While many look forward to the warm weather, these people often forget that with warm weather comes mosquitoes. If you're dealing with entire swarms of mosquitos, you may be wondering what you can do to get rid of them. Here is some information about when to spray for mosquitos. That way, you know when and how to take action.
If you have standing water on or around your property, chances are you're going to need mosquito control. This is especially true if there is an accumulation of organic debris like leaves in the standing water. Most standing bodies of water have plenty of mosquito larvae. If you're not sure if there are mosquito larvae in a stagnant body of water, you should dip a cup into the water and look for larvae. A larva is about the size of a fingernail and they wiggle around in the cup.
In order to eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, you should look through obvious areas like buckets, old tires, clogged gutters, and wheelbarrows for standing water. Other common areas are saucers and flower pots. You may have water in the pool drains and it is usually not easy to remove this water. Therefore, mosquito control treatments are important to help reduce the mosquito larvae in the pool drains.
When you are looking for stagnant water to drain or get rid of, you should keep in mind that just a few ounces of water can lead to large populations of mosquitos.
Once you have eliminated all the standing water on and around your property, you will need to pursue mosquito control. There will still be adult mosquitos on your property and the mosquitos may breed in standing water in the yards of your neighbors. Mosquito control will prevent adult mosquitoes from invading your property.
If you want to hold BBQ's and other gatherings in your yard, you don't want to have to deal with mosquitos. For more information about when and how to effectively spray for mosquitos, don't hesitate to contact us here at Hilltop Pest Control.