Our Outdoor Spaces Can Be Our Favorite Spaces
Georgia enjoys long, hot summers during which many people want to be outside as much as possible, enjoying the sun or relaxing in the shade. For this reason, a lot of care is put into developing outdoor spaces that are inviting, and where friends and family will want to gather. From backyard parties and birthdays to evenings in the park and bonfires, some of the most fun memories take place outdoors. But they can all be ruined by one tiny little insect.
Mosquitoes Can Make It So We Don't Want To Be Outside
You know there’s trouble ahead when you hear the first one buzzing in your ear. Mosquitoes are responsible for the most deaths caused by an animal every single year because they not only cause painful, itchy bites, but they are also vectors of diseases. The list of diseases caused by mosquitoes includes dengue, Chagas disease, malaria, chikungunya, and more. And even without illnesses, it is possible for a simple bite to require medical treatment if it leads to an allergic reaction. The risk is multiplied the more bites you have in a short period of time. The good news is that there are ways to remove factors that attract mosquitoes to your outdoor space.
How To Remove Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Outdoor Space
If you are struggling with a mosquito infestation or just wish to avoid attracting one, there are several strategies you can try to keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor space. For instance:
- Remove sources of standing water. Mosquitoes require standing water to reproduce, and you might be surprised to hear that they do not need more than a small capful to be successful. Removing sources of stagnant water can go a long way in keeping these invasive pests away.
- Use water aerators if removing water sources is not possible. If you want to both keep your bird bath or pond and also avoid mosquitoes, consider installing water aerators to disrupt the surface tension, thus preventing mosquitoes from laying eggs.
- Remove yard debris. Mosquitoes are tiny insects that need to seek shelter to survive. Your wood and leaf piles, grass clippings, and other yard debris can help them stay safe and multiply.
Getting rid of mosquitoes is not easy, but these tips can help keep them at bay naturally. If after trying them, you do not see a change in the infestation, it might be time to reach out to the experts.
The Most Effective Way To Mosquito-Free Outdoor Spaces
The most effective way to mosquito-free outdoor spaces is to combine the natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes described above with the help of a professional pest company when more effective treatments are needed. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we offer effective and reliable mosquito control solutions that fit your needs. From automated mosquito misting to mosquito spraying services and more, our licensed technicians have the expertise needed to recommend various options that are both safe and will make your mosquito problem a thing of the past.
Mosquitoes are dangerous pests that can cause painful and itchy bites, as well as transmit dangerous diseases that can be life-threatening. If you are ready to take control of your outdoor spaces again, contact us to schedule a home inspection and determine if spraying for mosquitoes in your yard is right for you.