The Key To Keeping Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your Dallas Yard

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Don’t we all just love the soundtrack of summer? It’s filled with kids giggling while splashing in the pool, birds chirping in the trees, and the incessant buzzing of mosquitoes. Yes, it's that time of year again when we all must contend with these bloodthirsty pests. Fortunately, Addison Pest Control provides the most effective way to get rid of mosquitoes so you can return to enjoying your yard in peace. Read further to learn more about these biting insects and how specialists with pest control in Dallas can make them a distant memory.

The Environmental Purpose Of Mosquitoes

Before diving into what makes our skin crawl about mosquitoes, we begrudgingly have to give these insects credit where it’s due. While they can still make frolicking outdoors a dreadful experience, they are major contributors to the running of our ecosystem. As larvae, they serve as food for fish and other aquatic animals. When they mature into adults, they provide nutrition for birds, bats, and other insects. And believe it or not, mosquitoes also help pollinate certain plants, just like bees and butterflies. So, even though these flying nuisances are the bane of many people’s existence, mosquitoes still occupy a fairly significant place in the world.

Nonetheless, for your safety and comfort, enlist the services of a reputable pest management company that specializes in mosquito control.

The Dangerous Diseases Mosquito Bites Can Spread

Dealing with a mosquito infestation on your property can be a frustrating experience, especially considering the dangers they present. These flying critters can carry a multitude of diseases, which can be transmitted through their bites. Some common mosquito-borne illnesses include malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, and dengue fever, among others. These infections can range from mild to severe and even be life-threatening, so you must take each mosquito bite seriously. If you're going to be hanging outside, make sure to use insect repellent with DEET or picaridin, wear long sleeves and pants, and avoid being out during peak mosquito hours (dusk and dawn).

For more information regarding the dangers of mosquitoes, consult with qualified pest experts in your area.

Prevention Is Key: Tips And Tricks To Deter Mosquitoes

Prevention is necessary when it comes to dealing with mosquitoes. Review these tips that everyone in your household ought to know before mosquito season rolls around:

  • Eliminate stagnant water: Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in slow-moving or standing water, so empty out items that commonly collect it, like flower pots, gutters, bird baths, and kiddie pools.
  • Use mosquito repellent: Apply a good quality mosquito repellent that contains DEET or picaridin and use it as directed on exposed skin.
  • Put in screens: Install screens on all exterior windows and doors to keep mosquitoes and other nuisance insects out of your home.
  • Turn on your fan: Since mosquitoes are weak fliers, an oscillating fan can make traveling toward you nearly impossible.
  • Wear protective clothing: Make sure to cover as much skin as possible with loose-fitting, light-colored clothing while spending time outdoors.

If you're encountering more mosquitoes on your property than you're comfortable with, give our team at Addison Pest Control a call so we can create an effective action plan to eliminate these insects.

The Stress-Free Way To Effective Mosquito Control

If you've tried all the prevention tips and still can't seem to keep mosquitoes away, it may be time to call in the professionals. Addison Pest Control has provided exceptional solutions to keep our Dallas residents’ homes healthy, safe, and comfortable since 1986. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your yard will be mosquito-free all season long. Reach out to us today to request your complimentary estimate!