As a homeowner, you’ve probably struggled with knowing the best way to keep mosquitoes away from your property and avoid those red, itchy bites.
Understanding mosquito behavior and habits is the first step in mosquito control and will help you regularly inspect your property and ensure you’re not inadvertently attracting mosquitos.
- Mosquitoes are Most Active at Certain Times of Day. Mosquitos tend to be the most active during feeding time, which occurs at dusk and dawn. During these times of day, you’ll be more likely to see mosquitos flying about in search of food and water. Pay attention to where you see mosquitoes active as the sun is coming up or going down, so you can learn more about their patterns and determine if mosquitoes are increasing in your yard.
- Mosquitoes are Attracted to Standing Water. Mosquitos need standing water to breed and reproduce, so they’ll be attracted to marshy areas or shallow pools. They lay their eggs in stagnant water and only need about half an inch of water to successfully breed. Eliminating standing water around your home is great for mosquito control because it can deter mosquitos and keep them from spawning in your yard.
- Mosquitos Can Carry and Transmit Disease. For most people, a mosquito bite will sting, creating a small, itchy, red bump on the skin. Mosquito bites typically go away after a couple of days. Still, it’s important to understand that mosquitoes can carry and transmit serious diseases such as West Nile Virus and other blood-borne diseases.
At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we’re ready to help with all your mosquito control needs. Call us today!