Mosquitoes can be quite a problem, especially during certain seasons. Depending upon
where you live, it’s no wonder mosquito control products are so needed. No matter what
species of mosquito you have flying around they all must have a water source in order to
survive. In as little as a few days, hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes can be produced if
water is present. If you have standing water and have a mosquito problem, the first thing to
do is drain all water sources near your property. Animal troughs, pet watering dishes, and bird
baths will all contribute to the reproduction of these flying invaders.
Eliminate Water Sources i.e.: Breeding Grounds
Of course your pet needs water, so perhaps you can move their water dish inside your home
during those really bad mosquito months. If you have any leaks on your property, you will
want to have those repaired as soon as possible. If you do have a pond on your property,
consider getting mosquito eating fish that will help you to control them. In order to properly
rid your home of mosquitoes, you really need to attack all the water sources in your yard to
prevent these tiny pests from becoming an even bigger problem.
Mosquito traps are a great way to draw them away from your living areas. The traps use
various attractants that fool the mosquitoes into thinking the trap houses a living host. Within
as little as a month, these traps will effectively interrupt the breeding cycle which will prevent
future little mosquito-lings from being born. There is a variety of traps available on the market
that offer different coverage areas, attractants, and lures. Some even use UV lights and a fan
to attract the suckers and knock them down.
Misting Systems Creating a Barrier
For long lasting protection, you can choose to invest in a backyard misting system. These
misting systems can be placed anywhere on your property. Cordless models are great to use
and can be transported anywhere the problem seems concentrated. These misters create
a barrier between you and the pests by repelling them and killing them on contact. There
is nothing to clean up, they are very easy to use, and come with a variety of concentrates
you can choose to use. Some are 100% natural and are biodegradable if you are concerned
about chemical usage.