You probably think that it is too early to be thinking about pest control. But spring will be here before you know it and if you aren’t prepared, you could be up to your neck in all sorts of creepy crawlies. At Cramer Pest Control we try to keep the people of our community informed about pests and the threats they pose. Pests such as mosquitoes, ants, and silverfish are an inevitable part of summer and soon they will be keeping you from enjoying your outdoor spaces. Luckily, there are steps you can take early on to prevent them from getting out of control. Take a look at these mosquito control tips that are simple and guaranteed to affect the mosquito population in your yard.
Indoor Pest Control
Some of us don’t mind pests outside but it’s when they come inside when they become a problem. Whether they invade your home or business, pests can pose a threat to your health and your bottom line. At Cramer Pest Control, we can eliminate and prevent pests like rats, mice, spiders, ants, and silverfish from coming into your indoor spaces.
Eliminate Other Breeding Areas
Mosquitoes are the scourge of summer. No other pest can ruin your outdoor time quicker. It’s time to take back your yard this summer with mosquito control. There are many places around your yard that can hold enough water to sustain a new generation of mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes only need an inch of water to lay batches of 100 to 200 eggs. Any object laying around your yard can become a mosquito nursery after it rains. You can prevent new generations of mosquitoes from hunting you and your family by eliminating mosquito breeding areas.
If you have outdoor pets or animals, you run into the problem of animal waterers. Animal waterers are hot spots of mosquito activity. If you have waterers you might be familiar with seeing “wigglers” or mosquito larvae, swimming in the bottom. This means that you have to change the water regularly, as in once a week. This also goes for birdbaths. Any stagnant water that is not in motion needs to be changed at least once a week. There are some ways to get around all that work.
Check These Common Breeding Areas
- Flower Pots
- Water Features
- Old Tires
- Bird Baths
- Lawn Furniture
- Trash Can Lids
- Rotting Stumps
- Pooling Water in the Lawn
- Rain Collectors
Keep the water in motion: Mosquitoes cannot lay their eggs in moving water. Buy a water agitator to keep the water in constant motion.
Mosquito dunks: These pellets can be placed in stagnant water and prevents mosquito eggs from hatching for up to one month. They are safe to use in animal waterers.
Get On a Pest Control Program
Dumping out water and eliminating mosquito breeding areas only does so much. It cannot prevent mosquitoes from your neighbor’s yard from hopping the fence and crashing your parties. Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying, they also spread deadly diseases like:
- Chikungunya Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
The best way to make sure you and your guests aren’t bothered this summer is by getting on a mosquito control program. This way you will get treatments scheduled throughout the year to keep the mosquito population down and eliminate larvae and eggs. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your backyard without the threat of mosquitoes chasing you inside.
Hire The Pros At Cramer Pest Control
With our monthly mosquito control service, we can eliminate mosquitoes and their larvae from your yard. We can also install the Mist Away Automatic Mosquito Spray System.
Just call us at one of our two locations or you request more information on our site.