Mosquitos are one of the most annoying pests around, but they also pose a serious health risk for your friends, family and children. Between risks of contracting viruses like Zika, West Nile, Malaria, Dengue, and the general scratchiness and itchiness, mosquitos are something that absolutely need to be dealt with.
You can kill mosquitos whenever possible, but when you wondering about how to get rid of mosquitoes, prevention is just as important.
In addition to mosquitos being disease, plague and virus carriers, there are a number of other things you need to consider about the most annoying pest in sky. Mosquitoes can breed in only 1/2″ of standing water, so grill covers, flower pots, tire swings and leaky spigots are all potential issues. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
put together a very helpful info-graphic about all the places you should check for mosquito breeding grounds.
Once you’re done dealing with the myriad of mosquito breeding areas, it’s on to personal prevention with repellent. The most effective repellents, like the graphic below illustrates, are made with DEET, Picardin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus or IR3535.
Contrary to popular belief, applying those repellents, however effective, isn’t as simple as just point and click. Here’s the NPMA
again with some helpful tips for applying repellents:
You’ve dealt with the breeding grounds and you have a properly applied, effective repellent, but you’re still getting eaten up by the flying pest that made Jurassic Park plausible but real life a pain in the ass. What’s next? Who you gonna call? Call Franklin Pest Solutions!
Franklin Pest Solutions has seasonal mosquito control services
that are affordable, effective and highly recommended by our current and past customers. In addition to being able to sit in your yard with your friends–without being eaten alive–our guaranteed protection and comfort plan will also be supplemented by the experts themselves, Franklin Pest Solutions’ technicians, giving you helpful tips about anything you might have missed about how to deal with those terrible flying pest.