The Most Effective Mosquito Control Strategy For Your Chandler Property
June 30, 2023
Mosquitoes can stay active all year long in Arizona. These flying insects are the most active in Chandler from March until October. If you have a swarm of mosquitoes around your home, it can make it difficult to enjoy your yard.
At Green Home Pest Control, we are an eco-minded company that has been providing comprehensive pest control in Chandler for over a decade. We understand how frustrating it can be to have a mosquito infestation on your property, which is why we have devised the most effective mosquito control strategy for your yard.
Mosquitoes: Habits And Behaviors Of The Little Fly
Mosquitoes are thought to have been an annoyance to people and animals for over 200 million years. These prehistoric insects are most known for biting mammals and drinking their blood. However, you may be surprised to learn that not all mosquitos are interested in drinking blood. In fact, only female mosquitoes bite people and take a blood meal; they only do it when it is time for them to mate. They need the extra protein in order to lay eggs.
Both male and female mosquitoes have a long and thin mouthpiece called a proboscis. They will both use this narrow mouthpiece to drink nectar from plants and flowers. However, during mating season, the female mosquitoes will also use their mouthpiece to pierce the skin of humans and animals and drink their blood.
Mosquitoes Are Considered A Public Health Risk
Mosquitoes are known carriers of diseases. If an infected mosquito bites you, it could pass these dangerous diseases and viruses to you. Because they spread so many diseases, they are known as one of the most dangerous animals in the world. Some common illnesses that the mosquitoes in this area are known to contract include the West Nile virus, dengue, tularemia, chikungunya, and encephalitis. The mosquitoes in Chandler are not known to carry the diseases known to be the scariest and most deadly, like malaria and the Zika virus.
How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Mosquitoes
If you have standing water in your yard, you could possibly turn your property into a mosquito breeding ground. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in or near water. When a mosquito egg hatches, the larva will live in the water until it grows wings, reaches full maturity, and flies away. Mosquitoes also don't like to hang out in direct sunlight for too long and prefer places with plenty of shaded areas.
Some of the things that you might have in your yard that could attract mosquitoes include:
Bird baths that are not cleaned regularly
Unused lawn equipment that has been sitting for a while and collecting water
Tall grass in your yard
Having excessive plants, trees, and other vegetation that creates shade in your yard
Fallen trees and other lawn debris
If you do have mosquitoes around your yard, you can wear mosquito repellant to reduce the chances of getting bit by a mosquito. Also, these bugs tend to become more active at dusk and dawn. Try to avoid going outside during these times to reduce your chances of being bit further.
The Stress-Free Way To Effective Mosquito Control
Trying to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard can be a frustrating task. At Green Home Pest Control, we offer regular mosquito control services that will eliminate mosquitoes from your home and keep them out for good. Contact us today to get your free estimate.