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Mosquito prevention

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 to feed from. Or worse, you may wake up with a new mosquito bite or two.

The most effective way to get rid of mosquitoes is to arrange treatments by fully licensed pest control professionals. Ehrlich Pest Control offers specialized and effective mosquito control services to get rid of mosquitoes during all life stages. We want to help you get back to enjoying your yard, pest-free.

Do not take any chances with mosquitoes! Call the experts at Ehrlich at 800-837-5520 for more advice or use our online contact form to request an appointment.


Preventing mosquitoes in your yard

Mosquito breeding sites are commonly found in your backyard. Sometimes the most unexpected spots could actually have the ideal breeding conditions. The most successful way to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate the source of the problem. Water is crucial for mosquito eggs to develop and hatch, and by getting rid of stagnant water, you can help to control the presence of new adult mosquitoes. Below are six key ways to prevent mosquitoes from making a home in your yard:

  1. Get rid of standing water - Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs, so dump out any standing water in flower pots, bird baths or places that water collects, including gutters. 
  2. Agitate water - If you have lawn decorations or fish ponds that require water, adding an agitator will stop mosquitoes from laying eggs there.
  3. Install fans outdoors - When sitting on your porch or patio use a couple of fans to stir the air. This will deter mosquitoes because they are such weak flyers. 
  4. Add fish to fish ponds - There are some species of fish that eat mosquito larvae almost exclusively. Adding these fish to your fish ponds can eliminate mosquitoes before they grow wings, reach adulthood, and start flying around looking for a blood meal.
  5. Trim vegetation - During the heat of the day, mosquitoes spend their time resting on low-lying vegetation to avoid drying out.
  6. Move play equipment and patio furniture - Move all equipment and patio furniture away from dense foliage areas. Mosquitoes like to hide in these areas, and being close to them will make it easier for mosquitoes to bite you.

Prevent mosquitoes in your house

It is bad enough when you have mosquitoes in your backyard, preventing you from going outdoors. It’s even worse when mosquitoes manage to fly inside your home. Follow these three tips to prevent mosquitoes from getting in your house!

  1. Use ceiling fans to keep air moving around the room. 
  2. Install screens in all your windows to block off their access inside your home. Screens should be bug tight or 18x18 strands per inch.
  3. Be careful opening doors when you leave your house. Mosquitoes can fly in without you even realizing.

Protect yourself against mosquitoes

You may have done all of the property maintenance to prevent mosquitoes, but there are still chances you can get bit. To reduce the risk of mosquito bites, you can change some of your own habits.

  • Avoid outdoor activities during peak mosquito times – from dusk to dawn.
  • Wear light colored clothing as mosquitoes are generally more attracted to dark colors.
  • Wear long sleeve shirts, pants, and socks to reduce the amount of skin exposed.
  • Use EPA-registered insect repellents to protect yourself if you cannot avoid outdoor activities.


Ehrlich gets rid of mosquitoes

Ehrlich Technicians can treat your backyard so that you can enjoy the outdoors at all times of the day without having to worry about mosquito bites. Our solutions reduce the populations of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito reproduction. They are fast-acting, long-lasting, and odor-free.

The first step is to contact your local Ehrlich office and speak to one of our specialists. We'll do a property inspection and provide you with the treatment recommendations to get rid of mosquitoes and to prevent them from returning.

Call Ehrlich today at 800-837-5520 for more advice on how to get rid of mosquitoes and for professional treatment.

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