Families with infants and toddlers should take extra care and precaution on making sure that their houses have the following: clean rooms, well-stored baby food, and proper ventilation in order to avoid big mosquitoes and bite them.
Indeed, these measures are truly necessary to ensure the kid’s general health and well being. But, do we pay more attention to controlling these insects inside our homes?
The answer in most cases would be no. It is true that a lot of time and energies are spent on keeping the house clean at all times. Vacuum cleaners, mops, and other cleaning liquids have made life simpler.
Despite all this, we all tend to pay little attention to mosquitoes, mostly at times when we get bitten. And that’s where a trusty proven to be highly effective in getting rid of mosquitoes becomes rampant and a part of every household routine.
Not all states have active mosquito control systems in place. No matter where you live, you can keep the mosquito problem under control by taking appropriate measures:
- Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Grounds
Mosquito larvae require standing water. One of the best ways to prevent mosquito breeding grounds from forming is by not letting water stand for long periods. Fill in areas where water can pool, and empty water dishes for plants and pets every other day. Don’t forget to clean the gutters around your house.
Make certain that other areas of water on your property circulate frequently. Empty and refill birdbaths every week. Change pool water weekly or have a circulation system put in place.
You can stock ornamental ponds with fish that eat mosquito larvae and/or adult mosquitoes.
Goldfish, koi, minnows, guppies, and mosquito fish are all good choices. If mosquito larvae don’t mature, the next generation of mosquitoes will be smaller.
- Keep the Adults in Check
While eliminating mosquito larvae helps prevent future problems, it doesn’t do anything about the immediate nuisance. There are a variety of commercial mosquito traps that work to eliminate adult mosquitoes.
All traps contain some type of bait and require some periodic maintenance. Although mosquito traps can be effective in controlling the adult population, you must combine them with organized control methods or nearby mosquitoes will eventually refill your property. Using multiple strategies can significantly reduce the breeding population.
- Misting Systems
Neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the American Mosquito Control Association recommends misting systems. These systems are only approved for use with stronger chemicals.
Those chemicals kill mosquitoes and can kill beneficial insects such as honeybees and ladybugs. The dosages these systems use may also be hazardous to pets and children. Even spraying at the right time to kill mosquitoes may kill far more than just the mosquitoes.
Spraying at the wrong time can leave the mosquito population unchecked and do far more harm to other environmental elements. Although mosquito-misting systems can be effective, they should be used by a professional. The best thing to do is to call a mosquito removal company in your area to learn more.