Pests are a pain to deal with for a number of reasons. One, they’re annoying with persistent intrusions, buzzing, or crawling onto things. Two, many procreate quickly and can become an overwhelming problem overnight. Three, they can be hard to get rid of. Many hide in nearly unreachable spots or are too little to track down. Four, many can harm you in some way. While a bunch of insects and creatures destroy property, others can make you ill. Mosquitoes are an example of the latter.
Mosquitoes are called the most dangerous bugs on the planet because they can transmit awful, debilitating, and sometimes deadly diseases. You run the risk of getting sick every time one of these critters bites you and sucks your blood. Unfortunately, having an itchy, red bump on your skin isn’t the worst of it. Use these four tricks to reduce mosquitoes in your Houston yard, and learn what Romney Pest Control can do to help.
Trick #1 Show Your Lawn Some Love
Considering that mosquitoes need nectar and moisture to survive, practicing quality lawn maintenance is essential to prevention. Your grass, bushes, and shrubs should be trimmed often. Don’t forget about plants and flowers. All greenery needs to be two feet or more away from your exterior walls. Get organic debris off the lawn. Routinely wash your exterior vents and gutters. If you set any traps, be sure to clean those regularly too.
Here are some key facts about mosquitoes:
- Their size varies from 0.12 to 0.35 of an inch long.
- They have scaly wings and bodies.
- Their noses are defined and they have very thin legs.
- Female mosquitoes need blood for egg production.
- Dusk is their peak activity time.
Trick #2 Keep Amounts of Standing Water Down
Mosquitoes require water for sustenance. Female mosquitoes in particular use it for breeding. If your property is in proximity to a body of water, such as a stream, expect these critters to hang around. The existence of rivers and lakes is beyond your control, but you have agency over the standing pools on your land. When not in use, empty pet water bowls and drain all areas of standing water.
Trick #3 Turn up the Flames
You may want to contemplate buying candles that consist of essential oils. The ingredients may help to repel mosquitoes and keep them from being interested in being on your property. Burning them will put the active elements in the air.
These troublesome pests will find an open window or door to enter your home. From there, they’ll flutter around, searching for a quiet and dark area to get settled in.
Trick #4 Reach Out to Romney Pest Control for Assistance
If mosquito prevention and management aren’t prioritized, you could experience the following:
- Zika virus
- West Nile Virus
- Intense swelling or inflammation of the skin
Highly irritated skin
Professional intervention is the best avenue for mosquito elimination. The aforementioned tricks have their limitations. For instance, lit candles generate carbon monoxide, which is a draw for these pesky bugs. Retail sprays, liquids, and traps won’t do you much good either. They tend to have temporary effectiveness, and they are generally too harsh for vegetation.
The certified technicians here at Romney Pest Control utilize advanced treatments, specially formulated to exterminate mosquitoes. All of our solutions are completely safe for humans, pets, and landscaping. Our affordable plans come packed with interior and exterior care, guarantees, regular visits, and more. Call today and receive a free quote!