Mosquitoes are undoubtedly one of the most annoying parts of the summer season, and the fact that you can’t hide from them is even more aggravating. Mosquitoes have highly developed chemical sensors that allow them to sense the carbon dioxide and lactic acid that we exhale from up to 100 feet away, so while it is impossible to completely stay off their radar, there are a few ways that you can limit your exposure to them and the diseases that they are capable of carrying.
Some of the best mosquito control only takes a half hour or so out of your day. It is important to check your yard twice a week, and especially after rainstorms, for any containers that are holding water. Even the smallest amount of water is suitable for a female mosquito to lay her eggs and produce a new generation of adult mosquitoes in as little as seven days, so dumping any stagnant water is a necessary part of controlling mosquitoes. In addition to making sure that your yard isn’t attracting hoards of mosquitoes with ample breeding grounds, personal protection is the most effective way that you can prevent a mosquito-borne illness. When outdoors, it is necessary to wear a repellant that contains DEET so that mosquitoes stay far away from you, and also it is important to check all window and door screens in your house to make sure that they are snugly fit and free of any gaps or holes that would allow mosquitoes to get inside.
If you’ve followed all of the recommendations for controlling the mosquito population on your property and you still have swarms around, hiring a professional mosquito control company is your best bet for a successful and rapid eradication. Having an expert take care of the problem takes the weight of mosquito treatment off of your shoulders so you can get back to enjoying your summer.