We have had a wetter than average spring which means ideal conditions for the bane of any homeowner: mosquitos. Mosquitoes thrive in moist and damp conditions where they lay their eggs anywhere with standing water. In some places, these annoying pests can be so bad that you can’t step outside for five minutes before being attacked by buzzing swarms.
Sure, mosquitoes are annoying, but there are serious health reasons for managing mosquitoes around your property. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne diseases that poses serious health risks to humans here in Connecticut. Other parts of the country contend with Zika virus, Dengue fever, and chikungunya, though these mosquito-borne diseases haven’t reached us yet.
Mosquito management is key to disrupting their life cycle and driving down the populations in your area. A female mosquito can lay up to 200 eggs at a time and those 200 eggs will be swarming, biting adults in just a few short weeks.
Make Sure Your Screens are in Good Shape
The only thing more annoying than being bitten by mosquitos outside is being bitten by them in inside. Make sure all of your screens are in good shape. If you don’t have screens, then invest in a mosquito net for your bed.
Don’t Attract Them
By using natural ingredients like lavender and citronella or installing bug lights, you can give mosquitos one less reason to buzz around your yard. Bug lights can be bought at any hardware store or on Amazon. They give off a different wavelength of light that is not attractive to insects, like mosquitoes.
Disrupt Their Breeding Areas
One of the most effective and easiest methods to disrupt a mosquito’s life cycle is to target the standing water in which mosquitoes lay their eggs. Female mosquitoes need just a little bit of standing water to lay her eggs. This can be in objects such as water barrels, birdbaths, flower pots, old tires, pooling water, gutters, swamps, and many more. It’s in your best interest to walk around your yard and eliminate standing water before a female mosquito turns it into a nursery.
Protect Your Water Features
Water features are an important part of our landscapes, but they can also be unsuspecting breeding grounds for mosquitoes. There are a few ways you can protect your valuable water features without losing them.
- Ponds and fountains: Add fish to your pond to feed on mosquito larvae or add larvicide to eliminate them before they become adults.
- Pools: Keep your pool maintained with proper chlorine levels to keep mosquito levels down.
Hire The Pros At Naturally Green
If want the best protection from annoying mosquitoes, then you need professional mosquito control from Naturally Green today. We have the skills and experience needed to deal with your mosquito problem. Combine that with our mosquito control program and we can effectively eliminate the mosquitoes just in time for that graduation party or wedding.
Just call (203) 230-9212 or leave us a message.