Just Say No to Mosquitos: Preparing for Swarming Season

 In Lawn Care, Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

When is Mosquito Season? The answer to this question depends on what part of the country

A swarm of mosquitoes over some grass outdoors

you’re asking it in. Mosquitoes don’t follow a calendar in the same way you might. Instead, they go by temperature. Once the climate reaches a consistent 50 degrees, a few things happen:

  • Mosquito eggs hatch
  • Immature mosquitos overwintering underwater continue to metamorphosize 
  • Hibernating adult mosquitos wake up and start to feed and breed

This means that in certain parts of the country you don’t have to worry about mosquitoes for a majority of the year. However, in our part of Florida the temperature throughout the year averages at 70 degrees or more. That makes mosquitos a constant threat, and the last thing you want is to attract more of these blood-sucking pests to your property. 

So how can you prepare for the height of mosquito season, and who can you call for quality mosquito control services in [city]?

What Attracts Mosquitoes

Mosquitos are drawn to anywhere where their females can lay their eggs, as well as get the blood meals they need to produce them. This is usually done in bodies of standing water as large as a backyard swimming pool, or as small as an overturned bottlecap.

Once they lay their eggs, they can hatch and reach adulthood within the span of a week. If that wasn’t bad enough, a single mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs at one time. So if you don’t take preparations, you can be in the midst of an infestation pretty quickly. 

What Can I Do to Combat Mosquitos?

The best thing you can do to prevent mosquitoes in your yard is to eliminate access to standing water. But that might be easier said than done. As we said before, mosquitos are just as likely to breed in a birdbath as they are a puddle of water. It requires some ingenuity to address sources of standing water, which may include:

  • Boats
  • Tarps and coverings
  • Clogged downspouts
  • Ponds and pools
  • Overwatered lawns

You may need to empty some sources, chemically treat them, or cover the area with mesh small enough to keep out mosquitos. If that’s not enough to keep these pests from infesting your yard, that means it’s time to call for the professionals. 

Heron Home & Outdoor for Mosquito Treatment in [city]

At Heron Home & Outdoor, we understand more than most what goes into mosquito extermination. That’s because we specialize in lawn care as well as pest control. Mosquitoes love overgrown, dampened lawns, which is why addressing the state of your yard is vital in clearing an infestation. When you call on us, we can provide comprehensive mosquito control that covers every angle. So if you want to get a jump start on mosquito season, do it right with Heron Home & Outdoor. Contact us today for a free quote!

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