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

No pest is more frustrating than a mosquito. From itchy bites to their ability to spread disease, this is exactly the type of insect you want to keep away from your home. Unfortunately, they frequently breed on people’s property, creating a need for backyard mosquito control especially this coming mosquito season.

Identifying Breeding Grounds

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. The larvae stay here, feeding on plankton until they become adults. For this reason, water is your enemy in backyard mosquito control. The source doesn’t have to be large–pet dishes, planters, fish ponds, drainage ditches, and even puddles inside old tires are enough to shelter a mosquito’s brood.
If you can eliminate these conditions, you can limit their activity. Accomplishing this isn’t always possible, such as in the case of decorative ponds or fountains, and other measures may be necessary.
Now that it’s summer and apparently a mosquito season, mosquitoes are everywhere from your home and yard to your vacation spot and summer home. So, what can you do to avoid them?

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Treat your Property

Backpack Fogger is one of the most popular services offered by Safe Pro Pest Control. Contrary to what most people think, this isn’t fumigation. The air breaks up so it creates a fog that covers the entire area of a plant — both the top and underneath the leaves.

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Get rid of Standing Water

Since mosquitoes in Texas breed in damp environments, rid your yard of any standing water. Turn over open containers or drill holes to promote drainage. Regularly change the water in birdbaths and install a rainwater drainage system.
Common areas you should inspect for stagnant water include gutters, downspout extensions, planters and pots, tires, tarps, and open trash cans and lids. 

Regularly tip and clean these objects to prevent water from pooling. You should also walk the perimeter of your property after it rains to locate areas that puddle.

If you are already in the midst of mosquito season, it is best to call a professional pest control service to treat these areas with larvicide. However, if you are taking preventative action, correct any drainage issues in your yard so water cannot stand for days after a rainstorm.

Maintain Your Yard

Mosquitoes find shelter in grass, weeds, and leaves. Clean out your gutters, mow your lawn and remove piles of leaves and mulch; don’t give them a place to hide.
In addition to moisture, mosquitoes also like shade. Keeping your trees and bushes cut back limits the areas they can use for habitats. You’ll also want to keep your lawn trimmed and free from tall weeds to reduce resting spots. Since you probably don’t want to fully remove the foliage placed around your property, calling a pest control service to spray these areas is the most effective way of keeping mosquitoes off your lawn.

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Protect Yourself

Mosquitoes find shelter in grass, weeds, and leaves. Clean out your gutters, mow your lawn and remove piles of leaves and mulch; don’t give them a place to hide.

In addition to moisture, mosquitoes also like shade. Keeping your trees and bushes cut back limits the areas they can use for habitats. You’ll also want to keep your lawn trimmed and free from tall weeds to reduce resting spots. Since you probably don’t want to fully remove the foliage placed around your property, calling a pest control service to spray these areas is the most effective way of keeping mosquitoes off your lawn.

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