Missouri has gorgeous summertime weather and it makes people anxious to get outside and enjoy their backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, mosquitoes do not always make that possible. Mosquitoes are incredibly annoying, and their bites can become infected, particularly when people scratch at them and break the skin. However, mosquitoes pose a much bigger risk than this. They carry diseases, such as Zika and West Nile Virus, which can be fatal to humans and can be transmitted through just one mosquito bite. To avoid the problems that mosquitoes bring, anyone that has a mosquito problem should call an exterminator that can provide backyard mosquito control.
Breeding Grounds For Mosquitoes
Backyards are full of places for mosquitoes to breed, which will only exacerbate any mosquito problem you are currently experiencing. Mosquitoes require water to breed, and they also require it during the early stages of their life. Some mosquitoes lay their eggs directly in the water, and those eggs will hatch within two days, typically. Others will search out undisturbed areas, such as tin cans or old tires, and use these places to lay their eggs. Once the eggs become covered in water, they will then hatch, which could happen with just one rainfall. It is important to understand how mosquitoes breed, so you can keep them from invading your yard and becoming unwanted guests at your barbecue.
How To Prevent Mosquitoes
Due to the fact that mosquitoes require standing water to breed, it is of utmost importance that you first remove all standing water and any containers that hold it. Remove birdbaths and kiddie pools, and also overturn canoes, boats, and anything else that could collect water.
Although certain areas are obvious mosquito breeding grounds, others are not. Recycling bins and trash cans can easily collect moisture, particularly if they are left outside. To prevent water from accumulating in these areas, drill holes in the bottom so excess water will drain out. You should also clean out the gutters, as leaves and other debris can also cause moisture to collect. Outdoor faucets should also always be tightly closed and repaired quickly when they start to leak.
Eliminating standing water from your yard can help control mosquito populations, but it may not stop mosquitoes from entering your yard altogether. Due to this, it is important that you understand what control measures work and then implement them as soon as possible.
Find A Mosquito Control Solution That Works
There are several mosquito solutions on the market today. Some homeowners use electric zappers that kill mosquitoes when they fly into it. Other people use scents to keep mosquitoes out of their yard, such as citronella candles and sprays that contain DEET. These solutions are not effective and homeowners will continue to battle mosquitoes in their backyard. Even when these solutions work, they are only temporary and mosquitoes will soon come back into the yard.
Backyard mosquito control requires a long-term solution to get mosquitoes out of the yard, and keep them out. Usually, this requires the help of a professional backyard mosquito control company. When using this form of mosquito control, a technician will visit the yard and conduct a complete inspection. During this inspection, the technician will determine the items in your yard that are attracting mosquitoes, such as tall grass, bushes, and weeds. After considering the many different factors, the technician will then develop a customized plan to control the mosquitoes.
Once a plan has been created, the technician will use a potent spray that will keep mosquitoes out of the yard, and kill the ones that are already there. This spray, while deadly to mosquitoes, is safe for the people that want to sit in their backyard and enjoy it during the beautiful weather months. To ensure that the mosquitoes do not return, a technician will also come back regularly to spray again. While there may be a few mosquitoes still present after a technician has sprayed, the numbers should drop significantly. Eliminating the objects in the yard that attract mosquitoes, such as standing water, can help ensure the mosquito control program is effective and kills and deters mosquitoes in the yard.
Our Backyard Mosquito Control Professionals Are Here To Help
Everyone should be able to fully enjoy their backyard in the summer, without worrying about mosquitoes that can bite or transmit disease. If you have mosquitoes in your yard, our St. Charles backyard mosquito control professionals at Amco Ranger are here to help. We provide inspections free of charge so we can create a customized plan for your yard to get the mosquitoes out and keep them out. Call us today at (636) 441-2847 to learn more about how we can help.