Getting Ready for Mosquito Season
After spending a whole cold winter at home, there is nothing like the guarantee of warmer climate coming with spring season. Although the longer days of spring, its sunny heavens and scented blossoms also have an immense downsize; mosquitoes. The blend of occasional showers and warmer weather provided a haven for the breeding of these annoying pests. Additionally, as various places across the country are starting to experience warmer weather that extends throughout fall too, usually mosquitoes will stay longer now. With that in mind, while most of us think that summer is the season when mosquitoes invade our homes, for a numerous parts of the country, there are benefits in preparing all year round. There is no defined date defining the opening or close of mosquito season. What transpires in this period is that, temperatures in summer go past 50 degrees which encouraging mosquitoes to come out and play where they hang around up to when the weather cools. As such, the real question is, how does one ensure he or she is prepared for mosquito season?
The best practice of keeping mosquitoes out of your home is by ensuring that your yard has no still water. You want to eliminate the water as it is known to attract mosquitoes. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and even the smallest amount water available is enough for them to reproduce. With that in mind, it is best that you clear any rainwater that is amassed in the garden. You might as well want to look out for empty buckets, flowerpots, as well as pet food bowls, because they, too, can collect rainwater. Moreover, birdbaths are easy targets for these annoying pests, and you should ensure that you eliminate them. You should act fast considering that mosquito eggs mature quickly into nymphs.
On top of that, consider clearing your home’s gutters and drains. During fall and winter, trees shed leaves which build up on gutters cluttering them. That hold water causing the pooling of standing water which favors the thriving of mosquitoes.
The aromatic smoke of incense as well scented candles keeps away mosquitoes, so consider burning some. Make sure that you are positioning the incense and candle near your home’s entrance points and set them alight before mosquitoes raid. They will help in stopping the pests from entering your home.
If all remedies fail, it is advisable to ask for professional help you get rid of the mosquitoes. Ensure that the professional is skilled and licensed to handle pest removal. The professional will inspect your home, find your problem areas and suggest on solutions to get rid of the mosquito population in this article.