Homeowners Guide To Preparing For Mosquito Season

May 31, 2019

How prepared are you for mosquito season here in Mississippi? If you aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry, we're here to help you better understand mosquitoes and how to manage them on your property this summer. By the end of this article, you'll be on your way to becoming a mosquito expert.

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How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?

A common misconception about mosquitoes is that they are only truly dangerous in other parts of the world. This is not true. Although we do have better health care services here in the United States. which provide us with quick, effective treatments for the diseases mosquitoes can spread, we by no means are safe from the threats they pose. Even with these treatments, contracting the many harmful diseases carried and transmitted by mosquitoes is not a pleasant experience in the slightest.

If you would like to look further into some of the common diseases that mosquitoes have been known to spread, look up some of the following mosquito-borne diseases:

  • Malaria

  • Dengue fever

  • West Nile virus

  • Yellow fever

  • Zika virus

  • Eastern equine encephalitis

What You Can Do As A Homeowner To Limit Mosquito Populations

Fortunately for us, mosquitoes are not invincible. In fact, they are relatively easy to manage with the right tools, materials, and know how. Here are three important things to know when it comes to managing the mosquito populations on your property:
 
First, eliminate areas where mosquitoes breed. To be more specific, search for any place where water has been allowed to stagnate. Either pour out the water or find a way to make it not stagnant. An example of this would be investing in flowing bird baths over ones that allow water to sit still.
 
Second, consider installing outdoor fans, especially around areas you frequently sit or lounge to enjoy nature. The breeze these fans provide will prevent mosquitoes (which are lousy flyers) from being able to land on you and bite you.
 
Lastly, we recommend investing in a professional mosquito control plan for your home and property. This will go above and beyond what any DIY method can do, creating a no-fly zone for any of these dangerous biters looking for an easy meal.

Why Holifield Is The Choice For You

Here at Holifield Pest Management, we offer professional pest control solutions that are sure to protect you and your family from mosquitoes by limiting their populations in your yard. With our services, you won’t have to worry about being swarmed by mosquitoes on your property every time you would like to enjoy some time outdoors. Don’t wait around to deal with potentially dangerous bites. Instead, to get the treatment you deserve, contact Holifield Pest Management!

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