There is little a mosquito needs to breed around your home. With as little as one inch of standing water, mosquitoes have the support they need to proliferate. To protect yourself and your family this spring, it is important to remove any potential breeding sites around your home. Here are a few ways you can control mosquitoes around your home this season.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters provide an excellent breeding ground for mosquitoes to continue to populate around your home. During the fall, leaves may have plugged up any guttering exit points you may have. Unfortunately, spring rains will continue to compound this problem. If water remains standing in your gutters for longer than one week, mosquitoes will likely lay eggs in them.
Treat Your Pool
Summer is just around the corner and many homeowners will begin to treat their pools to get them ready. However, if they are just sitting now, old water inside of the pool or pooling on the cover can provide a potential breeding spot for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes will not deposit eggs into treated pool water. So, either remove pooling water in these areas or properly treat your pool water.
Maintain Your Lawn
Mosquitoes are notorious for resting in shady patches of tall grass or shrubs because they provide moisture. If you keep these areas of your lawn well-maintained, you can deprive mosquitoes these safe havens. Keep grass patches as short as possible and remove any fallen leaves that could potentially retain enough water for mosquito eggs.
Fill Any Holes
If you have a dog, you likely have holes around your yard. Any of these potential holes can provide a freestanding water location for several days. Because these areas can have such poor drainage, it is important to fill any holes that may exist to remove the potential for mosquito breeding.
If you are dealing with a mosquito problem at your home or business, give us a call at 1 (800) 390-8626 to start a no-obligation termite evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!