Did you know that there are more than 3,000 different species of mosquitoes? Out of them, 176 can be found in North America.
Not only are they a nuisance, but they can also transmit diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, and malaria, some of which can be life-threatening.
The good news is that there are steps that you can take to get rid of them.
Interested? Looking for a guide on what to do? If so, you’re at the right place.
We’ll be going over everything that you need to know about getting rid of mosquitoes below. Keep reading to learn more!
1. Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water; it’s where they lay their eggs. By removing their breeding sites, you’ll be able to reduce the numbers around your home.
In other words, empty, drain, or cover all things that may hold standing water. For example, you may want to check your plant saucers or flower pots. The same goes for any old tires that are lying around the yard.
And if you have a birdbath, make sure to clean it weekly. Another option is to add an agitator—that’ll deter mosquitoes to some extent while attracting birds.
2. Use an Insect Fogger
Insect foggers, also known as ‘bug bombs’, are pesticide-filled products that work by spraying a mist into the air—one that kills insects, such as mosquitoes (they’re available from various sites such as invatechitalia.com).
There are two main types: ultra low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers, the latter of which uses heat to vaporize a chemical solution.
One main benefit of thermal foggers is that they produce much smaller droplets (they hang in the air longer), which makes them ideal for outdoor application. They also create visible fog, which makes them easier to monitor and control.
ULV foggers, on the other hand, use less insecticide, and that makes them a little more environmentally friendly.
3. Hire Professional Pest Control Services
Have mosquitoes taken over your yard? If so, it may be time to hire professional mosquito removal services. They’ll have the tools and skillset to eliminate larvae as well as the adults.
Not only that, but they’ll also be able to identify and eliminate potential breeding grounds quickly and efficiently.
On top of that, it’s much safer—not just for your family, but for other wildlife as well such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Instead of applying mosquito pesticide to a large area, they’ll be able to just target the mosquitoes.
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes For Good
As you can see, there are several things that you can do when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes. When in doubt, call in the professionals; they’ll be able to solve the issue for you once and for all!
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