Avoiding Mosquitoes During the Rainy Seasons
Here in Central FL, the year-round warm and humid conditions create a perpetual mosquito haven. It’s important to be monitoring your yard year-round to ensure that you aren’t allowing conditions to build up that attract mosquitoes to your yard. Once they establish a breeding population, they can be quite difficult to remove on your own. It’s hard to even find their breeding sites in some cases! If the rain has brought unwanted mosquitoes with it for you recently, it’s time to get your local mosquito exterminators involved. Read on to learn more from Heron Home & Outdoor!
How to Prevent Mosquitoes on your Property
Because it rains so often in our region, we have to be diligent in taking preventative measures year-round to prevent mosquito problems from developing around our homes. Here are some tips for dealing with mosquitoes on your own:
- Remove Stagnant Water – Mosquitoes breed in pools of standing water, no matter what size. Common spots to look for collecting rainwater include bird baths, pools that don’t use filters, and uncovered garbage bins. Draining this water halts mosquitoes from breeding around your property.
- Seal Your Home – Preventing mosquitoes inside your home is just as important as stopping them outside. Making sure that your windows and doors are closed in the morning and evening, especially in the evening, can keep mosquitoes from biting you at night as you sleep.
- Use Repellants – People often make the mistake of forgetting to apply insect repellant when they spend the day outside. Especially in the summer when we wear thinner clothing, chemicals like DEET can help to ward off mosquitoes trying to bite us outdoors.
- Clear Your Gutters – Your rain gutters tend to collect fallen leaves and other unwanted debris which prevent water from draining properly. Unfortunately, this leads to a buildup that causes rainwater to collect, creating more space for mosquitoes to breed. You can also trim trees that hang over your home so that the debris doesn’t fall onto your roof and into your gutters.
While some people report a drop in mosquito activity around their property after taking care of these measures, mosquitoes can make use of tiny pools of water to breed in. A professional exterminator will look in places that you wouldn’t think to check during a mosquito inspection.
Your Local Mosquito Control Experts
At Heron Home & Outdoor, we offer an effective and lasting mosquito control program in which we inspect your property for potential breeding sites and provide insight on preventative measures that you can take on your own. We then set up a barrier treatment around your home to handle the breeding mosquito population. For more information or for a free same-day estimate, contact our mosquito control team today!
Avoiding Mosquitoes During the Rainy Seasons in Orlando FL and surrounding counties
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