How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Columbus Yard
June 15, 2021 - Mosquitoes
Have you become mosquito complacent? Do you allow these pests to bite you and then watch as they fill up on your blood? Do you put minimal effort into waving them away when spending time outdoors? If so, we have some reasons why you should start to care. In the past couple of years, the concept of getting sick from unseen causes has been a real issue around the world. If you don’t know, mosquitoes spread blood-borne diseases. If you are not careful, you could get very sick. To protect you and your family from the threats mosquitoes pose, here is how to keep these pests away from your Central Ohio yard.
Why Mosquitoes Invade Area Yards
Mosquitoes are warm-weather pests that have short lifespans and use every minute of it looking for ways to survive and repopulate. These pests invade area yards for three reasons, to feed on honeydew, nectar, and plant sap; lay their eggs and reproduce; and gather blood. If you didn’t know, only female mosquitoes bite. They do so to gather nutrients for their eggs which they lay in sources of stagnant water. If your property offers mosquitoes sources of water and the ability to feed and get blood, you will have more trouble with these pests.
The Reason Mosquito Bites Are Dangerous
A mosquito bite alone is not dangerous. It isn’t even that painful. What is dangerous are the many blood-borne diseases that these pests can pick up and transmit. Mosquitoes pick up these sickness vectors by biting infected people/animals. Once infected themselves, they then pose a risk to any future person they bite. Some of the most common diseases mosquitoes spread in America include West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria, and chikungunya.
How To Mitigate Your Risk Of Being Bitten
Even though mosquito-borne diseases are less common in the United States, you should still be cautious when spending time outdoors. Some ways to mitigate your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes when out in about include wearing light-colored clothing, applying bug repellant to your body, avoiding outdoor areas during dawn and dusk, and doing your best to keep your body temperature low and your breathing slow.
Ways To Control Mosquito Populations On Your Property
In addition to mitigating your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes, we also recommend taking some precautionary steps around your property. Here are some helpful prevention tips to try to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and deter these pests from your property.
Install fans around covered, outdoor lounging areas.
Eliminate sources of water build-up around your property.
Make sure your gutters are in good working condition and not collecting water.
Fix leaky pipes and fixtures that might be contributing to water build-up around your home.
Trim your grass and landscaping regularly.
Stock ponds with mosquitofish.
Inform your neighbors about how they can deter mosquitoes from their properties.
The Benefits Of Mosquito Control
When it comes to dangerous and annoying mosquitoes, you shouldn’t take chances. If you want to ensure these abrasive pests stay off your Central Ohio property, your best option is to involve the experts at Mandau’s Pest Solutions. Let our team come out and address your situation. We will identify pest pressures around your property and implement fast-working and effective mosquito control designed to eliminate these pests and keep future invaders away. We also offer one-time services for outdoor event centers if you are planning a wedding, family reunion, or another outdoor event.
Call us today to learn more about your options and get started on your road to a mosquito-free yard.
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