Milwaukee's Ultimate Mosquito Control Guide
Babies have little to no control over their bodies. Toddlers have a bit more dexterity but are still a bit wobbly. Honestly, it isn’t until 13+ that the average person really starts to develop their reflexes. One thing that helps many individuals grow in their speed and dexterity is slapping mosquitoes. If you grew up spending any amount of time outdoors, you know what we are talking about. It takes precision and ninja-like movements to take out one of these blood-feeding pests. The question is, now that you have mastered the art of mosquito slapping, what is next? We recommend taking precautions to get and keep these pests off your property. To help you do this, here is Milwaukee’s ultimate mosquito control guide.
Understand Your Enemy
Mosquitoes are commonly misunderstood pests. For instance, did you know that male mosquitoes do not consume blood? Females draw blood from humans and animals to provide nutrients to their eggs. These eggs are laid in stagnant pools of water and take around five days to hatch.
Something many people do not consider is how dangerous mosquitoes are. Each year, mosquitoes are directly responsible for one million human deaths, making them the most dangerous creatures on the planet. The good news for us is that only a small percentage of these deaths happen in the United States. This is mostly due to our access to high-quality medical services. That said, getting sick with a mosquito-borne virus is still a miserable experience.
Eliminate Breeding Grounds
One of the best ways to reduce mosquito populations around your property is to restrict their ability to breed. Do this by eliminating sources of stagnant water. We recommend walking around your property after it rains and pouring out any water that has collected inside toys, containers, and other areas. In addition to this, clean out your gutters and make sure they are flowing properly. If you have birdbaths or ornate pools in your yard, change the water once every four days. For larger bodies of water, such as ponds, consider stocking them with mosquitofish.
Reduce Harborage Opportunities
Mosquitoes cannot fly for long without getting tired and needing to stop to rest. To deter these pests from resting on your property, keep your grass cut short, trim up hedges, and prune branches and bushes away from your home’s exterior. As a general rule, mosquitoes like shade and moisture. The more you limit their access to these things, the better off you will be.
Make Outdoor Lounging Areas A No-Fly Zone
Mosquitoes are not great flyers. One effect of this is their inability to land when it is windy outside. This is why you are less likely to be bitten by these pests on a windy day. One way to replicate these conditions is to install fans around your covered, outdoor lounging areas. This will in a sense create a no-fly zone, where mosquitoes will have trouble landing to get a bite.
Invest In Professional Mosquito Control
There is only so much you can do to deter mosquitoes from your yard. If you are looking for an easier and more effective approach to mosquito control, look no further than the experts at Ewert Pest Control. Our team of dedicated technicians uses advanced mosquito abatement and elimination strategies to combat these annoying and dangerous pests around Milwaukee yards.
Call us now if you have questions about our comprehensive control services or if you would like to make an appointment to have your property treated for mosquitoes. We will evaluate pest pressures around your property and implement the needed solutions to stop them.