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Mosquito Control Tips

When you spend a lot of time making your yard look beautiful, you want to be able to enjoy picnics, barbecues, and other fun times outdoors without being attacked by mosquitoes. Since these pests are known to transmit serious diseases, it is vital to learn how to prevent these creatures from taking over your home. Besides spreading disease, individuals may have adverse reactions to mosquito bites. It is common for affected sites to suffer from mild irritation and inflammation. However, if a person is allergic, intense swelling may occur. If a person scratches a bite and causes an open wound, an infection may begin as well.

Ways to Prevent Mosquitoes

  • Stop Mosquitoes from Breeding. Mosquitoes breed in stagnate water. To avoid eggs from becoming a problem, it is best to eliminate all standing water from your home and yard. This includes unused pools, clogged gutters, ornamental ponds and bird baths, and landscape puddles.
  • Keep Adults Away. During the day, mature mosquitoes rest in tall weeds and vegetation. To keep your yard free of mosquitoes, it is vital to trim your lawn often and to eliminate high weeds. It is advised to dispose of leaf piles and old grass clippings as well.
  • Use Mosquito-Repelling Plants. There are numerous plants that act as natural repellents. For instance, the citronella plant can be used as a decorative addition to your patio so that pests stay away. Lavender, marigolds, and catnip work as well.

Where Mosquitoes are Found

As previously discussed, mosquitoes love water. Besides the obvious places that water accumulates, mosquitoes may be found around plant saucers, pet bowls, and uncovered garbage cans.

When to Seek Professional Help

Even when you are careful and take precautions to keep mosquitoes out of your home's space, nothing is guaranteed. When you have tried a number of techniques to keep these pests away, it may be necessary to work with a professional pest control company. These experts understand the safest and most effective ways to kill adult mosquitoes and larvae.

If you live in Charlotte or Sarasota Counties, Venice Pest Control is ready to help you eliminate your issues. This company assess each client's individual needs and uses the latest technologies to get rid of all pest problems. When you are worried about mosquito bites, our certified pest management professionals will go to work and apply necessary treatments so that you remain protected. For a free quote, call (888)962-4887.

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