How To Get Rid Of MosquitoesIn Spring on May 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm | Written by admin
When They Are Active
Mosquitoes are dangerous pests that thrive in warm weather. Depending on your local weather and seasonal changes, mosquito season can vary. Generally, these pests are active when the temperature reaches above 50 degrees consistently. In northern Illinois and the Chicago area, mosquitoes become active in late April and early May. As the temperature increases, their reproduction cycles shorten and more mosquitoes appear rapidly. Mosquito season ends when the temperature drops below 50.
There are a variety of at home treatments to prevent and control the mosquito population at your home. Prevention can be key! Mosquitoes use standing water as breeding grounds so be sure to remove objects that collect water like buckets, wheelbarrows, empty flower pots, rain gutters, toys etc. If you have a pool, make sure to keep it actively chlorinated and treated. Mosquitoes are especially active after it rains, so make sure to eliminate any standing water sources prior to a storm or immediately after.
At Home Pest Control
There are a variety of home remedies for mosquito control, though most of these are not comprehensive solutions. Citronella candles and small bowls of dish soap are effective at repelling mosquitoes for an evening. Garlic and chives can also repel mosquitoes, however, it’s only effective if consumed in large quantities. Wearing white, using dryer sheets, mouthwash spray, and other methods are ineffective.
Some have found success in treating standing water sources with a Bt-I pesticide, as it kills mosquito larva.
Best Method to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
The best method to eliminate the pests is by professionally treated mosquito control spray. Our pest control spray, for example, provides 21 day mosquito control and we return once every 3 weeks during mosquito season for best results.
Mosquitoes can carry numerous diseases and cause terrible itchy bites, ruining your time spent outdoors. Keep as mosquito free as possible this summer by preventing, treating, and spraying.Comment »