Mosquitos are not just annoying bugs that can bite; they can also cause a variety of diseases. This happens because they can transfer trace amounts of blood between anything they bite, including humans and animals. For the protection of all animals and humans in the household, the owner should keep an eye out for signs of a mosquito infestation and do what they can to prevent an infestation.
Mosquitos are attracted to stagnant water. This is where they lay their eggs, and they can lay thousands of eggs in one small spot of water. Any standing water can be a breeding ground for the mosquitos, so the main way to ensure there is not an infestation is to get rid of any standing water on the property. The water can be any amount and only needs to be there a short amount of time to attract mosquitos.
After any rainstorm, remove any standing water. Flower pots, bird baths, and anything else that holds water should be dumped. This might include storage containers, trash cans, and more. It’s important to look carefully for standing water because even a small amount can give the mosquitos the room they need for their eggs.
Pools should be cared for carefully to ensure the mosquitos can’t use it to lay eggs. When the proper chemicals are used in the proper amount, the mosquitos will not be able to survive in the water. The home owner can contact a pool cleaning company for assistance with this step.
Areas around the home that tend to puddle should be filled. Puddles that do not drain into the soil in a day or less can give the mosquitos the perfect environment for eggs. The home owner can fill the lower portions of their yard with dirt or grass or create a way for the water to drain elsewhere.
Take a close look after any rainfall to ensure there is no standing water. Without standing water, the mosquitos will have to look elsewhere for a place to lay their eggs. Once a mosquito infestation has occurred, it can be difficult to get rid of. Contact us for help with a current infestation or to get more information on what can be done to prevent an infestation.
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