3 Things Every Frisco Homeowner Should Know About Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are complicated creatures and understanding them can be a difficult task. On the surface, we can understand that they are annoying blood-sucking pests that leave itchy bites on our skin. What you might not know about mosquitoes, however, might surprise you. Today we will be sharing 3 things every Frisco homeowner should know about pesky mosquitoes.

1. Where Mosquitoes Are Born

Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water, often right before wintertime. Why is this a fact you need to know? Knowing where mosquitoes breed can help you reduce their populations on your property. Doing this is as simple as walking around and looking for places where water has been allowed to build up and sit still. This could be anywhere, in a toy, a bucket, even a clogged gutter. Finding these sources of water and eliminating them goes a long way to keeping mosquitoes away.

2. Mosquitoes Are Dangerous

You have probably heard about Malaria and how dangerous it is to people in other countries. What you may not know is that mosquitoes are no different here in America. Although not every bite poses a direct risk to your health, just the fact that mosquitoes could pick up and transmit a dangerous disease should be enough reason for concern. Some of the most common diseases mosquitoes here in the States have been known to spread include the Zika virus, West Nile virus, dengue, Chikungunya and, just like in other countries, malaria.

3. Mosquitoes Are Terrible Fliers

As insect fliers go, mosquitoes are the worst. It is amazing that they are able to get off the ground at all. Even the slightest breeze can make landing for a mosquito nearly impossible. What does this mean for you? It means you can blow mosquitoes away. By installing fans around outdoor lounging areas you can create an airflow that prevents mosquitoes from being able to land on you and therefor bite you. This is a trick that not many homeowners are aware of.

How Addison Can Help Keep Your Whole Property Protected Against Mosquitoes

Although the above tips can help keep mosquitoes away from you and your property, none are perfect solutions. Here at Addison Pest Control, we have the closest thing to a perfect solution. With the use of targeted treatments and abatement techniques, we can make your yard repels mosquitoes as much as possible. Do you have questions about how our treatments work or would you like to schedule services for your Frisco property or ask about pest control in Irving, TX? Give us a call today.