How to Control Mosquitoes from Taking Over Your Yard / Home
Mosquitoes are the annoying insects that cause a lot of stress to the residents of the United States every year.
Mosquito bites are so itchy. It’s also important to note mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting a number of diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue fever, Malaria, West Nile Virus (WNV), La Crosse Encephalitis (LAC), Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV), Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE), Yellow fever virus, Zika virus, etc.
It’s incredibly important to control mosquitoes and get rid of them inside the house to reduce the risks of getting bites. Keeping mosquitoes out of your house will help your family stay healthy.
Mosquitoes can live both inside and outside the home. Mosquitoes can be found in the forests, tall grasses and the areas with high humidity.
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On average, male mosquitoes live 6 – 7 days and feed on plant nectar. Female mosquitoes live up to 5 months and feed on blood of animals and humans.
Mosquito life cycle consists of four stages:
Now, we’ll talk you through mosquito life cycle and briefly describe each stage of reproduction in mosquitoes.
– Initially, female mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water or in damp soil. The female mosquito legs up to 200 legs. It takes eggs from several days to several months to hatch.
– Mosquito eggs hatch and the larva appears in water sources. It takes the larva at least 5 days to develop.
– At the next stage, larva turns into pupa. It takes pupa 2-3 days to develop.
– As a result, pupa becomes adult mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes reproduce in standing water. The entire life cycle of mosquitoes takes from 8 to 10 days.
It’s incredibly important to keep mosquitoes out of your house and yard.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your House
Mosquitoes transmit diseases and pose a risk to animals and people. So, you should do everything possible to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. That’s why it’s necessary to get rid of mosquitoes inside your home for good.
Fixing Windows and Doors
Before getting started with mosquito treatment, you have to block entry points for insects. The reality is, mosquitoes get in a house through gaps in windows and doors. Inspect your doors and windows carefully. If any cracks or holes have been found during an inspection, they need to be fixed.
When weather is hot, people usually prefer to sleep with windows open at night. In this case, mosquitoes can get in a house easily. So, it’s recommended to use the mosquito nets to prevent these kinds of things from happening.
Indoor Mosquito Traps
Once all entry points for mosquitoes have been blocked, it’s time to eliminate the insects inside your house. Use mosquito traps for this purpose. There are the devices that attract mosquito and then traps and kill it. With such traps, you will find it easy to kill mosquitoes in different areas of your home quickly and efficiently.
Ultrasonic repellers release radio waves that don’t affect people, but affect mosquitoes. This helps keep mosquitoes away from your home. If you use these types of devices, then you’ll be able to sleep at night even if your windows are open. Mosquitoes and other bugs will not disturb you.
Mosquitoes tend to hide in dark and humid areas of a house. That’s why it’s so important to check all these areas during the mosquito control process. Mosquitoes can be found in the laundry room, under the sink, in closets, under furniture. It’s necessary to apply chemical insecticide to kill mosquitoes in these places.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
First and foremost, you need to kill mosquitoes inside your house. Additionally, you have to eliminate mosquitoes in your yard. By doing so, you will be able to prevent mosquitoes from coming back to your living environment. There are many effective ways to control mosquitoes outside your house.
Eliminating Standing Water
Standing water can attract mosquitoes to your yard. Mosquitoes lay legs and breed in standing water. That means that pools, fish ponds and any other water sources should be eliminated from your yard.
Water Treatment for Mosquito Larva
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Let’s say that you can’t remove all standing water in your yard for some reasons. In this case, you have to treat standing water in your yard with for mosquito larvae. Chemical tablets kill mosquito eggs and larva in water successfully.
Mosquitoes like to have a rest in dark and damp areas of a yard during a day. Spraying chemical repellers helps kill mosquitoes in your yard. Keep in mind that this method is not safe. Chemicals, which are used to kill mosquitoes, are dangerous to the health of people. So, you have to take all the necessary safety measures when using this type of products.
Outdoor Mosquito Traps
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Outdoor mosquito traps are a safe alternative to chemical repellers. Indoor and outdoor mosquito traps work in a similar way. There are different types of outdoor mosquito traps. Traps use UV light, carbone dioxide or water to attract mosquitoes. The devices trap and kill mosquitoes.
Thermacell units can be used to get rid of mosquitoes in the air. It makes a lot of sense to use the units in the areas of your yard where you and your family members spend a lot of time. The thermacell units use heat to create protective barriers in your yard. Mosquitoes choose to stay away from the heat source.
Get Professional Help
Mosquitoes are annoying insects that can ruin your happiness. And of course, you shouldn’t allow this to happen! You have to kill and prevent mosquitoes in your house and in your yard.
Controlling mosquitoes can be hard. This important task requires knowledge, experience as well as special equipment. Leave this task to the real professionals, who know what they do.
At Beeline Pest Control, we are always looking forward to helping you with all of your mosquito control needs. Contact us today to get a FREE service quote!