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How to Prepare for Mosquito Season
After spending a whole cold winter at home, there is nothing like the guarantee of warmer climate coming with spring season. Although the longer days of spring, its sunny heavens and scented blossoms also have an immense downsize; mosquitoes. This is because the mixture of infrequent rains and warmer weather is the perfect setting for an invasion of these irritating pests. And, as many places across the country are seeing warmer weather holding out through fall too, mosquitoes usually stay around longer too. Generally summer is thought, by many, to be the time of the year when mosquitoes emerge, for a lot of regions in the country, being ready for the invasion all through the year pays off. There is no defined date defining the opening or close of mosquito season. Rather, what happens during summer is that the temperature increases beyond 50 degrees encouraging these annoying pests to come to light and play where they will be seen until the weather cools. So how do get ready for mosquito season?
One effective method to keep mosquitoes away from your home is removing any stagnant water in your yard. That is because standing water attracts mosquitoes. Standing water provides the perfect ground for mosquitoes to breed, and even the smallest amount that can fill a bottle cap is sufficient for their breeding. With that in mind, it is best that you clear any rainwater that is amassed in the garden. You might as well want to look out for empty buckets, flowerpots, as well as pet food bowls, because they, too, can collect rainwater. Birdbaths also make an easily breeding area for mosquitoes and such, it is critical that you get rid of these. You should act fast considering that mosquito eggs mature quickly into nymphs.
Moreover, it is necessary that you keep the gutters and drains around your home. Gutters are prone to clutter from the fallen leaves that accumulate all through fall and winter. That hold water causing the pooling of standing water which favors the thriving of mosquitoes.
Consider burning incense and fragranced candles as their fragrant smoke is not pleasant for mosquitoes – in fact, it chases them away. It is advisable that you position them close to your home’s entry points and burn them before mosquitoes start appearing. You can manage to keep them away from your entry points in the first place.
Call on experts if you are running out of effective option to eliminate the mosquitoes. Make sure you are working with an accredited and skilled individual. During the inspection, the individual should aid you in pinpointing areas that are breeding grounds that you may have overlooked and also offer solutions to eradicate them.