Mosquitos can infest your backyard and cause plenty of pain and irritation for you and your family. Sometimes it seems like these pests came out of nowhere and you have no clue how to prevent and avoid these things. There are multiple places that tend to be breeding grounds for mosquitos and avoiding these areas, and in some cases eliminating them will go a long way to keep you mosquito-bite free.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. In fact, some breeds, including the breed most commonly associated with carrying the West Nile Virus, only require an inch of standing water to lay its eggs. This is why you need to be aware of your surroundings and eliminate the areas that you can eliminate.
The first place to start would be the obvious, any ponds or swimming pools that you may have. You might not be able to remove these areas, but you can at least pay special attention to these areas when applying mosquito control products or hiring a mosquito exterminator such as Mosquito Squad of Chicago.
Other areas to look out for are trash cans that have grooves where water can collect or perhaps uncovered trash cans that can collect water at the bottom after a rainstorm. Birdbaths and pet water dishes are other areas to keep in mind. Although you may not be able to eliminate these sites for our animal friends, you can ensure that you change out the water daily in all these receptacles. Keep an eye out for pipes, hoses, and gutters that may have some standing water, flush these areas out if possible.
Pitcher plants are pitcher-shaped plants that can create a breeding site for mosquitos. Also any other plants or tree stumps that can hold standing water. Home furnishings such as wading pools, flower pots, planter boxes, and patio furniture may also be placed to keep in mind and ensure that they are not holding standing water.
After eliminating as many of these breeding areas as possible, consider getting a professional mosquito barrier treatment in order to ensure that the mosquito problem is taken care of the right way.
Mosquito Squad of Chicago is a mosquito control services company that provides professional mosquito extermination in the Chicago land area. Give us a call at (630) 556-8315 to find out how we can help you with your mosquito problem.