Mosquitoes can completely ruin your summer if they are hanging around your yard. These annoying bugs will invade your personal space, making it almost impossible to enjoy the outdoors. At Bug Bully Pest Control, we know that mosquitoes can be much more than just an annoyance. Some of these tiny bugs may actually have the potential to make you sick. Our Marlborough pest control technicians have effective mosquito control solutions that will help keep your yard mosquito-free all summer long.
About the Breeding Habits Of Mosquitoes
Once temperatures start to reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit and stay there consistently for days, mosquito breeding season will begin. To start, a female mosquito will need to drink the blood of a human or animal in order to have enough protein in her body to produce eggs. Once the mated female has fed, she will find an area with standing water to lay her eggs in. The water does not have to be too deep; even a mud puddle with a few inches of water can act as a mosquito breeding ground.
Once a mosquito has laid her eggs, they will float on the surface of the water until they hatch and larvae emerge. The larvae look nothing like an adult mosquito. They have worm-like bodies that have no legs or wings. The larvae will usually live underwater for around five days before entering the pupa stage and becoming breeding adults.
All The Ways Mosquitoes Can Be Dangerous
Mosquitoes in Marlborough are known carriers of several dangerous diseases. Some of the most dangerous viruses and diseases that mosquitoes are known to carry include malaria and the Zika virus. Fortunately, mosquitoes known to transmit those harmful illnesses are not usually found in the United States.
However, there are some mosquitoes that live in this area that can carry and spread a wide range of harmful pathogens, which could result in West Nile virus, tularemia, dengue, encephalitis, and chikungunya. While most of these illnesses only come with mild symptoms, it is best to avoid mosquitoes altogether to try and prevent yourself from becoming infected.
Five Easy Ways To Reduce Mosquito Populations Around Your Yard
During the warm months, it can seem like mosquitoes are everywhere. While it may be impossible to completely eliminate all mosquitoes, there are a few things that you can try to keep them from coming into your yard. Some of the ways to prevent mosquitoes include:
- Make sure that your gutter system is clog-free and able to direct water away from your home effectively.
- Remove objects that can hold water. This could include old tires and unused lawn equipment.
- Keep the grass in your yard cut short, and cut the bushes and shrubs back away from your home.
- Clean bird baths and kiddie pools often.
- Don’t keep hummingbird feeders near your home, as the sweet nectar-like substance can attract mosquitoes.
While mosquitoes do like the warm temperatures, they don’t like to hang out in direct sunlight for too long. If your yard has a lot of shaded areas, you may notice several mosquitoes around your yard. Minimizing these resting areas for mosquitoes can help make your yard less attractive to them.
The Benefits Of Professional Mosquito Control
Do-it-yourself mosquito control can be ineffective. Many of the treatments you can buy in the stores may be able to keep mosquitoes away for a little while, but your problem will continue to get worse. At Bug Bully Pest Control, we find out the cause of your mosquito problem and eliminate factors that may attract mosquitoes to your property. Then, we will develop a comprehensive elimination plan to eradicate mosquitoes from your Marlborough property. Give us a call today to get your customized estimate!