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How to Prevent Mosquito Infestation

Making your yards and houses as inhospitable as you could to all the mosquitos is the greatest defense in this fight against mosquito infestation. Keep in mind that it isn’t simply about scratchy bites. A mosquito could possibly carry and transmit severe illnesses via the bite. Your pets are also vulnerable to mosquitos. For those who don’t know, a mosquito can carry heartworm disease. This could be fatal to both cats and dogs.

Now is the time to act and call a professional of pest extermination Austin. Here are several ways to stop mosquitos from breeding on your property:

Do Not Let Water Go Stagnant

Mosquitos require still and stagnant water to lay their eggs and for their babies to hatch and mature successfully. It is really significant to thoroughly empty water buckets and kiddie pools, keep gutters clear, and regularly change the water in your birdbaths during mosquito season.

Dump It Out

Go outside and take a look around your property whenever the rain has moved on and once your sprinklers have stopped. Be sure they snugly fit and do not droop if you have tarps on outdoor equipment or cars. This would allow water to pool. Also, make it a habit to check regularly outdoor pet bowls and the flowerpots’ surface and pat saucers for signs of mosquito larvae or wigglers.

Pick up Your Trash

Schedule a trash patrol every week. Throw away cans, cups, bottles, and other debris. Most items that hold water – even a tiny amount – could be the best place for a mosquito to lay its eggs.

Check your Water Features

Try spreading botanical products that are environmentally friendly if you live near drainage canals, a decorative pond, a small pond, or other places possibly to hold stagnant water. These botanical products may include Bacillus Thuringiensis (BTI) that could act as a larvicide. It kills mosquitoes before they successfully mature. You could also stock pons with mosquito fish, also known as Gambusia.

Throw out or Drain Tires

Get rid of old car tires from your house. You could also drill holes in the tire swings bottom portion to allow for drainage. Tires are one of the biggest havens of mosquitos. Run-off, sprinklers, rainwater, it does not matter. It is hard to pour out once water ends up in your old tire.

Get Rid of Junk and Declutter

Take this chance to redecorate the exterior of your house while getting rid of mosquitos at the same time. Get rid of old shelves, car parts, old barbeque grills and other things that you have been meaning to get rid of. Mosquitos could lay eggs just around anywhere water could collect.

Clean the Yard

Mosquitos like overgrown weeds, brush, tall grass, and trees. Maintaining your lawns tidiness helps keep mosquitos out. Consider putting in several plants, flowers, or herbs that are mosquito-repelling if things begin to look bad. These plants include feverfew, pennyroyal, lemon eucalyptus, citronella grass, chrysanthemums, marigolds, lavender, and peppermint.

If it is too late and mosquitos have already matured successfully, it is wise to call a professional pest exterminator to get rid of those pests.