Mosquitoes have long been a problem by many households due to the vast range of deadly diseases that this insect transmits. Some of which are dengue fever, yellow fever, and malaria, and the need to get rid of mosquitoes remains a task for many pest control companies.
They tend to be active during the summer and warm days and the female kind of this insect feed on the blood of other animals and also of human beings and at the same time transmits the viruses that cause the deadly diseases into the animal or human.
Because of this, these insects are regarded as one of the top animals to hit the pest control list.
To prevent the infestation on a home and its surroundings, keep the area clean and throw away stagnant water. This can provide a breeding ground for the larvae and eggs of mosquitoes and so water from gutters, birdbaths, plant trays, and fountains must be discarded right away.
Keep the outdoors dirt-free. Never allow mosquitoes to look for their new breeding ground. Eliminate all stagnant waters, a mass of cut grasses and dried leaves as well as discarded cans and dug-outs.
Maintain an orderly surrounding by keeping rain gutters unclogged and free from leaves. Garbage bins and other containers stored outside our homes should be kept clean all the time.
Also, check if downspouts and other drainage areas are working well. Plant pots should always be free from water as this may invite mosquitoes to lay eggs. If possible, eliminate things that can hold water which includes discarded cans and tires.
Another way of controlling mosquitoes is through fogging. This method can be very effective if you are planning for outdoor activity. A thermal fogger works best for residential homes and small businesses.
Cold foggers, on the other hand, are ideal for warehouses and other outdoor areas with unwanted pests to get rid of. Apart from these, you can also hire a professional pest controller who could help you out with ponds and ditches around your area.
Also, regularly cut the grasses and weeds in the garden as they can be breeding grounds as well. This way, mosquito bites are avoided and more importantly, the risk of getting deadly diseases is prevented. This is the best way of exterminating mosquitoes-prevention.
For mosquitoes to not enter inside the house, screens of doors and windows should have no visible tears and holes. For damaged ones, they should be replaced right away. White light bulbs used outdoors should be replaced with yellow-colored ones as these attract fewer mosquitoes.
For personal use, body lotions designed to repel mosquitoes are readily available. Some are even gentle enough to be used by children and babies.
They can be easily avoided, however, by observing good cleaning habits and proper pest control. By making the necessary precautions and being extra careful, preventing mosquitoes from dwelling and breeding in and around the house will then be achieved with ease.