For six straight years, the city of Atlanta has been rated number one as the worst city for mosquitoes in the US. Hiring Any Pest for a scheduled mosquito control service and maintaining simple tasks in between can help greatly reduce the mosquito activity around your property and home this summer. Mosquitoes are not just an annoyance, they carry diseases that cause harm to you, your family, and your pets.
Ways To Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Property
#1 Eliminate Free Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water and any accumulation of water no matter how insignificant can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Regularly remove water from:
- Plant saucers
- Outdoor containers
According to the CDC, homeowners should: “Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water. This includes vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded tires, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, trash cans, and rain barrels.”
#2 Remove Leaves and Debris From Lawn
As debris and leaves build up in your yard and on your property, more breeding grounds for mosquitoes form. It is best to keep all fallen debris and leaves off your lawn during mosquito season.
#3 Keep Trees and Shrubbery Trimmed and Tidey
Unruly shrubs, bushes, trees, and plants are perfect protection for mosquito larvae to mature in. Keep all foliage and greenery near and around your home and property landscaped and pruned accordingly.
#4 Use Mosquito Repelling Plants Around Your Property
Many plants are natural deterrents for mosquitoes. Use these types of plants in your garden and spread around your home for a natural barrier. Below are a few options for affordable mosquito repellant plants.
- Lemon Balm
#5 Hire Any Pest For Regularly Scheduled Mosquito Control Service
Securing a mosquito treatment service will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes in and around your home and property. Using backpack blowers to blanket your shrubs, bushes, trees bases, and landscaping kills female mosquitoes in search of reproducing and also eliminates any larvae that have been deposited in the area for growth.
Regardless of what most people think, mosquitoes DO NOT feed on blood, only the Females need the protein in the blood to fertilize their eggs. The males do not have the mouthpart called a proboscis to bite you. What they actually feed on is the enzymes in plants and the typical resting place is on the underside of the plants leaves from the ground to approximately 6′ up. In order to control the mosquitoes, you must treat the food source, and if a power mister is not used to blow up the vegetation and treat the underside of the leaves the results will be limited. It is also very important to use surfactants that cause the product to bond to the vegetation and insect growth regulators (IGR) to interrupt the reproductive rate.
Mosquito Control Service In Atlanta, Ga
Spring is the time to start combating mosquitoes and reclaim your yard! Depending on seasonal temperatures, mosquito activity can last into October. We can help with professional mosquito treatments tailored to your home or business. Our botanical treatments are applied to bushes, shrubs, trees and all common natural surfaces around your home where mosquitoes are most likely to land. Natural water sources where mosquitoes breed can also be treated for prevention. If you do have a mosquito infestation, be sure to contact Any Pest to perform a mosquito treatment on your home or commercial property. Any Pest, Inc. can inspect, identify, and treat the problem. Contact us online or call us at 678-888-0035 to get started with your mosquito treatment plan today.