Summer is the time for beautiful weather and plenty of fun activities for everyone in the family. We plan for months for summer camps, water parks, beach days, picnics, and more. Unfortunately, we all know that summer also brings with it an influx of summer insects. Some of those dreaded summer pests happen to be mosquitoes.
Why do mosquitoes thrive in summer?
Spring brought a lot of rain to Pittsburgh this year. As a result, homeowners have plenty of standing water on their properties, and this is where mosquitoes happily lay their eggs. Now that summer has arrived, and with it both humidity and high temperatures, mosquitoes will begin to thrive. At the same time, many Pittsburgh residents are spending more time outdoors. This scenario gives female mosquitoes ample hosts to bite, thus giving them the blood meal they need to nourish their eggs.
How do I keep mosquitoes away?
Now that mosquitoes have returned to Pittsburgh in full force, it is essential to protect yourself. No one wants dozens of itchy, red mosquito bites on their arms or legs.
The best way to avoid mosquito bites is to follow these basic preventative measures:
Reduce areas around your home that may provide breeding locations for mosquitoes. Any source of standing water, even puddles the size of your palm, are enough for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Remove these sources of water immediately.
Mow your lawn regularly, and cut down any thick foliage.
Pools and ponds should be adequately maintained, and cleaned with chemicals so mosquito eggs will not survive.
Wear insect repellent when you go outside, especially in areas with a lot of brush.
Why Professional Pest Control is the Best Option
No matter what you do, there is no way to control the mosquito population on your Pittsburgh property completely. The quickest and most efficient way to ensure mosquitoes disappear is to get professional service treatments from Witt Pest Management. Professional help is crucial during peak mosquito season. The licensed pest experts here at Witt will inspect your property for mosquito-prone areas, and apply a mosquito repellent through an advanced misting system. For more information on the services we offer, and how Witt Pest Management can protect your home this year, reach out to us!