It's Not Too Late to Prepare for Mosquito Season

It's Not Too Late to Prepare for Mosquito Season

Most people are really glad to see spring coming around after a long, cold winter, because it means warmer weather and it means there will be fewer hassles from winter snow and winds. However, it’s not all good news when springtime comes around, since heavy rainfalls and the increasing temperature can give rise to pests such as mosquitoes, which find their breeding grounds in pools of water.
Once your area is already infested with mosquitoes, there isn’t much you can do to get rid of them, other than to swat them like everyone else. However, there are certainly some things you can do to prevent them from accumulating in your area, so that no infestation ever occurs, and so you won’t be bothered by them as soon as the temperature hits 50°F.

Keep your yard well maintained

Make sure to remove any old tires or other kinds of debris in your yard which can collect water. If there are any dips or depressions in your yard which fill up during a rainfall, you might want to fill these up so as to discourage the breeding of mosquitoes. If you have a pond in your yard, a good strategy would be to put some fish or minnows in the pond, because these will feed on the mosquito larvae and keep the population under control.

Clear out drains and gutters

You should be aware that mosquitoes don’t really need a big pond of water in order to breed, and in fact all they really need is a thimbleful of water. If your gutters and drains become cluttered with fallen leaves, there could easily be a buildup of melted snow or ice in them, and that would provide all the breeding requirements a mosquito needs. Make sure your gutters and drains are flowing freely, so the water doesn’t build up in them.

Remove all standing water

When snow is melting off from the wintertime, or as springtime rains begin to fall, make sure to prevent a buildup of standing water in any places around your household. Check out birdbaths, old tires, trashcan lids, kiddy pools, and any other objects which could potentially hold even a little bit of water for mosquitoes to breed in. Keep in mind that any water which stays in place for a week will provide an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Get professional help

If you have any concerns at all about the potential for mosquitoes to be breeding in your yard or anywhere around the premises, you should engage the services of a pest removal professional. Taking this kind of prevention step will generally eliminate any kind of possibility for a mosquito infestation. A trained professional will know where mosquitoes might be breeding, and can go directly to those areas to eliminate the possibility.

After surveying your premises, a skilled professional will be able to treat all potential areas of infestation, so that you can enjoy your spring and summer free of the nuisance which mosquitoes bring. If you’re wondering who to call for help, you should contact the experienced professionals at Skeeter Force, who will provide all the expertise needed to help you avoid a summer plagued by mosquitoes.