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Is Your Backyard Ready For Summer?

Backyard Family BBQ

Summer is here and now is the time to enjoy the outdoors! If your backyard is still full of pesky, biting, buzzing mosquitoes, don't fret! There is still time to start reducing the number of these pests so that you can enjoy BBQs and the kids can play outside. Besides buying that new grill and playing on the swing set, you should also consider mosquito control for your property.

Mosquito control at home begins with prevention. Because mosquitoes lay their eggs on stagnant water, you must eliminate mosquito breeding zones to help get rid of mosquitoes on your property. Unfortunately, this can only reduce the number of mosquitoes that are born on your property; if your neighbors have stagnant water on their property, or there is stagnant water nearby that you’re unaware of, you could still have mosquitoes chasing you around your backyard. 

Just to make sure you’ve covered all your bases, make sure you empty these areas of standing water on your property: 

  • Bird baths
  • Clogged gutters
  • Holes in the ground
  • Hollowed-out tree stumps
  • Children’s toys and pools
  • Old tires
  • Planters and pots 

Of course, you’ll need to keep an eye out for any other things that may collect water and make sure to empty collected rainwater every time it rains. 

Mosquitoes in Indiana have been especially bad this year, as we’ve gotten calls from many homeowners looking for mosquito treatments. If you have eliminated areas of stagnant water on your property and you’re still being attacked by bothersome mosquitoes, give us a call today. Our Backyard Mosquito Control program will reduce the mosquitoes that find their way onto your property, thus decreasing annoying and itchy bites and the threat of the West Nile virus for you and your family. Our mosquito control begins with a survey of your property to search for mosquito breeding zones, followed by a comprehensive mosquito extermination program to eliminate mosquito breeding areas on your property and reduce mosquitoes arriving in your backyard from surrounding areas. 

At Action Pest Control, we’ve been a locally owned business since 1946 and we’re committed to offering our customers exceptional service performed by well-trained and state-certified pest management professionals.

For more information on how you can get your backyard ready for summer in Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Louisville, Shelbyville, and throughout our Tri-state service area, contact the pest control professionals at Action Pest Control today.