What Areas Attract Mosquitoes The Most?
Mr. Mister’s ultimate goal is to eliminate mosquitoes from your yard and property. We have expert training and knowledge of the habits as well as the habitats of mosquitoes necessary to get the job done.
As mosquito experts, we know where these disease-carrying pests sleep, eat and live, and use this knowledge to protect you and your family from mosquitoes.
There are many areas and hot spots around your home that you don’t have control of such as shrubs, greenspaces and trees. However, you would be surprised to know just how many mosquito breeding habitats you do have control of.
Mr. Mister would like to share some common hot spots that we typically find mosquitoes during inspections of homes in the metro Atlanta area:
Stagnant water, such as water located inside birdbaths, should be changed every other day.
The waste in your yard — such as raked leaves and lawn cuttings — which are present in storm drains or gutters, can prevent water from flowing and create the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes.
Low-lying depressions in lawn areas (where water will often collect) should also be filled in.
Leaves and Twigs
Twigs and leaves can block eaves troughs and roof gutters, which will prevent proper water drainage. As you now know, an accumulation of water is a massive mosquito magnet.
Compost should be turned over often and areas of organic matter (an ideal food source for mosquito larvae) should be collected and then recycled immediately.
Broken or open attic vents and window screens provide ideal avenues for mosquitoes to make their way into your house.
Window screens should always fit snugly into the frame, while vents should remain closed. As a further precautionary measure, your windows should also be closed during the hours of dusk and dawn, as this is when mosquitoes are most active.
Other Known Mosquito Breeding Grounds
Your yard may have additional mosquito breeding grounds such as pool covers, which can collect water and should be emptied right away. If you have wading pools, these should also be turned over whenever they are not in use.
Toys and other objects scattered around your yard should be placed in an area where they won’t collect any rainwater.
Mosquitoes are frequently drawn to containers of standing water in tires or wheelbarrows that are left outdoors. In order to avoid this, you can drill holes in the bottom of containers to allow water to spill out or you can turn over those items when they are not in use.
Leaky faucets should also be closed tightly as water build-up can create the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes (and other pests).
These are some of the most common places mosquitoes can be found. Paying attention to these areas can substantially reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property, however, they will likely still be present to some degree.
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