Mosquitoes are blood-sucking pests that are a total nuisance. These pests don't really serve much of a purpose, other than being food for other pests such as bats. Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus and Zika virus, both of which can be deadly if not treated properly. These pests can infest your yard and leave you doing nothing but swatting these pests over and over again, which is less than relaxing. You can prevent this issue with mosquitoes by doing just a few things. Read on for some prevention tips so you don't end up with a mosquito-infested yard this summer.
Empty Pots And Other Standing Water
Mosquitoes love water, especially standing water, so if you have a lot of standing water around your home, these are all great places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs, which will increase the population of mosquitoes in your yard. Empty any standing water around your yard, including in bird baths and in ponds that you have that do not have a pump to move the water around. Empty all of the water that you have around your yard and be sure to fill in low spots in your yard as well, which can also be holding water. A soggy yard can also lure in mosquitoes. If you have to have your yard graded, you should have this done to level out your yard and reduce the number of low spots that you have.
Trim Trees, Bushes, Grass, And Other Landscaping
If you have a lot of overgrowth in your yard and around your landscaping, your yard will not be able to dry out and all of that extra shade can lure in mosquitoes. Keep your lawn trimmed and trim back the rest of your landscaping as well. An overgrown lawn may be luring in other pests to your yard as well, so keep it all trimmed and neat.
Spray Your Yard
Spray your yard with a mosquito preventative to kill the mosquitoes that you have and to prevent any future issues with these pests. You can spray these pests yourself, or you can hire a professional pest control company to spray your yard for you. This can help to greatly reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard.
Prevent a mosquito infestation in your yard by using the information above, or you can hire a professional to prevent mosquitoes in your yard and give you other tips on how to prevent this pest issue.
For more info about mosquito prevention, contact a local company.