Small in size but big in danger, mosquitoes may very well be the most dangerous of all pests. They've been responsible for the spreading of disease and illness to millions of people for centuries; diseases that include: yellow fever, dengue fever, and malaria. They can spread heartworm and other diseases to our beloved family pets, too. The most recent risk associated with mosquito bites is the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness extremely dangerous to pregnant women. Even non-dangerous mosquitoes are a complete nuisance, leaving painful and itchy welts behind when they bite, making it very difficult to enjoy time spent in your yard. How can you reduce your risks of illness from mosquito-transmitted diseases without spending all of your time indoors?
Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard
There are no mosquito control solutions that will completely eliminate mosquitoes from your yard, but you can greatly reduce the number of biting mosquitoes and therefore – greatly reduce your risks.
Try the following do-it-yourself methods for reducing the number of mosquitoes on your property:
Get rid of all sources of standing water including flower containers, tires, buckets, clogged gutters, toys, and more.
Cut your grass frequently.
Maintain swimming pools and ponds with chemicals to prevent mosquitoes from using them for breeding.
Plant citronella, marigold, lavender, and catnip plants to deter mosquitoes.
You will want to use a mosquito control service through the peak mosquito breeding season to get the best results. In Pennsylvania, the peak mosquito season runs between April and October.
Pennsylvania Mosquito Control from Witt Pest Management
Professional mosquito control from Witt Pest Management involves an inspection of your property. An experienced and friendly pest control technician will look around your property to identify areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed or rest – such as standing water and in your landscaping. Once the areas have been identified, a mosquito repellent is applied to the areas through a misting system. Pets should be kept indoors for about two hours after a treatment is applied.
For best results, the mosquito control treatment should be applied once a month throughout the peak mosquito season, although you can also choose to get a one-time treatment just before a special outdoor event to help reduce the number of mosquitoes making an uninvited appearance during your BBQ or party.
Help reduce your risks for mosquito-borne diseases and illnesses. Get professional mosquito control solutions for your Pennsylvania property, today.