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Mosquito-Proof Your Salem County Yard: A Step-By-Step Guide

July 15, 2023

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You will find mosquitoes swarming around Salem County from late March until October. These annoying flying insects might be small, but they can cause major problems for you, your family, and even your pets. 

Several steps are required to remove and prevent mosquitoes around your home. At Preferred Termite and Pest Control, our Salem County pest control specialists use a multi-step procedure to eradicate mosquitoes from your property completely.

Understanding Mosquito Behavior: The First Step To Mosquito-Proofing

You may have noticed that you often see swarms of mosquitoes around the water. Because of this, many people think that all mosquitoes are attracted to water. The truth is, they are not attracted to water any more than they are in other areas. However, any area with standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. 

Mosquitoes in Salem County need water to lay their eggs. You often find male and female mosquitoes hanging around small bodies of water, looking for a mate. Once they have mated, the female will lay her eggs on top of or near the water. The water is necessary once the mosquito egg hatches because the mosquito larva will dive down into the water, where it will stay while it goes through the larva and pupa stages. 

You will likely receive a mosquito bite if you go near these breeding grounds. Female mosquitoes are the only ones that consume human and animal blood, and they only do it to get the nutrients they need to produce the egg. When a female mosquito is ready to mate, she will be on the hunt for a body of water and blood meal. 

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger

Mosquitoes are known to be one of the most dangerous animals in the world. While they fly around consuming blood from other animals, they tend to pick up a wide variety of diseases and viruses. When an infected mosquito bites you, she will inject a small amount of saliva into your body which can transmit their diseases to you. Some of the different illnesses you can contract from receiving a mosquito bite in this area include encephalitis, dengue fever, tularemia, and West Nile virus. 

Mosquito Prevention: Eco-Friendly And Effective Tips

You will likely have a mosquito infestation all summer long if you have things in your yard that attract mosquitoes. Some of the things that you can do to prevent a mosquito infestation include:

  • Remove any object in your yard that can collect and hold water.

  • Keep the grass in your yard from getting too tall.

  • Reduce the amount of vegetation and shaded areas in your yard. 

  • Make sure that your gutter systems are working properly and are not clogged.

  • Remove any tree limbs or other debris from your yard.

Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. You should avoid going outside at these times to reduce your chances of being bothered by pesky mosquitoes that sneak onto your property. 

Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results

Mosquitoes can be difficult to eliminate if you don’t have experience in mosquito control. At Preferred Termite and Pest Control, we offer customized mosquito control plans for Salem County residents that will eliminate these pesky insects at every stage of life and prevent them from coming back in the future. Give us a call today to get a free estimate and become one step closer to living a mosquito-free life.

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