Mosquito Season...It's Not Over Yet!
August 12, 2014
It may seem like mosquito season must be over by now, but it is not. Mosquito season can last all the way until the first frost. Mosquitoes can be quite the pest during any outdoor activities. Mosquitoes breed in any form of water. This can be from a mud puddle after a rain to a bird bath in your backyard. This means that they can keep multiplying until the water starts to freeze.
Mosquitoes are mostly annoying because they buzz around you and their bites can be very itchy. Average mosquito bites are usually just a red, itchy bump on your skin. Mosquitoes are also well known for transmitting diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.
Here are some helpful tips to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard. It is not possible to completely eliminate mosquitoes due to the large amount of them and the distance they can travel. These quick tips can reduce their population:
Clean or change any stagnant water around your property like bird baths and kiddie pools.
Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris so water does not back up.
Repair any plumbing leaks to reduce moist areas.
Keep debris like old tires off your property so they do not collect water.
Keep wood or leaf piles away from your home. These areas are prime location for insects to breed without you knowing.
These simple tips can really change the mosquito population in your backyard. If you find you have an extreme infestation, contact a professional exterminator today. They will set up a comprehensive plan to help find the location of the mosquito's breeding ground and eliminate the threat while making sure it does not return.
Remember that just because summer is coming to an end it does not mean that mosquitoes will disappear instantly. They can stay around up until the first frost. Keep this in mind as the cooler weather of spring approaches. We are not out of the woods yet.
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