Why Mosquito Control is a Year-Round Effort

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Mosquitoes in Fayetteville, North Carolina are a year-round threat to your outdoor comfort and health. That’s why it’s crucial to have a mosquito control plan that works for you all year long. At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we’ll work with you to develop a plan that keeps mosquitos away. There are, however, simple things you can do to discourage mosquito infestations.

Why Mosquito Control is a Year-Round Effort

Moisture is synonymous with mosquitoes. The biggest thing you can do for your home’s mosquito control is to control the amount of moisture in and around your home. When mosquitoes don’t have water, they can’t survive. To protect themselves, they will stay in moist, shaded areas. Watering your plants often creates the perfect hiding place for mosquitos. To control moisture, you can:

  • Trim shrubs and trees so air can circulate.
  • Remove items in your yard that collect water or create shade where mosquitoes can hide.
  • Space decorative plants far apart to allow them to dry out quickly.

High Humidity? Hello, mosquitos. The hot, muggy summers aren’t the only humid days in the year. Mosquitos will come to your property when you have water, whether sprinkler water, rainwater, or any water that makes your yard’s soil damp. They love humid environments, so it’s essential to water your yard just the amount it needs and not overwater.

Dump standing water. An inch of stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Puddles and water collected in toys or lawn furniture give mosquitos a place to lay and hatch their eggs. A mosquito only takes a few days to go from egg to adult insect. Be sure to:

  • Change the water in a bird bath at least once a week
  • Poke holes in the bottom of a tire swing to drain the water
  • Turn a kiddie pool or other toys over when not in use so they don’t gather rainwater

When you partner with us, our technicians will help you identify mosquito breeding areas and work with you to create a mosquito control plan that works.