Are you ready for the mosquito breeding season? How can you eliminate the mosquitoes from your yard? Listed below are a few tips on how to lower the chances that these pests will breed in your yard this summer.
In order to get rid of mosquitoes from your property effectively, you have to know a bit more about these insects. By understanding their breeding cycles, habitats, and habits, you will be better prepared in defending your home.
Mosquito Breeding Cycles
Why are mosquitoes prominent in your yard? What is it about your property that has these insects hovering around and waiting for their next bite? The process of how mosquitoes mate is quite intriguing because female mosquitoes have to encounter a male mosquito only once to mate and they can produce eggs as much as five times during summer from just one encounter.
After mating with the male mosquito, the female mosquito will rest for a while before she sets of to find a place where she can lay her eggs. The ideal locations are swamps, marshes, water, or any place where there’s enough moisture. The location where female mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs differ according to their species. There are some that lay their eggs in clumps or singly on the water surface while others lay above the water line where they will stay until rain comes and raises the water level, which will then submerge the eggs and make them hatch.
When the eggs hatch, they will turn into larvae and then mature into a pupae and become an adult mosquito. The life cycle of mosquitoes will depend on the species, sex, weather conditions, and a lot more. They could live everywhere from one week to several months, which a few species capable to overwinter as adults.
Mosquitoes have lots of breeding locations but it will take only a small amount of water for a female mosquito to lay her eggs. You should inspect for stagnant water. The common places you need to check are the gutters, downspouts, tarps, tires, pots and planters, bird baths, open buckets and trash cans, and everything else that can hold water after a rain.
DIY Mosquito Control Methods
Mosquito Repellent Candles – you can provide your yard with short term relief using candles that contain citronella. However, you need to note that this option doesn’t work well during windy days.
Natural Plants – if you are not crazy about pesticides, then you should consider planting marigolds, rosemary, catnip, or citronella on your property.
Outdoor Bug Foggers – offers temporary relief but their effectiveness differs. Foggers need to be used with extreme caution and make sure to follow all directions indicated on the labels.
Outdoor Bug Sprays – attach a hose to the bug spray and use it throughout your property. Be sure to focus on the vegetation as well as in all the shady areas. Bug sprays remain effective much longer than foggers.
Professional Pest Control Services
You can hire pest control professionals for a one time service. This works best for special events but the effectiveness will only last for a few weeks. You can also choose season pest control services. They are performed every few weeks during May through September to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard.
Before you call a pest control Myrtle Beach company, be sure to know what your needs are. Do you want protection all summer long or just for one special event? The answer will help you decide which service is best for you.
Mosquitoes can ruin your summer activities and stop you from having fun. You don’t have to let them since you can always hire pest control experts like Zap Pest Control Inc.
If you wish to know more about our mosquito control services, then you should call Zap Pest Control Inc. right away.
Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588