Strategies To Keep Your Tulsa Home Mosquito-Free This Summer
June 28, 2019
Mosquito season in Oklahoma can last from April to October. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, mosquitoes make their appearance. They thrive in the hot weather. They nest in trees, shrubs, and other green areas. And they breed anywhere they can find standing water. This means that during the summer, you and mosquitoes are drawn to the same places: nature and water. Sometimes it feels like you need to resign yourself to an itchy summer, but there are ways to keep mosquitoes away from your property.
What Attracts Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes usually eat nectar and honeydew which they find in different plants. You’ll find them in green areas, like your garden or backyard. In order to breed, female mosquitoes look for extra protein, which can be found by biting humans. As you know, this creates large, itchy welts that can last for weeks.
Mosquitoes are also attracted to stagnant water, which makes for the perfect breeding ground. This means if you have any water on your property, you have to worry more about mosquitoes. They’ll lay eggs in almost any kind of water: pools, ponds, even still parts of a creek, or standing water in small buckets.
How Can You Keep Mosquitoes Away?
Look for standing water in your yard. Mosquitoes will breed in any water they can get. If you have a swimming pool, it’s important to keep it clean, especially if it’s not frequently in use. Empty containers of water around your yard and check for puddles mosquitoes might be using to breed.
Consider the greenery. The number of plants and trees by your house will determine a lot about possible mosquito infestations. If you live in or near a wooded area, you’ll have a much higher chance of a mosquito problem. You may want to call pest control at the beginning of the summer to have them treat the area around your house. Trees provide a lot of protection for mosquitoes, but Dandi Guarantee can treat the area so that you can enjoy summer without bites.
Avoid exterior lights. Mosquitoes, like many insects, can be attracted to light. During the summer months, you should keep outside lights off as much as possible to avoid inviting these unwanted guests into your home.
Keep doors and windows closed. Keep your doors and windows closed or install screens to keep bugs out while letting in some fresh air. Make sure to check screens for holes and make sure that screens are secure around the edges of doors and windows. Mosquitoes can fit through the smallest spaces!
Next Steps for Persistent Mosquitoes
If these tips don’t help with your mosquito problem, it’s time to get help. Mosquitoes can take away from the excitement of summer by covering you with itchy welts. They can also be dangerous, as mosquitoes carry diseases like West Nile Virus. If you have a mosquito problem, don’t hesitate to call Dandi Guarantee. Mosquitoes breed quickly and will invade your yard and home if not treated effectively. Dandi Guarantee will come to your property and treat the areas where mosquitoes nest and breed so that you can relax with a long-term solution. Not only do professionals help clear your yard immediately, but they also help keep mosquitoes away throughout the summer months.