How to Rid Your Yard of Mosquitos
We all know mosquitos can be a nuisance, but they can also pose a serious health hazard to people and pets. With 175 species of mosquitos in the United States alone, mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent nationwide, including right here in Georgia. Read on to find out how to create a mosquito-free yard that you and your family can thoroughly enjoy and learn how to make your yard mosquito free!
Mosquito Season in Georgia
Many types of mosquitoes hibernate during the winter and return with warmer weather, usually once temps hit 50 degrees Fahrenheit. These pests tend to return to Georgia in March or April and continue to thrive until the temperature drops again following summer. Mosquitos thrive in hot, humid environments, making Georgia a prime location, particularly in the spring and summer.
All mosquitos need water to breed and survive. They prefer stagnant water, so if you live near a pond, marsh, swamp or other wetlands, the mosquito population may increase. Yet, mosquitos can also thrive near any standing water. Be sure gutters are clear, and equipment, furniture and holes in your yard are not collecting water. Always be sure to put any object that may fill with water away, and check for standing water following a rainstorm.
Identifying Mosquito-Prone Areas
Mosquitos breed and lay eggs in water. Inspecting your yard for potential mosquito breeding sites must be done on a regular basis. Eliminating water sources where mosquitos may lay eggs and develop is your first step. Typical mosquito breeding sources commonly include:
- Clogged gutters
- Damaged foundations
- Tree/flower pots
- Pet dishes
- Inflatable pools
- Backyard toys
Treating Your Yard
Often times professional mosquito control is the way to go when it comes to effectively halting your mosquito problem. Flexible Pest Services based out of Loganville Ga, and serving all of Metro Atlanta will inspect your yard for current and potential mosquito breeding sites and apply a proactive treatment to eliminate adult mosquitos, eggs, and larvae. Insecticide spray applications will need to be applied on a recurring basis to continue to keep mosquitos at bay. All areas of your yard will be treated, including trees, bushes, tall grasses, structural overhangs, decks, and other shady, moist areas. These applications are a quick, cost-effective way to immediately rid your yard of the annoyance and health hazards mosquitos possess.
Call today for a free, no obligation quote. We are here to help you create a pest-free backyard oasis that your family, friends and pets can truly enjoy.