Summer is a favorite season among many. Longer days and warmer weather mean more time spent outside. But unfortunately, several pests can ruin your outdoor fun. Some of the most common types we see here in North Carolina are mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes date back as far as 400 million years. There are at least 2,700 known mosquito species in the world but only around 176 species in the United States. They feed on the blood of humans and mammals, but only female mosquitoes bite. For the most part, their bites are just annoying and extremely itchy. However, in some parts of the world mosquitoes can carry diseases like West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Yellow Fever. In certain cases, these diseases are deadly.
There are some ways to prevent mosquitoes, and the months of March and April are the best times to establish a foundation for prevention. With Pestech of Greenville, there are several easy ways to do so – with guaranteed results.
Hiring Pestech of Greenville is the best way to keep your home mosquito-free this summer. At Pestech, our technicians are trained in various measures to reduce and prevent mosquito populations on your property. Adding mosquito control to your quarterly services is actually more cost-effective for you and your family in the long run. That’s because we’re fully licensed and insured to treat entire properties as well as inside your home for various pests. We can also spot problems before they become a major concern.
When it comes to your yard, it’s important to get rid of standing water. Mosquitoes need water to reproduce and can do so in the smallest amount. Emptying outdoor water toys, keeping gutters clear of debris, and clearing out downspouts are simple, yet effective ways to eliminate water sources. In addition, be sure to drain and change the water in birdbaths, pet drinking bowls, and potted plants regularly.
Mosquitoes love overgrown trees, shrubs, and tall grass. Keeping your lawn tidy and your grass cut give mosquitoes fewer chances to find a place to live. Store boats, kayaks, or other outdoor equipment in a closed, covered space. Cover pools with a tarp when not in use. Get rid of trash like old toys, tires, and tools.
Now is even a good time to put your green thumb to use while also preventing mosquitoes. Plants like lavender, marigolds, basil, sage, and rosemary naturally repel mosquitoes. Plant them in your yard or put them in potted plants around your deck or porch perimeter to keep mosquitoes at bay.
It’s no secret that it gets hot here in North Carolina during the summer and for many of us, that means we might start sweating. Mosquitoes are attracted to body odors and the carbon dioxide we exhale when breathing. If you plan to hang out on your porch or deck, turn on overhead fans or invest in standing fans. The rapid air movement will break up the scent patterns and disorientate mosquitoes.
Summer is the time to get outside, and now is the time to make sure mosquitoes don’t ruin your fun. Pestech of Greenville is here to help. Give us a call at 252-353-4760 or email PestechOfGreenville@hotmail.com for a free estimate and to learn more about our pest control options. Plus, we stand by our service. Our results are guaranteed and we offer free re-sprays if our treatment was effective.
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