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Don't Let Summer Mosquitoes Turn Your New Castle Yard Into A Breeding Ground 

May 31, 2019

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a mosquito biting the bare skin of a new castle resident one summer night

You know the buzzing sound you hear when mosquitoes are around? That high-pitched noise is made by their wings beating hundreds of times per second! According to sciencenews.org, male mosquitoes can beat their wings up to 800 times per second, and the sound created is how they find their mates. But what makes mosquitoes so unique is also what makes them such a nuisance to humans. Since mosquitoes feed on human blood, they pose many threats to our health and cause itchy bites. Our best prevention efforts should be used against these hazardous insects.

Since mosquitoes fly, they are a difficult pest to keep off properties. However, there are factors that will attract mosquitoes to New Castle yards and homes. If you eliminate these factors, you can prevent mosquitoes from turning your New Castle yard into a breeding ground. Sources of standing water and moisture are the most important places to start. Mosquitoes use these areas to breed until their numbers are out of control. Here’s what you can do:

  • Clean out gutters.

  • Rake up old piles of leaves and other debris around the yard.

  • Replace the water in bird baths and kiddie pools every few days.

  • Pick up kids’ toys that could be harboring water.

  • Trim back vegetation to allow the sun to dry up moist lawns.

  • Mow the lawn on a regular basis. This will prevent hiding spots for mosquitoes.

  • Avoid bug zappers! They only kill male (non-biting) mosquitoes.

  • Refrain from over watering the garden and keeping mulch soggy.

Mosquitoes are a hard pest to keep away. Even if a person puts in their best effort, there’s no guarantee a mosquito won’t fly onto the property at random. That’s why it’s important to keep screens in your windows and to use personal mosquito protection when going outside. Make sure you have bug spray on hand! Mosquitoes are responsible for causing itchy bites and spreading many illnesses. If we all work together to prevent mosquitoes on our properties, we can work to protect New Castle from these health threats.

Don’t hesitate to contact Moyer Pest for professional mosquito treatment. If you have standing water you just can’t get rid of, we can treat it for you. We can also treat areas where mosquitoes hide. This will remove mosquitoes and their eggs from your property, which will, in turn, reduce adult mosquitoes even more. Professional mosquito control is the most effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your New Castle home this summer. Contact Moyer today!



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