It is that time of year again, Mosquito Time! Yep, they are back to ‘bug’ us. Of course, mosquitoes are a bigger problem in certain areas than others. How can you make sure they’re not an issue near your home? Take a look.
The Water Connection
Where you find standing water, you also find mosquito problems. Standing water actually lives in more place than you might imagine, and many of them might be near your lawn. Places you might find standing water include a nearby ditch, a flood irrigated lawn, a bird bath, a water fountain feature, or tires, buckets or other debris that can serve as a container. Eliminate standing water near your home. In cases like bird baths and water features, wash them and replace the water on a regular basis.
Your Lawn Care Habits
The way you take care of your lawn may also impact mosquito habitats. When they’re not feasting on you, mosquitoes actually consume plant nectar, so trimming your lawn and the vegetation around your home is a perfect way to keep the population down this summer. Be sure that you eliminate your piles of yard debris, too, as those can also serve to attract mosquitoes.
Enlisting Professional Help
If you’re concerned about your risk for mosquito problems this year or you simply don’t have time to tackle the preventative steps on your own, you may want to consult a professional. Your Phoenix exterminator can come to your home and evaluate your mosquito infestation. They can then determine a good plan for getting rid of the mosquitoes. Plus, they will also implement a plan for keeping the mosquitoes away from your home and your lawn for the rest of the season. So, when you notice mosquitoes flying around your property, don’t delay. Call us now to learn more about how we can help.