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SafePro Pest Control Explains How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Property


Here comes summer and mosquitoes are just waiting to come and ruin your backyard gatherings. Just when you are ready to enjoy the warmer temperatures and nighttime breezes, mosquitoes are there to make sure that they disturb your peace and quiet.

If you’ve ever battled to keep mosquitoes away you understand this frustration. Fortunately, SafePro is here to help.

Not only are mosquitoes annoying pests, but they are also among the most dangerous pests around the world. They are notorious for carrying dangerous diseases like West Nile, Zika, and Malaria.

For your family’s safety and well-being, it is necessary to take precautions against these disease-causing pests.

So how to keep mosquitoes away from your property?

There are a lot of DIY tips out there, and chances are you’ve tried your fair share of them. But as you’ve probably already discovered they typically don’t work as well as advertised.

Let’s take a deep dive into the best practices to keep mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones in and outside the home.

Importance of Mosquito Control In and Around Your Home

Just plain annoying

Mosquitoes are quite annoying as they are persistent at hovering trying to “bite” you.
An effective mosquito control helps you get rid of and prevent mosquitos from bothering you in and outside your home.

From indoor living spaces to the backyard, a mosquito control implementation discourages mosquitoes from your property.

This is why it is key to hire an expert mosquito exterminator so they can implement a more permanent solution to rid your property of mosquitoes.

Prevention from disease-causing pests

Mosquitoes carry more than 35 deadly diseases and take 1.5 million lives every year. Annoying as they are, you may be able to ignore mosquito bites, but you can’t ignore the fact that they can infect you with yellow fever, malaria, West Nile, or Zika.

Due to this critical health factor, it is important to make mosquito treatment essential to safeguard you and your family from deadly bites.

With professional mosquito control, exterminators remove mosquitoes’ habitats and discourage them from entering your property in the first place.

Maintain hygiene

Mosquitoes need water to breed. This means that the more undisturbed the water is, the more they have a chance to lay their eggs. Stagnant water now becomes unhygienic for you and prime real estate for mosquitos.

If you’ve ever tried to enjoy the outdoors where there is mosquito infestation you know just how unhygienic they can be. Constant “biting” means that they are preying on people as they target person to person. A mosquito exterminator uses professional resources to control the infestation and maintain hygiene.

Effective solution to infestation

Mosquitoes need water to breed. This means that the more undisturbed the water is, the more they have a chance to lay their eggs. Stagnant water now becomes unhygienic for you and prime real estate for mosquitos.

If you’ve ever tried to enjoy the outdoors where there is mosquito infestation you know just how unhygienic they can be. Constant “biting” means that they are preying on people as they target person to person. A mosquito exterminator uses professional resources to control the infestation and maintain hygiene.

Safe environment for pets

Besides humans, mosquitoes are also a threat to your pets. While mosquitos do not usually “bite” pets like dogs and cats, their buzzing around can annoy them. Mosquitos may be attracted to pet food and contaminate food that is left outdoors. Also, it is possible your pet may suffer from any number of diseases mosquitos carry if their water or food is infected.

Professional mosquito extermination plays a crucial role in protecting your pets from disease-causing pests by providing pet-friendly ways to eradicate and prevent mosquitos in and around your property.

Mosquito treatment

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Home?

Mosquito Repellents and Traps

Mosquito repellents are one of the primary ways to get rid of troublesome mosquitoes. Repellents use sound, odor, or chemicals to actually repel mosquitos from entering an environment.

Repellents can take many forms from sprays to structural devices. However, they can create a less than desired environment around your home. While they may keep mosquitoes away, they may contain odors or poisons that are harmful to pets and children.

Traps are physical devices that lure and then trap mosquitos so that they are unable to breed. They actually do the opposite of repellents since they need to bring mosquitos in to kill or trap them.

1. Ultrasonic pest control

Ultrasonic devices are typically advertised as a portable, effective, and convenient way to protect against mosquito bites. The ultrasonic waves are claimed to be a deterrent to mosquitos and thus they will avoid any area where ultrasonic waves are located. The limitation here is that ultrasonic waves only carry so far.

Most ultrasonic gadgets are available as keyrings and small devices that you hang. These work as a repellant not a preventer and only deters the mosquito from coming near as long as the device is on.

2. Pest control sprays

Pesticides are among the most common DIY remedies to aid against a mosquito infestation. Sprays are readily available at most garden and hardware stores. They are designed to kill mosquitos where they reside and breed. In some cases, they may not only kill the mosquitoes but also discourage their presence temporarily.

In most instances pest control sprays are effective, but without professional guidance you may not know the most effective places to spray. A professional pest control company also has access to more potent chemicals that are effective longer and they know how to use them safely and effectively.

When using pesticides all of SafePro’s pest control experts utilize the proper PPE materials and follow safety protocols to prevent contamination with human and pet interactions.

3. Repellent lotions and sprays

Bug repellent lotions or sprays meant to use around or on your person are other effective solutions to discourage mosquitos from pestering you. The chemical in the spray creates a repulsive layer on your skin and discourages mosquitoes from “biting”.

Most sprays also use an unpleasant fragrance that has been known to repel mosquitoes.

Bug repellent sprays and lotions offer a temporary option when you want to protect yourself from mosquito bites on the go. The effects are temporary and can be noxious to young children, so be sure and read product guidelines before using them on infants and toddlers.

4. Mosquito traps

Mosquitoes are attracted to light which is why bug zappers and traps can be useful to kill mosquitos. As the mosquito flies around they are drawn to the light and then are either trapped so they can’t fly back out or they are killed with a small electrical volt.

