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How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes On Your West Chester Property

May 17, 2021

 

Mosquitoes might be one of the most difficult pests to get rid of. While many pests require the safety and resources of your property to feed and reproduce, mosquitoes can come and go as they please. The fact that mosquitoes can fly great distances and breed in even the smallest amounts of still water can make controlling the population a serious challenge. So, if you’ve been wondering how to get rid of mosquitoes on your West Chester property, here’s everything you need to know. 

About Mosquitoes 

Mosquitoes are widely considered to be the deadliest animal on the planet. It’s estimated that one million people die every year from mosquito-related illnesses like West Nile virus, malaria, and dengue fever. These flying parasitic insects feed on blood for survival, and some mosquitoes may have a taste for the blood of different animals depending on the species. (Some mosquitoes prefer birds, others prefer reptiles, and others prefer mammals). 

These pests are famously annoying. They invade personal space with their high-pitched buzzing, stubbornly refuse to be swatted away, and then leave itchy welts as a result of their bites. While many mosquito bites result in nothing more than a persistent itch, these insects are more than just annoying, they’re a serious health hazard.

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Can You Get Rid Of Mosquitoes On Your Own? 

While it’s tough to get rid of the mosquitoes on your property all by yourself, you can take steps to reduce the overall population. Some of these methods are fairly effective, while others are usually just a waste of time and money.

Effective methods for home mosquito control include:

  • Draining standing water – Dumping out containers full of rainwater and draining out large puddles and swampy areas is a great way to reduce the mosquito population. A female mosquito only needs about enough water to fill a bottle cap in order to successfully lay her eggs.

  • Trimming hedges – Mosquitoes like to hide in shady, covered areas when they aren’t on the hunt for blood. Trimming overgrown hedges, shrubs, and vegetation on your property gives mosquitoes fewer places to hide and makes your yard less attractive. 

Ineffective mosquito control methods include:

  • Candles and torches – While strong citronella can repel mosquitoes, mosquito-repelling candles and torches only work in a small area and even the slightest breeze can blow away the smoke.

  • Bug zappers – While mosquitoes are highly visual, they rely on smell more than any other factor to find their prey. The light from your bug zapper is more likely to kill off other flying insects than mosquitoes.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

The best way to control the mosquito problem on your West Chester property is with help from the professionals at Moyer Pest Control. Our mosquito control treatments are safe and effective at repelling both dangerous mosquitoes and disease-carrying ticks. 

We offer both one-time mosquito treatments and seasonal mosquito services for your property, though we recommend four seasonal treatments over the course of a year to fully control the population of mosquitoes. Using safe but powerful professional-grade spray treatment, we will address all common harborage areas on the exterior of your property including bushes, gardens, porches, and patios. Our expert technicians will also treat the areas where mosquitoes breed to prevent new mosquitoes from infesting your property. 

If you are hosting an outdoor event such as a graduation, wedding, or anniversary, we can provide targeted one-time treatments as well. Free quotes are available for all of our mosquito treatment services. For the solution to all your mosquito problems in West Chester, get in touch with us today. 

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