Hidden Greenville Mosquito Habitats

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

You may not know it, but your yard houses a lot of Greenville mosquito habitats. Knowing what to look for will help reduce their numbers! Through some simple monitoring, a little cleaning, and some Greenville mosquito control, you can keep your yard free of these biting pests.

Decreasing Greenville Mosquito Habitats in Your Backyard

When at all possible, practice the 7 Ts of Mosquito Control from Mosquito Squad. These tips help you prevent mosquitoes from finding a sanctuary around your home. Along with the 7 Ts, here are a few things to keep in mind when you look at your yard:

KEEP THE LID ON YOUR TRASH CAN. Avoid having water accumulate inside of it. Some species of mosquitoes can breed in as little water as a soda cap.

BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU PLANT. Keep away from bamboo, taro, papyrus, water lilies, hyacinths, and lettuce while designing your landscaping. Mosquitoes will flock to them like bees to honey.

IMPROVE DRAINAGE. If you reside in an area of Greenville that receives a significant amount of rain regularly or heavy rain occasionally, you should ensure that water does not pool there. Set up drainage in appropriate places to keep water from pooling for long periods of time.

KEEP WATER MOVING: If you can't clear water from your property, whether in a water feature, or pond, add a way for that water to circulate. Mosquitoes need calm, unmoving water for their eggs. Even a fountain will help keep the water moving enough to prevent those eggs from growing.

DUMP YOUR BIRDBATHS. The solution to your mosquito problem is a dirty one. Some species can reach adulthood in as little as four days. Cleaning your birdbaths every one to two days will prevent mosquitoes from reaching adulthood to begin the cycle again.

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KEEP YOUR YARD CLEAN. A yard full of debris shields mosquitoes from the wind. It also can provide plenty of ideal breeding environments for mosquitoes and should therefore be removed. It is essential to dispose of grass clippings, heaps of leaves, and stacks of twigs and branches appropriately.

TURNOVER KIDDY POOLS. When the pools aren't being used, you should flip them over so that the water doesn't sit in one place and get stagnant. Not only do full kiddy pools attract mosquitoes, but other wildlife that could potentially cause a problem could wander in for a big drink.

DON'T KEEP PET BOWLS OUTSIDE. You should never leave water bowls outside in Greenville if you can help it. That is certain to attract mosquitoes. If you have outside only pets, adding an electronic circulator will prevent any mosquitoes from laying eggs. This is especially important with the fact that heartworms are passed to dogs from mosquitoes.

Proactive Greenville Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes aren't just annoying; they transmit plenty of diseases. To help keep your family safe, practice these tips. But to really be safe, you'll want assistance. Contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today to find out how they reduce mosquitoes by up to 90% for 21 days with their Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment. Mosquitoes won't stand a chance against your Greenville mosquito control.

Do you have a beautiful outdoor space that you can't seem to enjoy due to the mosquitos buzzing and biting? Call Mosquito Squad of Greenville to schedule your seasonal professional barrier treatment. You'll need it while enjoying the beautiful summer mornings on the deck or patio and enjoying the lovely evening bonfires.