The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Spring Yard
May 14, 2021 - Mosquitoes
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Do you enjoy fishing? How about playing baseball? Maybe you like walking on scenic trails or just lounging out in your backyard. Most people have something that they enjoy doing outdoors, but for everyone, one thing that makes these outdoor activities less enjoyable is mosquitoes. These tiny blood-sucking pests are just about as annoying as creatures can be.
When it comes to dealing with mosquitoes, the more you understand them and what attracts them, the more effectively you can prevent them! To help you keep mosquitoes off your Spring property, consider these interesting facts about mosquitoes.
Only Female Mosquitoes Bite
Most people do not know this, but not all mosquitoes bite. Only females draw blood from humans and animals. They do this to gather blood in order to provide nutrients for their eggs. As for what they eat, mosquitoes, both male and female, live on a diet of honeydew, plant nectar, and other sweet things.
Mosquitoes Breed In Water
Mosquitoes are unique in that they lay their eggs inside bodies of water. It can’t just be any body of water, however. In order for the eggs to survive their gestation period, the water must be stagnant and unmoving. If you have a stream or moving body of water near your property, you don’t have to worry about mosquito eggs hatching from it. Ponds, ornate pools, birdbaths, even the water that builds up in your gutters, are what you have to worry about.
To reduce your chances of finding mosquitoes on your property, eliminate as many sources of water build-up as possible. In addition to this, change out the water in birdbaths and ornate pools once every four days.
Mosquitoes Are Notoriously Bad At Flying
Some insects like dragonflies and wasps are strong fliers. Others are not as good. Mosquitoes are a good example of pests that are terrible at flying. How can you use this information to your advantage? By installing fans around your covered outdoor lounging areas, of course! Creating a windy environment makes landing for mosquitoes difficult and, in turn, reduces your chances of being bitten.
Mosquitoes Love Clutter And Poorly Kept Landscaping
Because mosquitoes are such poor flyers, they regularly have to rest to maintain their strength. Most often these pests seek shelter inside dense undergrowth, inside bushes, and in other areas of thick vegetation. To make your yard less comfortable for mosquitoes, keep your grass cut short, trim your hedges, and reduce clutter and debris as much as possible.
Mosquitoes Spread Disease
If you should know one thing about mosquitoes, it’s that they spread disease. Granted, you are less likely to contract a mosquito-borne disease in the United States than you are in a third-world country. This, however, should not make you any less cautious about the dangers these pests pose. Every year outbreaks occur in America, sometimes here in Spring. Some of the most common diseases people contract during these outbreaks are West Nile virus, dengue fever, and malaria.
Why Your Yard Needs Professional Mosquito Control
Your yard should be a place for you to get out and enjoy the outdoors, not something you are afraid of. If mosquitoes are a big problem in your yard or you are looking for a way to keep these pests away this season, look no further than the professionals at Pest Arrest. We dedicate our lives to providing the absolute best pest control possible for residents here in Spring. With ongoing mosquito control options and single service visits for outdoor gatherings, our team has everything you need to fight back against annoying (not to mention dangerous!) mosquitoes.
Call us today with any questions you have about the pests in our area, to learn more about our Spring, TX pest control options, or to schedule your home and yard for a detailed mosquito inspection.
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