Though they’re at their worst in the depths of summer, mosquitoes are still alive and kicking in your neighborhood. You may have thought they went away, but just wait for that next big rain. The following morning, or maybe two days later, you’ll have a brand new swarm of mosquitoes in the air around your yard.
The problem is, mosquitoes die at the season’s first frost. Until that happens, they continue to live and, more importantly, to breed. Even though the air gets very cool at night, they won’t be put down for the count until the weather drops substantially further. In the meantime, they’re doing what they do, and part of that involves biting you!
There are steps you can take to lessen the chances of a new mid-fall swarm taking over your yard. Some things, like proximity to a large body of water, are out of your hands, but even in such an event you can still do things to make your yard less habitable for mosquitoes.
- Removing large concentrations of standing water in your yard. Things like bird baths or stagnant ponds.
- If you have a pool, keep it clean and chlorinated.
- Clean out your gutters: removing leaves and debris allows for water to drain properly.
- Drill holes in the bottom of garbage cans or recycling bins to prevent water from accumulating within them.
- Maintain your yard’s landscaping to prevent areas where water may pool or puddle.
- Keep your yard clean of any garbage or debris that might collect rainwater and give mosquitoes a place to spawn.
You might be sensing a theme here: STANDING WATER! GET RID OF IT!
That said, if a tough situation around your house has gotten completely out of control, call us pros at Rest Easy Pest Control. We’ll know what to do no matter what’s going on, and we’re more than happy to help!