What is your current method for dealing with mosquitoes on your property? Do you have a hands-on approach, which involves slapping mosquitoes when they land on your skin? How about bug spray? Do you cover yourself with smelly chemicals every time you plan on being outside for an extended period of time? Maybe you use another method that the internet suggested you try, but you haven’t found success with yet. Whatever you are currently doing to fight off mosquitoes from your property, we assure you, there is a better way. Here are some things the experts suggest you do to prevent mosquitoes in your Ventura County yard.
A Little Information About Mosquitoes
Understanding mosquitoes and how they reproduce is crucial if you want to effectively keep them out of your yard. The first thing you should know is that only female mosquitoes bite people for blood. They use this blood to provide nutrients for their eggs. These eggs are laid in stagnant sources of water around properties. How long does it take these eggs to turn into full-grown mosquitoes? 10 days. That’s it!
Everyone knows that mosquitoes are annoying, but did you know that they are the most dangerous creatures on the planet? It’s true. On average, mosquitoes are responsible for close to a million deaths annually. Now don’t worry, most of these deaths happen in third-world countries where access to reliable health care is limited and sickness runs rampant. That being said, here are just a few diseases mosquitoes here in America have been known to carry and transmit.
- Zika Virus
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever
Ways You Can Lessen Mosquito Activity On Your Property
There are a number of ways for dealing with mosquitoes. A few you may have heard of include using tiki torches, citronella candles, and bug spray. These methods can be mildly effective, but often do not provide homeowners with the results they are looking for. We recommend avoiding these methods unless you are going camping or are somewhere the following tips cannot be applied.
To reduce mosquito populations on your property, here are some great tips we recommend.
- Eliminate sources of standing water and fix leaks and moisture problems that might be attributed to water build-up.
- Make sure decorative pools and birdbaths on your property have a way for water to circulate.
- Trim back tree branches and shrubs to allow sunlight to shine directly on your home’s foundation.
- Clear clutter from your yard such as leaf piles, toys, and other items that might collect water.
Another thing you can do to reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes on your own property is to install fans around outdoor sitting areas. Even a light breeze is enough to make landing for mosquitoes an extremely difficult task.
A Better Way To Keep Mosquitoes Off Your Ventura County Property
Are you the kind of person who doesn’t settle for anything but the best? You are in luck. At Ventura County Pest Control, we have the absolute best solution for dealing with pesky mosquitoes, at a reasonable price. If you are planning on hosting an outdoor event, or are looking for a way to keep your property mosquito-free, year-round, our treatments are exactly what you need.
If you are ready to find out what exceptional pest control could look like for your property, reach out to our team today. One of our highly trained service representatives would be happy to answer any of your questions an/or help you schedule a service visit for your Ventura County property.