The Magic Formula To Effective Mosquito Control For Hattiesburg Properties
June 19, 2020
What is the most dangerous part of your day? Is it your drive to work where you travel in a car going over 60 miles an hour? Maybe it is at your job where you handle dangerous substances or operate heavy machinery? We would argue that your time spent outside around mosquitoes might be the most dangerous part of your day. Each year mosquitoes are responsible for over one million deaths. Although deaths per capita are fewer here in the United States than in most other places around the world, the risk of contracting a dangerous disease from these needle-nosed pests is still a possibility. If you would rather not have to visit the hospital because of one of these annoying bloodsuckers, we have some tips and tricks you can use to keep them away.
How Homeowners Try To Deal With Mosquitoes
Since mosquitoes are so dangerous, many methods and products have been invented to keep them away. The question is, what works, and what doesn’t?
Deterring Mosquitoes From Biting You
Mosquitoes are drawn to people by a number of things, such as body odor, heat, carbon dioxide, moisture, and dark-colored clothing. To make yourself less attractive to mosquitoes, here are a few things our experts recommend.
Find an insect repellent that works for you and apply it to open skin and/or clothing before traveling through areas mosquitoes might be.
Wear lighter colored clothing. This will make it more difficult for mosquitoes to spot you.
Avoid working out at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Your sweat, heavy breathing, and body heat will make you attractive to blood-hungry biters. (This tip also applies when you are in mosquito dense areas.)
Reducing Mosquito Populations On Your Property
Another great thing you can do to protect yourself against mosquitoes is to eliminate breeding sites and attractants from your property. If you didn’t know, female mosquitoes require stagnant water to lay their eggs. The key is to eliminate as many pools as possible. To do this, search your property thoroughly. Make sure your gutters are flowing properly. Dump out toys that have filled with water after rainstorms. Invest in birdbaths and ornate pools that have circulating water. If you have a large body of water like a fish pond, consider stocking it with fish that will eat mosquito eggs. All of this will go a long way to reducing the number of mosquitoes on your property.
Effective Mosquito Solutions
Now that we have talked about the best ways to deal with mosquitoes, let’s talk about some methods that tend to fall short. Two methods our experts recommend not to waste your money on are tiki torches and citronella candles. Homeowners we have talked to that have tried to use these products often describe them as insufficient, or altogether useless when it comes to keeping mosquitoes at bay. You would be better off waving yourself with a fan to blow mosquitoes away.
The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Off Your Hattiesburg Property
Keeping up with mosquito prevention can be a hassle, and sometimes DIY just doesn’t cut it. If you are looking for a more effective method for keeping mosquitoes off your property, we have your solution here at Holifield Pest Management. Using a backpack mister armed with high-quality mosquito repellant and years of experience dealing with pests, our technicians can give your property the best chance possible to remain mosquito-free year-round.
Reach out to us today if you are curious to learn more about our services or to schedule an inspection for your Hattiesburg property.