The Key To Effective Mosquito Control For Your Lake Mary Lawn
May 15, 2022 - Mosquitoes
How long have you lived in Lake Mary? If you have lived in the area or in the south for your entire life, you may not know what it is like to not have to deal with mosquitoes. In more northern states, these pests go away when the weather gets cold enough, and some places, like Antarctica and Iceland, never get mosquitoes. Although we do not have a way to make Lake Mary completely mosquito-free, we do have some methods that will help you avoid bites on and off your property. If you are looking for the key to effective mosquito control for your Lake Mary lawn, here are some things to consider today.
How To Identify Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes may seem easy to identify, but there is one thing people often do not consider. There are more than a few types of mosquitoes here in Lake Mary. We have Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes triseriatus, Anopheles albimanus, Anopheles Barberi, and many others. Each of these species has a slightly different appearance and is known for spreading different forms of diseases. Instead of helping you become an expert on identifying each of these types of mosquitoes, we find it more valuable for you to know the basics, such as the fact that all mosquitoes are small, have long bodies and needle-nosed mouthparts, and are poor flyers. When engorged with a blood meal, a mosquito's abdomen grows and takes on a blood-red coloration.
The Dangerous Diseases Mosquitoes Are Known To Spread
Although different mosquitoes spread different diseases, there is a general list that you should know. Three of the most common diseases carried by mosquitoes are West Nile virus, dengue fever, and Malaria. Something to note about the diseases carried by mosquitoes is that they are less common here in the states. This is because we have access to quality health care services and therefore have fewer people infected with mosquito-borne diseases. But outbreaks still occur. For this reason, we recommend that people take every precaution possible to avoid getting sick.
How To Naturally Remove Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Lawn
There are two ways to combat mosquitoes. The first is to make yourself less attractive. This might involve wearing light-colored pants and shirts with long sleeves, not exerting yourself outdoors, and applying mosquito repellant before going into mosquito-dense areas like marshes and swamps. The other way to combat mosquitoes is to remove factors that attract mosquitoes around your property. Here are some natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes to consider.
- Eliminate sources of water buildup.
- Change the water in ornate pools and birdbaths once every four days.
- Stock ponds on your property with mosquitofish.
- Keep grass and greenery well-trimmed.
- Install screens around outdoor lounging areas.
- Install fans inside uncovered lounging areas.
- Make sure your gutters are properly channeling water away from your home.
The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Lawn
If you are looking for a way to get rid of mosquitoes in your lawn for good, your best option is to invest in professional mosquito abatement by Hawkeye Home & Pest Solutions. Our team of highly trained technicians will pay your property a visit, identify mosquito breeding and resting areas, and then apply targeted treatments to eliminate and keep these pests at bay. These services are also available for outdoor event centers for people planning gatherings like weddings or family reunions.
Contact us today to have a mosquito control plan custom fit for you, and learn why Hawkeye Home & Pest Solutions is your best option for pest control in Lake Mary.