Living with mosquitoes is inevitable. They come every summer as things start to heat up. They multiply quickly and seem impossible to get rid of. These tiny, little pests can ruin a nice summer day by swarming your property. These flying pests are not only annoying, they are also dangerous. They are known for spreading diseases worldwide. What can you do this summer to help keep these pests to a minimum? There a few tricks and tips to do around your property that can help reduce your mosquito population this summer.
Eliminate Stagnant Water: Stagnant water is the number one breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you find that you have a lot of stagnant water around your home, it is best to eliminate these sources. This could be anything from a bird bath to a pond. If you have a bird bath or kiddie pool, it is best to change the water out daily. This will keep them from breeding in that water source.
Repair Screens: Take time to repair any screens around your home with rips or tears. It doesn’t take that big of a tear for these pests to find their way into your home. Repair screens found in windows, doors or screened in porches. Sealing up your home’s exterior is the best way to keep the interior safe and pest free.
Repellent: Using the proper insect repellent is a good way to keep insects away during the hours of dawn and dusk, when they are most active. Your insect repellent should use DEET for the best results.
Wear Appropriate Clothing: Wearing the right clothing can help repel insects. Wearing long sleeves and pants is the best way to avoid insect bites to exposed skin. If you spray your clothing with repellent then it will be an even stronger bug barrier.
Mosquitoes are a very common pest to have during the hot summers in Tennessee. They are, unfortunately, impossible to completely eliminate. But these tips should help you to control the mosquito population around your home. If you find you need extra help reducing mosquitoes around your home, contact Russell’s Pest Control today for more help.