During the spring, summer and fall months, spending time outside doing fun activities, having cookouts, or just relaxing is very popular. Sitting around a campfire at night with friends and family is a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. All too often, however, unwanted and unpleasant visitors show up to ruin our mood – like mosquitoes. They tend to come out in the evening and are especially prevalent in hot, humid areas. With their high-pitched whining hum and the itchy bites they inflict, mosquitoes are right up there on the list of the world’s most annoying creatures. Understanding how to have efficient mosquito control is the key to regaining peace, and preventing your friends and family from contracting a disease.
Why Do We Need Mosquito Control?
Mosquitoes are not only extremely aggravating, but they often carry diseases and viruses too, which are transferred to our bloodstream when they bite and suck our blood. It is actually the female mosquitoes which bite us, because they use the nutrients in the blood to develop healthy eggs. These eggs are then laid in warm, wet environments and a whole new batch of irritating mosquitoes is then born.
How To Control Mosquitoes
There are many things that can be done to diminish the population of mosquitoes in your area. You can get rid of anything in your yard that collects standing water, thus destroying habitats where they can lay their eggs. There are also a few different kinds of sprays that are used as a barrier treatment, being sprayed on all plants, under decks and drainpipes, and in any area that is shady and moist. This means that if you have an ornamental pond, you should spray thoroughly around it. Ideally, the pesticides used in this barrier treatment against mosquitoes should be both environmentally friendly and long-lasting.