Mosquito season is upon us, which means that you soon won’t be able to walk outside without being bothered by the annoying pests. You won’t be able to relax outdoors or have a cookout with family and friends without being stung by the tiny bugs. The only way to escape them will be to retreat indoors.
You’ll need to call on a reliable pest control company in Phoenix to treat your yard with the right solutions to free it of mosquitoes. But there are a few other things you can also try if you are interested in DIY methods:
Mosquitos breed in pools of standing water, and the more of it you have around your property, the more mosquitoes you will have. You can minimize the problem by minimizing or eliminating the areas of standing water in your yard.
Clean your gutters so the water moves freely through them, drain any wading pools you have, and remove tree stumps that could collect rainwater. If you have problems with drainage in the yard, contact a landscaper to implement solutions (that will also benefit your landscape). Also get rid of any cans, old planters, and other containers that can just collect water.
You may have water features that are meant to accent your landscape, such as a bird bath, small pond, or fountain. You may even have a large pond or lake on or near your property. You need to take steps to make these areas less attractive to mosquitoes.
Make sure you clean and change the water in any bird baths regularly. Add fish that eat mosquitoes to ponds and lakes. Cut back plants around the water features to remove cover for the larvae. Install pumps to keep water moving, which will disrupt breeding activity. Add larvicides and insect growth regulators to kill the pests and prevent new breeding activity. Work with an Apache Junction pest control expert to ensure you have the right products to kill the mosquitoes without harming your family or your landscape.
You can keep out mosquitoes by ensuring that you have quality screens on all your windows and around your porch. Check all the screens to see if there are any tears and replace them as necessary. If any windows are missing screens, add them.
Also consider adding screens around outdoor patios and pergolas. You can enjoy outdoor time without being harassed by mosquitoes.
DIY methods will only give you so much protection against mosquitoes. To really deal with the problem, you need to hire a professional mosquito exterminator in Phoenix. A professional will have options for yard treatment and indoor treatment, ensuring that you get total protection for your property. Natural options are available if you are concerned about the use of chemicals around your property, though all options are safe for your family. Your North Phoenix pest control professional will help you understand what precautions must be taken, if any.
For maximum results, you will work with a pest control professional serving Northern Phoenix while also making changes around your property on your own. You can prevent the growth of new mosquitoes in your yard, and the professional treatments will both prevent new infestations and kills those bugs that do come onto your property. Don’t forget to also treat yourself with a personal protectant spray or to put out citronella candles. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy yourself anywhere in your yard all summer long, without having to worry about annoying buzzing and itchy stings.
Call Varsity Termite and Pest Control to work with an experienced and reliable mosquito exterminator in Phoenix. We are a top-rated pest control company in Phoenix, and we have a reputation for our friendly service and our dependable results. We will develop a comprehensive plan to keep your property free of mosquitoes all season long. We also have solutions for other pests that may be plaguing your Arizona home, such as roaches, ants, scorpions, pigeons, rats, and more. We offer affordable pest control for total protection all year long. Call us today to schedule an inspection and consultation with a pest control professional in Phoenix.