With all the recent flooding, it is safe to assume certain bug populations like mosquitos may have large populations this year.
Since large bodies of water attract disease-carrying mosquitos, actions you take now may help reduce the issues you have later in the summer.
Did you know, mosquito larvae take only a couple of weeks to become adults? Adult females can lay up to 100 eggs at a time, so by ignoring a small problem, it can quickly grow out of control. Mosquitos can transmit diseases like West Nile virus, equine encephalitis and more.
Combatting nuisance mosquitos around your home is crucial to keeping the populations under control. Make sure you take steps to eliminate where mosquitos live and breed. Check all your drainage and make sure your land is draining as it should. If you have a swimming pool, make sure to keep the water treated and circulating.
Empty and change water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools and other areas in your yard t destroy potential mosquitos habitats. Also make sure you eliminate any standing water in gutters, tarps and toys.
Taking steps to make sure all of your screens are tight fitting and free of holes, using repellants when necessary and wearing long sleeves and pants when heading outside where there are high mosquito populations can help you deal with them less and keep you safe.
The experts at ASAP can offer suggestions of steps you can take to reduce mosquito populations near your home as well as apply a barrier pesticide treatment to areas where mosquitos may hide out during the day.
Mosquitos can be a nuisance, but do not have to take the fun out of your summer.
If you suspect you have a mosquito problem, call our offices today. We can send a tech out for a free consultation. Take steps now to enjoy your summer ahead!