While mosquitoes are a natural part of summer in East Texas, you don’t have to let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying warm summer evenings outside with your family. There are precautions you can take to avoid hearing that dreaded buzzing or going to bed with mosquito bites.
Since mosquitoes flourish in wet, humid conditions, the most effective method of controlling mosquitoes around your home is reducing the availability of standing water in which mosquitoes tend to breed. This can include cleaning roof gutters; turning over unused small swimming pools and other containers that collect rainwater; changing the water in bird-baths twice a week or installing a water agitator in them; cleaning and chlorinating swimming pools; stocking ornamental ponds with fish; and refreshing pet water dishes frequently.
In addition to removing all standing water, extra precautions include planting mosquito-repelling plants such as citronella, lemon-herb, marigolds, and lavender, as well as including citronella candles and torches in your outdoor space. You should also keep weeds and grass trimmed and fallen leaves raked because mosquitoes rest on low-lying vegetation in the heat of the day.
The final and most effective precaution you can take to prevent mosquitoes around your home is the use of commercial treatments to dispose of adult mosquitos and prevent new mosquitoes from hatching.
Alyssa Hankins discovered this exciting phenomenon when Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape, & Pest Control treated for mosquitoes around her East Texas home.
My home is next to a lot of trees and backs up to a park so we had a lot of mosquitoes. Before Petty’s sprayed for mosquitoes, we were only able to let the dog out for a few minutes without getting bitten. After I had a son, I wanted him to be able to play outside without mosquito bites. Since Petty’s came and sprayed for mosquitoes last summer, we’ve only seen one mosquito and now our dog and son can play outside without being bitten. I highly recommend Petty’s Irrigation, Landscape, & Pest Control for mosquito pest control.
Petty’s has the most innovative techniques and equipment to rid your home and yard of those unwelcome house guests so that you can enjoy soaking up the summer sunshine with your family. Get a free quote by calling 800-258-9184 or clicking the button below.