Are mosquitoes sucking the joy out of your Sonoran Summer? The problem with mosquitoes is that they aren’t just annoying and cause us to itch. They’re actually known carriers for some pretty nasty viruses, such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue and others. You may not think you could contract these viruses here in America, but hundreds of people in the US contract a combination of these viruses each year. It’s worth taking the steps to minimize your risk!
Here some effective ways to reduce mosquito activity around your home:
Eliminate Any Standing Water – this is a pretty broad category because when it rains and remains humid in the monsoon months, water can pool into all kinds of places. Old planters, garbage lid covers, old plastic containers or even areas out of the sunlight with poor drainage. These are a major attraction for breeding mosquitoes and you will always find them active near sources of water.
Plan Your Garden – there are numerous natural deterrents to mosquitoes hanging around your yard and planting these won’t eliminate them, but they will certainly reduce the number that will hang around where these are planted. These plants include Catnip, Lemongrass, Marigolds, Basil, Citronella geraniums, Wild Garlic, Rosemary, Lavender, and Peppermint among others. These can make a great visual addition to your garden while giving you the natural benefit of repelling mosquitoes!
Keep Up On Yard Work – overgrown yards full of tall grass are ideal places for mosquitoes to lay eggs. The better you can keep your yard groomed the fewer opportunities mosquitoes can use your back yard to lay eggs.
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That’s why we offer mosquito control as part of our ongoing Complete Pest Control plans. We know that while you can minimize the presence of mosquitoes, you typically can’t completely eradicate them. If you want to eliminate these itchy and potentially dangerous pests, we recommend giving us a call today to get started! You won’t be disappointed.