Mosquito infestations seem like they come out of nowhere. However, they definitely have a source, and this source can be easy to eliminate in certain situations. Let’s take a look at why mosquito infestations start and what you can do to prevent them.
The source of mosquito infestations
In order to reproduce, mosquitoes will need standing water. This type of water is filled with organic matter that mosquito larvae can consume as they grow. The water also serves as a protective medium for the eggs, and the pupae, which is the stage between a mosquito larva and the adult mosquito. So wherever there is standing water, it’s likely that a mosquito infestation will soon follow.
How to prevent mosquito infestations
Knowing that standing water draws in mosquitoes, the first prevention method that needs to be implemented is the removal of any such water from the property. Make sure that you check any object that may be collecting standing water, including bird baths and the gutters, and then remove this water.
However, this may not be enough to completely remove the infestation. Sometimes, the infestation originates from a larger body of water such as a lake or a canal nearby, and in this situation, you will need the help of a pro who will treat the water with insecticides designed to kill mosquito larvae.
Killing adult mosquitoes
Killing adult mosquitoes is also a good way to keep certain areas of your property mosquito-free, but this method will not be enough to completely destroy an infestation. There are plenty of products on the market that can be used for this purpose, from sprays to traps and zappers. You also have the option of using mosquito-repellents. These repellents are usually applied to the clothes, or directly to the skin, and they are very useful for people who are allergic to mosquito bites.
How mosquito infestation are removed
Prevention and control methods are very similar when it comes to mosquito infestations. A pro will identify the source of the infestation and then either remove the water responsible or treat it with larvicides. Once that is done, the adult mosquito population will die out shortly after, and the property will be mosquito free. For more information on how to prevent and control mosquito infestations, or if you have a mosquito infestation on your property that needs to be removed, contact us today.