These types of mosquito traps are somewhat effective for backyard mosquito control, but as they are used as a lure first, you need space to set up away from where humans congregate. They are also not intended for use indoors.

Traps work well with additional methods to prevent mosquito infestations in the first place. A pest control professional can discuss the best mosquito trap to use in addition to other pest control methods recommended for your property.

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Natural Ways for Mosquito Treatment

While it’s true that most do-it-yourself mosquito treatments use chemicals to repel or kill mosquitos, some people prefer a more organic option. Natural mosquito treatments vary in effectiveness. Let’s explore some of the more popular natural mosquito treatments.
  1. Mosquito repulsive plants

  2. While it’s true that some plants keep bugs away from your home, their effectiveness varies greatly. Plants like rosemary, citronella grass, basil, catnip, and lavender have been known to have bug repellent qualities. The plus side is that these fragrant plants can fill your home or patio with fragrances while keeping mosquitoes away.

    The biggest benefit of mosquito repellent plants is that they are natural sources and do not contain harmful chemicals. They create a healthy environment in your backyard and work to keep mosquitoes away from your home in a convenient and healthier way.

  3. Natural repellents

  4. Natural repellents are another natural way of mosquito treatment. Natural repellents such as vinegar, camphor, peppermint, and garlic water are said to have mosquito repellent qualities.

    These types of natural repellents can be found in your local grocery stores. However, keep in mind that this kind of natural mosquito repellent does not kill the mosquitoes. For a more effective and permanent solution, a professional mosquito exterminator will be able to offer guidance in this area.

  5. Discourage habitats

  6. Discouraging mosquito habitats is the best answer to keep mosquitoes away from your property. Mosquitoes love to find moist soil and water to create their habitats. Your garden and backyard are excellent locations to provide anything a mosquito needs.

    By keeping a neat and tidy yard and garden, you’re making your home less appealing to mosquitos. Cutting grass, clearing overgrown flower beds, and removing yard debris will discourage mosquito habitats.

    Mosquitoes will leave your property naturally when they do not have a good place to hide, nest, and breed.

  7. Clear standing water

  8. Standing water attracts mosquitoes as they need it to breed and lay their eggs. As mosquito eggs hatch, mosquito larvae inhabit the water to grow into adults and become the flying pests we’re used to seeing. Water that remains undisturbed such as in potted plants, old tires, and pools are big attractions for mosquito infestations.

    Clear standing water in all the sources. Consider using a water aerator for fountains and ponds to keep water from becoming stagnant. Don’t forget about gutters which could easily house stagnant water if they become clogged.

    A professional pest control company can evaluate your home and property and recommend areas that need clearing to prohibit mosquitos from setting up habitats.

  9. Essential oils

  10. Some essential oils like eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, soybean oil, and neem oil are claimed to have mosquito repelling qualities. Essential oils are natural and are generally safe to use on and around humans.

    You might find mosquito repelling essential oils in candles, stickers, or sprays. Like other repellents you might find for purchase in stores, these are generally designed to temporarily repel mosquitoes. For a more permanent solution, consult a professional pest control expert.

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes? Ask a Professional

There are various methods to repel mosquitos and prevent an infestation, but they may not be effective or may be more costly over time.

If you have annoying mosquitoes around your property, contact a pest control professional like SafePro, for effective extermination.

Here are some considerations when seeking help from a pest control service provider to get rid of a mosquito infestation:
  1. Regular Pest Control

  2. Mosquito infestations can happen anytime throughout the season. It is recommended that you schedule regular visits from an expert pest control service provider to protect your home from mosquitoes.

    For best results, you should schedule routine visits from a pest control expert to make sure that the selected treatment is working effectively.

    Routine maintenance is truly the best way to stay on top of mosquitos and other pests. Not all pest control methods are designed to get rid of pests permanently.

  3. Residential Mosquito Treatment

  4. An expert pest control company will hire exterminators that are familiar with treating residential properties. They consider how the resident uses the living spaces – indoor and outdoor – when recommending a treatment plan.

    Whether using backpack foggers, traps, or misting tanks, a pest control expert will recommend the best method for your needs.

    When contacting an exterminator, ask which methods they use and if they have testimonies from customers who have seen success.

  5. Explore services online

  6. During your search on how to keep mosquitoes away, you’ll likely discover many pest control companies that service your area.

    While you may find information online regarding services, you’ll want to reach out to the company personally to ask questions that are relevant to your situation.

    Many companies that appear local may actually contract out a third party to treat your home. You could wind up paying more or hiring a company that isn’t completely familiar with the kinds of pests that inhabit your area.

  7. Mosquito exterminator experience

  8. Asking questions is the best way to get a feel if a particular pest control company is a good fit for you. Find out how many years they have been in business and how long they have been treating mosquitos.

    Are they qualified and trained to treat or use certain products? Ask if they have testimonials from customers that have used their mosquito treatments in the past.

    At SafePro, we only hire expertly trained and licensed pest control experts. They are also bonded and insured to offer peace of mind to our customers. We demand our pest control experts who completes a visit to your home utilize the white-glove treatment so that your home is left spotless.

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Hiring a professional pest control expert is the best method to get rid of mosquitos in and around your property.

Make sure that you consider someone that has expert mosquito extermination experience that can offer you effective protection from these troublesome pests. Not only will they work hard to remove the infestation from your home but also discourage mosquitoes in the future.

SafePro is your number one choice for pest control. Browse our website to know more about our experience and commitment to serving our community.

We encourage you to contact us and let us help you get rid of mosquitoes for good.
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