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How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In Your Yard: Tips And Tricks

June 23, 2023 - Mosquitoes

Author - Tom Miche

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Let's face it; mosquitoes are like that one friend who always shows up uninvited and refuses to leave. They buzz around your ears, leave itchy bumps on your skin, and even manage to ruin a perfectly good evening barbecue. It’s a good thing Miche Pest Control provides the most effective ways to get rid of mosquitoes around your property to keep you, your family, and your guests feeling completely unbothered.

If you're ready to enjoy your outdoor living spaces without the unwelcome company, keep reading to learn more about mosquitoes and how experienced pest control professionals can get rid of them quickly.

Mosquito Means 'Little Fly'

In case you were wondering, the name mosquito means “little fly” in Spanish, which translates into “long-legged.” Interestingly, mosquitoes were referred to as gnats by the English in Europe at one point in time. They were undoubtedly onto something, as gnats also bite and can be equally annoying. Mosquitoes are a part of the same family as your regular house fly. The only difference is that these pests feed on blood, making them more of a health hazard than common flies. That's why taking a mosquito infestation on your property seriously is important by contacting your local pest control company for further assistance.

What Happens When A Mosquito Bites You

Most people are so used to getting at least one mosquito bite during the summer that it’s become just a normal occurrence that comes with enjoying the outdoors. But getting bitten by these insects is way more than a nuisance. It can pose a threat to your health.  Mosquitoes are tiny, disease-transmitting critters known to carry illnesses like malaria, zika virus, and West Nile virus.

Furthermore, mosquito bites can cause discomfort in the form of itching and soreness. So, what exactly happens when a mosquito bites you? These insects inject a minuscule amount of saliva into the skin that contains an anticoagulant, which thwarts blood clotting, enabling the insect to consume blood more efficiently. It’s their saliva that causes the unfavorable aftereffects.

If mosquitoes have descended upon your property, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Miche Pest Control right away.

Proactive Tips To Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

Now that you've become more familiar with these biting insects let's discuss proactive measures you can take to keep mosquitoes away from your yard in the first place. Review our simple tips below to start seeing a reduction in mosquito activity today:

  • Eliminate standing water around your property

  • Trim your shrubs and cut grass low

  • Clear away debris from your gutters

  • Repair leaks and address drainage issues

  • Avoid wearing sweet-smelling lotion or perfume while outdoors

Remember, it only takes the tiniest amount of water to attract mosquitoes. Only a bottle cap of liquid is enough for mosquitoes to lay eggs in. That means any items in your yard that can collect water make you a prime target for mosquitoes. Anything from your child's plastic swimming pool and bird baths to flower pots or leftover cups are all culprits for attracting these irritating pests.

If you require additional tips or further guidance to keep mosquitoes at bay, consult a reputable pest management company in your area.

The Trick To Total Mosquito Control For Your Yard

The secret to total mosquito control for your yard lies in the hands of trained professionals with the background, knowledge, and latest technology to successfully eliminate these annoying critters. At Miche Pest Control, our residents are our number one priority. We strive to provide unparalleled customer service that improves the lives of our community by helping to maintain healthy and comfortable living conditions. Reach out to us today so we can start working on your complimentary quote.

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