Mosquitoes appear as soon as the weather starts to warm up. They are almost silent except for the distinctive hum as they pass near your ear. That’s when they are looking for a good spot to land and suck your blood.
Of course, you don’t want them sucking your blood. They will leave a red mark that usually becomes a small welt and is very itchy. More concerning is the fact that mosquitoes are known to carry a variety of diseases, these can be passed onto you as they suck your blood.
In other words, you want to avoid being ‘bitten’ and the best way to do this is to implement mosquito control measures.
It should be noted that if you think you already have an infestation of mosquitoes you need to click for more info about your local pest control expert and get them to eliminate the issue for you.
Door & Window Screens
The most important step in mosquito control is to keep the mosquitoes out of your house. This starts with adding flyscreens to your doors and windows. It is best to choose screens that will stay in place when you open and close windows. This will allow you to let air into your home without letting mosquitoes in.
Don’t forget to check all vents in your home, mosquitoes can get through very small gaps, it’s a good idea to make sure they all have mesh over them, protecting your home.
Get Rid Of Sitting Water
Stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. They lay their eggs and leave them to hatch. You need to check your home for sources of stagnant water and eliminate them.
Even pet drinking bowls count. While these need to be available for your pets you should make sure the water is changed at least once a week.
Get An Inspection
Mosquitoes can hide in a variety of places in your home, as can other pests. It’s a good idea to click here and get the professionals to check out your home. They will identify additional issues and can help you ensure your house is protected against mosquitoes.
Most people don’t like using sprays as they could be harmful to the environment. However, you also don’t want to be bitten and potentially infected by a mosquito. That means you need to keep insect sprays handy, preferably ones that contain picaridin or DEET.
This can be sprayed when you see mosquitoes and will kill them, keeping you and your house safe.
You can also put mosquito repellant, containing DEET, on your skin when in the garden.
Tidy Your Yard
Don’t forget that mosquitoes need a reason to come to your home in the first place. They will love long grass in your yard and pools of sitting water. Tidy your yard to eliminate all the things that attract mosquitoes and you’ll find you have far fewer to deal with. This will make it much easier to keep them out of your home and enjoy your yard.