Mosquitoes are some of the most widely spread insects in the world. While in some places they can be annoying, in others, such as Africa, they can carry bacteria and viruses of serious diseases such as malaria that can and have been known to lead to death. Keeping the population under control is never easy, because they reproduce fast and most people do not know the basics about these insects let alone how to keep them away from their houses.
Ways to get rid of mosquitoes
1. Make sure they do not have a place to live
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water and they prefer swamps or any containers filled with water. Make sure there are none around your house. If you have a dog in the backyard that requires a bowl with water, make sure that you chance it daily, so any eggs that might be there will be destroyed. Since mosquitoes feed and wake up during the night, they need a shelter during the day as well. These shelters are usually represented by tall grass or bushes. Make sure that the grass is cut and the bushes are trimmed so they will have no place to stay in during the day. This will force them to move away to other places where they can find shelters.
2. Keep the water in the pool clean
In the case that you have a pool, it is important to keep in mind that pools filled with water can also attract mosquitoes because they can lay their eggs there. You have to remember that keeping a pool is a huge responsibility and the water has to be changed regularly. Buy a pool cleaner and make sure that no mosquitoes can lay eggs there. Besides changing the water, make sure that your pool is also covered during the night.
3. Cover any low lying areas in the ground
Besides bushes and grass, mosquitoes also enjoy sleeping in low lying areas in the ground. After it rains, the water will remain in these areas and once again, might attract mosquitoes to lay their eggs there. Make sure you fill them or at least drain them from the water that has accumulated there to avoid having more mosquitoes being born.
4. Use insecticides and other chemical products to keep mosquitoes away
If the tips presented above will not be enough when it comes down to keeping mosquitoes away, you can also choose to use commercial insecticides which will create an uneasy atmosphere for them to live in, thus ensuring that the amount of mosquitoes near you will be kept low. Alternately you can contact Earth’s Best Pest Control to assist you with your insect problems.
By following these tips, not only will you be able to keep these annoying insects away, but you’ll also have to worry less about the diseases that they may carry. With this in mind, it can be truly considered worth it to take the appropriate steps a bit before summer hits in in order to make sure that they are kept away.