Summer is nearly here, and with the rise in temperature comes an increase in pests. Mosquitos are one of the most prevalent pests during the summer, and they can be hard to control. Having a mosquito infestation in your home can be extremely irritating, as they will fly around your head while you try to sleep at night. They also carry various diseases and viruses that can prove fatal if you are bitten. You should always seek professional help when it comes to controlling pests in your home but to help get you started here is a guide on how to control mosquitos.
Mosquito Larvae Control
Mosquito larvae live under water and feed on microorganisms found there. They are not harmful when they are in this stage and pose no threat. However, once they reach adulthood they will begin to breed and then the problems start.
There are many different types of mosquito and some lay their eggs directly into water, others lay them above water where they hatch once wet. The best way to prevent mosquitos from breeding is by removing any areas of standing water from your property. This includes gutters, swimming pools and ponds; even small puddles in plant pots can prove a breeding ground for mosquitos so make sure that you remove all sources of standing water
Summer is nearly here, and that means mosquitoes are out and about. Mosquitoes can turn your beautiful summer picnic into an itchy nightmare.
While there’s no foolproof way to prevent mosquito bites, you can reduce the likelihood of being bitten by avoiding areas where mosquitoes live and breed, using repellents, and taking other measures to control mosquitoes at home.
Mosquitoes are most active at dawn or dusk, so if you plan on enjoying the outdoors during these times, dress in long sleeves and pants instead of shorts and t-shirts. You also might consider using a repellent with DEET or picaridin in it to reduce the possibility of bites.
If you have a screened-in porch or patio or spend time outdoors in these areas, make sure your screens fit tightly into the frame to keep mosquitoes out. If they don’t fit tightly, you may want to replace the screens with new ones.
In addition to avoiding areas where mosquitoes are likely to be found, reducing their numbers around your house can also help protect against mosquito bites. The most common breeding site for mosquitoes is standing water. If you have any containers like flowerpots or buckets that hold water for a few days at a time (or longer),
Mosquitoes are in the news a lot these days, but not for good reasons. This summer, mosquitoes could be more annoying than ever. With recent concerns about Zika virus and West Nile virus, it is important to have a plan of attack against mosquito bites in your own backyard.
1. Avoid going outside between dusk and dawn
2. Wear long sleeves and pants
3. Use insect repellent (follow package directions)
4. Repair or replace screens on windows and doors that have holes or tears
5. Reduce standing water on your property as much as possible
6. Install mosquito netting over outdoor play equipment, decks, patios, pools and other outdoor areas
7. Consider hiring a professional pest control company to treat your lawn and yard with an insecticide that kills mosquitoes
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Avoiding mosquitoes is fairly easy—mosquitoes spend most of their time in forests, grassy areas, and other places with plenty of hiding spots. But if you’re outside, it doesn’t take long to get bitten by a mosquito. And the bites themselves can be pretty bad.
Mosquito bites are never fun, but sometimes they can be so much worse than usual: you could end up with welts that last for days or weeks, an allergic reaction that makes you nauseous or dizzy, or even full-on disease symptoms like fever, chills and joint pain. What’s worse, there’s no way to know what kind of reaction you’re going to have until after you get bitten. Luckily, there are a few ways to prevent bites before they happen—and a few things to do when one has already happened.
The first step in dealing with your mosquito problem is identifying where they are. Adult mosquitoes will hover around in the air, but they need standing water to breed and lay eggs. Common breeding grounds include potted plants, bird baths, fountains, and even water that collects on top of a tarp or grill cover.
If you find a breeding ground, dump out the water and scrub the container with soap and water to remove any traces of eggs. You may even want to consider getting rid of the plant or fountain altogether—and if you have a pond, stock it with fish that eat mosquito larvae.
You can also stop mosquitoes from coming into your yard by using repellent on your skin and clothing or fumigating your yard. But be careful about what chemicals you use: Many commercial repellents contain DEET, which is considered safe for humans but poisonous for dogs if ingested (not to mention cats). A better choice is lemon eucalyptus oil, which has been shown to repel mosquitoes as well as DEET.
Finally, there’s always the option of taking matters into your own hands—literally! If you’re happy swatting bugs all day, just grab a fly swatter and go to town.
The best way to control mosquitoes is by keeping them away from your home in the first place. For example, you should make sure that there are no waterlogged areas around your home. Mosquitoes live near stagnant water and you don’t want them anywhere near your home. You should also make sure that any standing water on the roof of your home is removed. It is also a good idea to remove any pooling water in your garden as this will serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2, so you can purchase a mosquito trap that will suck nearby mosquitos in and trap them inside. These traps are very effective and you can use them both inside and outside of your home.
You should try using oil of lemon eucalyptus as an effective repellent for mosquitoes. This oil has been approved by the center for disease control as a repellent against mosquitos and other insects but it might not be suitable for children under three years old.
You can also use citronella candles or incense sticks in order to create a mosquito free zone around your patio or decking area during the summer months.
So you have been itching and scratching lately. You have red bumps all over your arms, legs, and maybe even some other places that are embarrassing to talk about. Or maybe you have noticed a swarm of mosquitoes flying around your head when you sit outside at night? If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider getting some mosquito control.
Mosquitoes can be more than a nuisance. They can spread disease to both humans and animals as well. Control measures can reduce the number of mosquitoes in an area and thus reduce the risk of infection from these disease carrying pests.
Control measures for mosquitoes include both biological control and chemical control. Biological control involves using predators such as fish or parasitic nematodes to eat the mosquito larvae before they become flying adults. Chemical control involves using insecticides to kill adult mosquitoes or larvicides to kill larvae before they become flying adults.
If you live near water such as a pond or river, you should consider stocking it with fish such as Gambusia or Minnows which feed on mosquito larvae. The downside is that these fish need a lot of room in order to survive and will not do well in small containers like small ponds, kiddie pools, or bird baths. Another option is to use the parasite known