According to experts, mosquito swarms are in the forecast this summer. This season may be the worst mosquito season yet. Most homeowners underestimate the importance of developing the best mosquito control plan to protect themselves and loved ones.
Mosquitoes transmit diseases like Malaria, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, among others. These diseases are only one of the many reasons why you should take mosquito control seriously.
While you should consult with a Certified Technician, you can implement mosquito control measures to protect yourself and loved ones. Don’t know where to start? Here are the top 4 ways to eradicate and control mosquito swarms during the hot Arkansas summer.
1. Reduce Mosquito Breeding Sources
Controlling mosquitoes in your home starts with removing all standing water and recipients they can use as breeding sources. You can also add holes to the recipients in your backyard to avoid standing water.
If you have water baths, plastic swimming pools, or other recipients that hold water, you should change their water regularly. It’s important to also survey your gutters and structures to eliminate any standing water by cleaning the area or repairing any leaks. Reducing places where mosquitoes can lay their eggs will allow you to lower the mosquito population in your home and backyard.
2. Cover Gaps and Holes to Prevent Mosquitoes from Getting Inside
Preventing mosquitoes indoors starts with checking your home for any gaps or holes. Check your doors and windows to caulk any gaps.
You should also check the state of your window and door screens. If you haven’t installed any screens in your home, you should get to it as soon as possible. Screens are extremely effective to prevent mosquitoes from getting in.
3. Wear Mosquito Repellent to Avoid Mosquito Bites
Mosquito control doesn’t only involve spraying your home with insect repellant. You and your loved ones should wear mosquito repellent when going outside. When buying insect repellent, it’s important to make sure you buy one that protects you from serious mosquito-transmitted viruses such as Dengue and West Nile Virus.
While hot weather is the time for wearing shorts and flip flops, you should wear clothes that protect you from mosquitoes. Wearing long-sleeved clothing and covering any gaps in it will help you avoid mosquito bites as well.
4. Try Your Best to Stay Indoors
Summer weather motivates us to stay outside. However, spending a lot of time outdoors exposes us to mosquitoes.
You and your loved ones should try your best to stay indoors to prevent mosquito bites. If you’re going to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s vital to take measures such as wearing the right clothing and mosquito repellent to protect yourself.
Implement the Best Mosquito Control Measures Today
Taking our recommended measures will help you control mosquito propagation and infestations. Develop your plan like surveying your home for any gaps and repairing them. You should also protect yourself by using mosquito repellent and the right clothing when going outdoors.
However, these measures won’t provide iron-clad protection against mosquito infestations. The best approach is consulting with a Certified Technician. An expert can develop the best mosquito control treatment according to your location and property conditions.
Don’t take action after you or your loved ones have contracted a deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and protect your home.