At this point in the year, you may think that you have a couple more months before you need to start worrying about bugs. Unfortunately, in San Antonio this simply isn’t true. Pests can cause problems throughout the year and early prevention measures can save you headaches and money down the line.
Mosquitoes may not be active yet, but now is the time to make sure that your yard doesn’t become a mosquito breeding ground next month. Find out why protecting your home is so important, and how to do it well.
San Antonio Mosquito Season
In Texas, warm weather and high levels of humidity combine to create an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Generally, mosquito season is thought to last from April until October, but mosquitoes may be appearing already and can survive through November.
Along with knowing when to expect mosquitoes, it can be helpful to know where to expect them. Mosquitoes don’t travel very far in their lifetime, which means you’ll mostly find them near breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and nest in trees and dense foliage. This means you’ll see more mosquitoes this summer if you live near wooded areas and bodies of water.
Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?
If you’ve ever been bitten by mosquitoes, you know that the bites can result in itchy red welts. The itch can last for days or even weeks. Many people have severe allergic reactions to mosquito bites and a single bite can make an entire limb swell.
Beyond the discomfort of a mosquito bite, these insects can also carry dangerous diseases that can be transmitted to humans. Among others, mosquitoes have been linked to dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika.
How To Prevent Mosquitoes
Here are some steps you can take to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes and protect your family from mosquito bites throughout the spring and summer months.
- Get rid of standing water in your yard. This includes water in buckets or old toys and uncleaned ponds, pools, and fountains.
- Keep the foliage trimmed. Cut back branches and tall grass near your home, which makes for a perfect mosquito hideout.
- Clear debris from the yard. Logs, rocks, and other debris might offer hiding places for mosquitoes or hold enough water for them to breed.
- Call Romney Pest Control for a one-time treatment or seasonal help throughout the summer.
Romney Pest Control offers comprehensive treatment for your home. We begin with an inspection. We can help you clear your yard to avoid attracting mosquitoes. We’ll assess the situation, determining how severe your mosquito situation is and help you decide on a treatment plan.
Our mosquito treatment plans are personalized to fit your situation. We may use a larvicide treatment to prevent population growth or barrier treatments to keep mosquitoes away from the property. We may spray nesting areas and will work with you to create a lasting impact.
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer. Act now to protect your home before the mosquitoes come, so you can get back to enjoying the warm weather.