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What Attracts Mosquitoes To Souderton Yards?

March 28, 2019

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Summer is almost here! It’s time to get outdoors and clean up all of the winter debris from your property so that you can start enjoying your backyard again. But wait, the warm weather, moisture, and spring rains will also bring about a new population of mosquitoes to plague every outdoor event, picnic, barbeque, and party.

Now is the time to take action and put preventive measures in place against mosquitoes before they start buzzing around, biting, and potentially spreading diseases. Mosquitoes can carry some serious viruses that affect humans and pets, such as chikungunya, encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and the newest, less common, Zika. Some of these can cause muscle and joint pain, fever, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases death. While not every mosquito is carrying one of these viruses, it is more important than ever to make sure your backyard is not inundated with mosquitoes this summer and to avoid any risks. Truth be told, it is impossible to get rid of every mosquito in your yard, but with the help of a professional pest control service, you can reduce the population drastically.

Here are some factors that attract them to your Souderton yard:

  • Moisture

  • Standing water

  • Tall grass

  • Bushes

  • Thick vegetation

  • People and pets

The most important step in mosquito reduction is reducing areas where they breed and lay their eggs. Mainly any amount of standing water is perfect for the female to lay her eggs. This includes overturned toys, tools, wheelbarrows, tarps, and any other items that can collect water. Clogged gutters are also a common place mosquitoes lay their eggs, as well as gutters that lead to areas that do not drain well.

To avoid indoor mosquitoes, make sure your window and door screens are intact. Outdoors try using a fan on your porch to “blow” the mosquitoes away. If you are walking or hiking you may want to use a mosquito repellent that is effective at deterring mosquitoes from landing on you. Wear loose long-sleeved shirts and pants tucked into socks. It is also best to avoid excessive sweating which is very attractive to mosquitoes. They are also more active at dusk and dawn, so it’s best to use your yard when it is sunny, in the middle of the day.

Do you really want to plan your day, clothing, and life around mosquitoes or do you want a more convenient solution? The best way to lower your risk of mosquito-borne diseases is to reduce the mosquito population on your property. You can do this in Souderton by enlisting the help of Moyer Pest Control. Our professional mosquito control service technicians can locate hidden breeding areas. We always use EPA-approved products and methods, which makes our reduction service the way to go. Call us today to find out more and try us out to see what a difference our services make to your backyard. Then you can get back outdoors to enjoy your yard the way you should this summer.

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