day.
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The most successful way to get rid of mosquitoes, and any other pest, is to eliminate the source of the problem.
By eliminating potential breeding sites on your property, you will help to prevent the risk of mosquitoes and minimize your risk in contracting a mosquito-borne disease.
Mosquito breeding sites are commonly found in your backyard. Sometimes the most unexpected sites could be an ideal breeding site for this pest. Water is crucial for mosquito eggs to develop and hatch and by getting rid of water you can help to control the presence of new adult mosquitoes.
Dr. Nancy Troyano, Ehrlich Pest Control's Director of Technical Education and Training, shares 6 things you can do to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.
Keep nearby weeds trimmed and under control - during the day, mosquitoes spend their time resting on low-lying vegetation. They are attracted to the vegetation because of the higher humidity levels, allowing them to survive daytime temperatures without drying out.
Get rid of standing (collected) water - empty water out of wheelbarrows, empty flower pots, watering cans and from any other containers (objects), where water can collect.
Maintain your gutter - check gutters for debris and ensure they drain properly to avoid any areas where water could potentially pool.
Maintain clean, fresh water in birdbaths - change bird bath water at least once per week. Use top-feeding minnows - when used in ornamental ponds, this is a proven method to reduce mosquito larvae.
Change pet water dishes frequently
Keep lawns short - approximately 3″ in height.
Remove, drain or fill natural water cavities - you can use mortar to fill cavities in old tree stumps.
Install a fountain / water agitator - to ponds or larger areas of water mosquitoes prefer not to lay their eggs in moving water!
To avoid the risk of mosquito bites, you can change some of your own habits to greatly reduce your risk.
Ehrlich Pest Control's Director of Technical Education and Training, Dr. Nancy Troyano, shares the most effective ways to prevent mosquitoes.
Avoid outdoor activities - during peak mosquito times from dusk to dawn.
Wear light colored clothing - mosquitoes are generally more attracted to dark colors.
Change your fashion style - swap your shorts and t-shirts for long sleeve shirts and pants, and wear socks to reduce the amount of your exposed skin.
Use insect repellents - if you cannot avoid outdoor activities, use insect repellents (sprays) to protect yourself. Always use repellents with an EPA registration number.
Call Ehrlich at 1-800-837-5520 for further advice on successful mosquito prevention.
It is bad enough when you have mosquitoes in your backyard, which prevent you from going outdoors. It seems almost worse, if mosquitoes have managed to fly inside your home and it feels like your home has been invaded.
Fans - using ceiling fans to keep air moving around the room. Mosquitoes are weak fliers, so this could help to keep them out of a room.
Fit fine mesh screens - install these screens in your doorways and windows to block off their access inside your home. Screens should be bug tight or 18x18 strands per inch.
We provide mosquito prevention services to protect your home from this unwanted pest.
Our service includes the creation of a barrier around your home, building, or designated area that will kill adult mosquitoes that enter when they land to rest.
Avoid mosquitoes before it is too late! Call Ehrlich today at (888) 976-4649 about our mosquito prevention program.
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