Now that we are officially in the summer months, you will want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Whether it’s a barbecue, pool party, backyard game of corn hole, horseshoes or volleyball, you don’t want to have to endure the onslaught of bugs and you guessed it – MOSQUITOES! Many people are afraid to venture outdoors much during the summer due to mosquitoes and other bugs that bite. Don’t hide inside! Reclaim your property and your freedom by ridding yourself of the mosquito ambush that’s inevitable.

It’s Not Just About the Itch

Everyone knows how annoying and itchy mosquito bites can be, and how this can especially make it hard on your kids who spend lots of time outside. However, it is not just the itch you need to worry about. Mosquito-derived diseases can make you, your family and even your pets extremely sick. According to this report from a public health organization, diseases including West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and LaCrosse Viruses are circulated each year around the state through contact with infected mosquitoes. 

In addition to Hopper Termite & Pest’s affordable Mosquito Control Plan, there are some things you can do as well to put the mosquitoes back on their BACKS! Check out these tips:

1. Remove All Sources of Standing Water

One of the best things that you can do to diminish the number of mosquitoes in your yard is to eliminate standing water. Mosquitoes go through four stages in their life cycle: egg, larvae, pupa and adult. The first three stages of a mosquito’s life occur in water. Without water, mosquitoes are unable to reproduce. After a mosquito bites a human, it searches for water to lay eggs. The EPA estimated that it takes about two weeks for an adult mosquito to emerge. To prevent mosquitoes you can remove the following sources of standing water:

  • Bird Baths
  • Wading Pools
  • Rain Barrels
  • Old Tires
  • Rain Gutters

2. Trim Bushes and Keep the Lawn Mowed

Mosquitoes like to hang out in cooler, damp places during the heat of the day, which is why they tend to be hanging out near the bottom of tall shrubs, grass, and vegetation. Mosquitoes feast on plant nectar when they aren’t pillaging for blood, so they are often found in the heavy vegetation near your home. Be sure to trim back your shrubs, and keep your lawn regularly mowed to prevent these pests from having a place to hang out around your home.

3. Remove Yard Debris

Get rid of any areas where debris collects in the yard such as grass clippings and piles of leaves. Remove twigs, leaves and branches that have piled up in the corner of your yard or against the fence. Debris needs to be removed so that it does not become a point source for mosquito breeding.

Call Hopper for Effective Mosquito Control

The first plan of action recommended is to call Hopper today and let us treat and prevent any mosquito/fly/pest/bug situation you may have. We offer a complete Mosquito Service Plan to rid them from your backyard or anywhere on your property. Using proven methods, our team can help keep mosquitoes under control so that you can enjoy your outdoor space safely and comfortably. 

Serving our communities for 60 years and counting, let Hopper show you the difference we can make when it comes to affordable and complete pest control!

Jul 5, 2023

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