Prevent Mosquitoes

How to get rid of Prevent Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are small biting flies, with slender bodies and long beaks used to penetrate the skin, usually with black, white or gray marks along the legs and body and 2 wings which are long and narrow. Mosquitoes breed in calm, stagnant waters and can be found in almost all types of landscapes on earth, except deserts and the Arctic.Mosquitoes can transmit a range of diseases through their bite, including encephalitis, Zika virus, malaria and dengue.

Professional inspection and treatment is essential to eliminate a mosquito infestation and prevent mosquito bites. Areas with standing water should be drained or treated with an IGR (IGRs will kill mosquitoes before they become adults). Adult mosquitoes can be treated with a residual spray applied to their hiding places in daylight

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  • Remove Sources Of Starilized Waters : Mosquitoes lay their eggs in and around standing water. Eliminating standing water sources around your property is one of the most effective measures to prevent mosquitoes in your garden. Turn over the buckets, old tires, trash lids and tarpaulins that can allow water to collect. This will eliminate the habitat that certain types of mosquitoes need to thrive.
  • Clean The Gutters : In addition to getting rid of underground sources for standing water, it is also important to maintain your gutter system. Leaves and other debris can collect in your gutter and the beaks downward leading to water retention throughout the system. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in only an inch of standing water, so the clogged gutter is a dirty, damp welcome mat for them.
  • Change Water Source Weekly : If you have standing sources of water outside, such as pet bowls, bird baths, rain barrels and planters, be sure to change the water at least once per week. Doing so will interrupt the mosquito breeding process and prevent the eggs laid in the water from reaching adulthood.
  • Drain The Water and Fill The Low Areas: Be sure to drain all areas where water can temporarily collect after rain or overwatering. If there are areas prone to water buildup, consider filling them with dirt to level the surface and completely avoid the problem.
  • Maintain Pools and Water Charactrictics : Mosquitoes can use any source of standing water to lay their eggs, including unmanaged pools. If you have a pool, make sure that you follow the water treatment schedule and that all filters are working properly and that the water is circulating properly. Likewise, you should empty all children's pools when they are not in use.Aquatic features, such as ponds, can also be problem areas for mosquitoes. Cut off any weeds that might spring up around the edges and consider adding a fountain to keep the water moving. You can also add minnows, which feed on mosquito larvae and can help control their population.
  • Replace Exterior Lighting : Mosquitoes, like many insects, are attracted to light. Special bulbs called "insect lamps" emit a different type of light than conventional bulbs. The wavelength emitted is not as attractive to insects. Replacing outdoor lighting with yellow “insect lights” should mean that your space attracts fewer mosquitoes.
  • Protect Yourself : When you are outside, you can take a few extra steps to avoid annoying mosquito bites. First of all, avoid being outside at dawn and dusk, when many species of mosquito are most active. Wear long pants and sleeves if possible to limit exposed your skin. Finally, apply an insect repellent recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Call The Proffesinals : Often, to effectively control mosquitoes around your home, you need to call in professionals. Mosquitoes produce quickly and their populations can be difficult to control. Professionals trained in mosquito control know where the mosquitoes are hiding and the best methods to control them. Find out more about the Pest Dial India mosquito repellent service.

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