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Getting Ready for Mosquito Season

After a cold winter spent in the house, the assurance of warmer climate that comes with spring is something unmatched. That being said, spring’s longer days sunny skies, as well as aromatic flowers, also come with mosquitoes which are its major significant. The combination of sporadic rains and warmer climate sets the perfect condition for breeding and invasion of mosquitoes. Additionally, as various places across the country are starting to experience warmer weather that extends throughout fall too, usually mosquitoes will stay longer now. With that in mind, while most of us think that summer is the season when mosquitoes invade our homes, for a numerous parts of the country, there are benefits in preparing all year round. There is no defined date defining the opening or close of mosquito season. What transpires in this period is that, temperatures in summer go past 50 degrees which encouraging mosquitoes to come out and play where they hang around up to when the weather cools. As such, the real question is, how does one ensure he or she is prepared for mosquito season?
One tested and tried the method you can use to avoid the invasion of mosquitoes in your house is by getting rid of any standing water around your house. Stagnant water attracts mosquitoes and you want to get rid of anything that may encourage these pests to get into your house. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and even the smallest amount water available is enough for them to reproduce. With that in mind, it is best that you clear any rainwater that is amassed in the garden. You should also ensure that there is no water accumulated in buckets, flowerpots, pool covers, and pet food bowls as they are notorious for collecting rainwater. Also mosquitoes easily target birdbaths too and you ought to remove all of these. Since mosquito eggs mature fast into nymphs, you should get rid of stagnant water straightway.
Furthermore, ensure that you clear all gutters and drains in your house. During fall and winter, trees shed leaves which build up on gutters cluttering them. That can cause the stagnant rainwater that mosquitoes flourish on to pool.
Burning of incense and scented candle is also effective as mosquitoes loathe the fragrant smoke. It is a great idea placing the incense and candles near the entrance point of your home and light them up before these pests invade. You can manage to keep them away from your entry points in the first place.
Last but not least, you can call in professionals to assist you in eradicating mosquitoes. The expert should have the right expertise and a permit proving proficiency in mosquito and pest removal. The professional will inspect your home, find your problem areas and suggest on solutions to get rid of the mosquito population in this article.