Mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid areas like the Southeast, especially in Savannah where there's plenty of rainfall and aquatic sites. The females lay their eggs in water, so it's important for them to have access to standing water in order to breed and to increase their population. These insects transmit diseases to people, making them a threat during the summer months. Ideal Pest Control has a few areas to look for if you're trying to reduce mosquito infestations on your property this year.
3 Common Mosquito Breeding Areas
Concave surfaces are the perfect places for standing water to form, such as old tires, wheelbarrows, potholes and tree hollows. Dips in your driveway and cracks in your sidewalk can also collect standing water after it rains. These areas and more give mosquitoes a few places in which to lay their eggs. If you can reduce the concave surfaces in your yard, you'll prevent unnecessary mosquito infestations in the summer.
Your dog's or cat's water bowl also makes the perfect spot for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Mosquitoes only need about an inch of water for breeding, and a water bowl provides a constant breeding site for these insects. You can reduce the risk by bringing your pet's dishes inside at night. If that's not an option, dump out the old water each day, and refill the bowls with fresh water to reduce the mosquito threat.
Clogged gutters trap water in the channels and become a breeding ground for pest insects. Weeds will also grow in the gutters and give insects a hiding place in which to breed in safety. It's important to clean out your gutters at least once a year to prevent clogs. You'll reduce the risk of water damage to your home's facade and erosion along the foundation, as well as stop mosquito and other pest infestations on your property.
Professional Mosquito Control in Savannah
Don't avoid going outside during the height of mosquito season. Contact Ideal Pest Control to learn more about our mosquito control services and to schedule an inspection in your yard. Mosquitoes won't go away during the summer without professional assistance. In fact, they first appear in the spring and oftentimes thrive until November. Our certified technicians will treat your property for mosquitoes and help to prevent recurring infestations for several months.
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