Ensuring Mosquito Control Around Home and Business
Do you need mosquito control? Instituting effective mosquito control around home and business environments usually requires both personal effort as well as professional expertise. A reliable, licensed pest control exterminator should inspect and treat your home and office on a regular basis.
Health Effects of Mosquitoes
The presence of mosquitoes in a home’s backyard or on the grounds surrounding a place of business can mean more than the annoyance of getting an itchy bite. Mosquitoes can carry malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever, as well as spreading encephalitis. Even pets aren’t safe from the adverse effects to good health that mosquitoes can cause as mosquitoes can transmit heartworm to both dogs and cats.
Perfect Breeding Grounds
One of the most effective ways of controlling any mosquito population is removing the conditions that encourage them to breed so profusely. Any place where water can collect included a neglected fountain, birdbath, pool or rain pipe is a place where mosquito larvae can breed. Check home and business properties for containers such as cans, buckets or discarded tires where water can settle and stagnate. Fill in any holes or depressions in the lawn or near tree trunks where water can accumulate. Remove any standing water on the property and ensure that there are no leaking water pipes, faucets or drains where puddles of water can gather. Keep ponds aerated and stocked with mosquito-eating fish and make sure swimming pools and kiddie wading pools are properly attended to so that mosquitoes don’t start a colony in dirty water.
Personal Mosquito Control
At the individual level, there are several actions to take to promote mosquito control. Burn citronella or mosquito-repelling candles in outdoor areas such as patios and decks where entertaining takes place. Wear insect repellent and hang a bug zapper, an electrical device that attracts mosquitoes and other pests to their light and electrocutes them upon contact. Stock outdoor ponds with plenty of fish and even a frog or two that will delight in devouring the mosquito population. Purchase over the counter organic mosquito pesticides from your local gardening store and spray around your vegetation and in any areas where mosquitoes tend to breed.
Mosquito Problem? Call in Professional Help
If a mosquito control problem is chronic or seems to have gotten out of hand, find a reliable pest control company to send a professional exterminator. The exterminator can evaluate your infestation, make recommendations, and apply safe but effective pesticide sprays in and around your home or business property to eliminate existing mosquitoes and any larvae getting reading to hatch. Contact Pest Control San Antonio for more information