At Action Pest Exterminating, we know that few things can ruin a day of summer fun quite like a mosquito infestation. Fortunately for you, our home pest control experts can help you if you run into these nasty bloodsuckers and we can even help you prevent an infestation in the first place. Follow our advice and make your yard a less hospitable home for mosquitoes this season.
Eliminate Standing Water
This might be the best way to prevent a mosquito infestation in your yard. Mosquitoes breed in standing water and they don’t need much of it to lay their eggs. In a few days those eggs hatch, and soon after that you have full-grown mosquitoes flying around ruining your barbecues and other outdoor activities.
If you have sources of standing water outside, like dog bowls or birdbaths, make sure that you empty them and replace the water every day. If you have a kiddie pool or other toys that your kids frequently use outside, turn them over when they’re not in use. This can prevent the gathering of water that makes for the mosquitoes’ ideal breeding ground. Clean out your gutters as well. A lot of water can pool in a clogged gutter, and as an added bonus this simple step could help prevent water damage in your home.
Care for Your Lawn
A neat and trim lawn can also give mosquitoes the impression that they’re not welcome. Keeping your grass trimmed low gives these pests less of a habitat to live in. Taking out weeds and pruning hedges also helps with this endeavor. If keeping out mosquitoes isn’t quite enough motivation, know that doing this bit of work will ensure that your lawn looks great all season!
If your yard is full of stuff that you just don’t need and these items can hold water, you’re causing a potential mosquito infestation for no good reason. Properly dispose of any items you don’t need and you’ll end up with fewer locations that could become mosquito breeding grounds.
Tie Tarps Tightly
If you’re using tarps to cover up items like a barbecue grill, make sure that they are pulled tight. A loose tarp can leave folds where rainwater can easily pool, giving your local mosquitoes a nice new home for their eggs. If you can’t tie a tarp tightly enough, remove it and drain the water after a storm.
Treat Water That You Can’t Drain
If there’s water that you can’t drain, it needs to be treated so that it doesn’t become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep pools chlorinated. If you have a pond with fish in them, there are plenty of treatment methods that will keep mosquitoes out without harming other animals. We would be happy to help you with that!
Your Home Pest Control Experts in Charlotte, NC
So if you run into problems with bugs this season, don’t despair. Mosquito control in Charlotte, NC is one of our many areas of expertise, and we can have a skilled exterminator out to your home to assist you in no time. Call Action Pest Exterminating at (704) 269-4162 whenever you have a pest problem!