When you think of mosquitoes, it’s likely you correlate their activity solely to the outdoors. This is typically why most Atlanta residents don’t bother with mosquito control in the winter, as they believe during the cooler months mosquitoes will be non-existent (that is, until the upcoming spring season approaches.)
However, mosquitoes can still affect us, no matter the time of year. This is because some mosquitoes can breed indoors. What makes this terrorizing fact even more concerning, is knowing that the number of indoor mosquitoes seen by homeowners annually is actually growing each year (based on a recent study by the CDC).
This can mean the spread of blood-borne illnesses — like Zika Virus (in humans) and Heartworm (in pets) — whether you’re spending time outside or not.
If you’re one of our regular readers, you’re surely educated on the steps/methods you can take for outdoor mosquito control in Atlanta, but how do you find a solution for indoor mosquito control?
Here’s where you should start:
Discover How Indoor Mosquitoes Breed
When you wake up in the middle of the fall with a brand new mosquito bite, this usually means you’re home is a breeding ground for these disease-spreading pests. The source?
Mosquitoes love still water as it’s the perfect place for their larvae to hatch — becoming new mosquitoes to torment you in the future — thus, take note of any areas in your home where still water may exist. This means:
- Flower vases
- Beverage cups in need of disposal
- Patches of water beneath a soap dish
- Water around your shower drain
Effective Solutions for Indoor Mosquito Control
Fixing these issues is the first step in discouraging mosquitoes from breeding inside your home.
Ensure dampness and other moisture is wiped up before going to bed each night and pour baking soda down scarcely-used drains as this will soak up lingering moisture. Of course, you can always give Mr. Mister a call; we can aid in both finding your indoor mosquito issues and resolving them with our 100% biodegradable misting sprays.
Preparing Your Home For Mosquito Control
The weather outside is getting cooler, which means most mosquitoes will lay dormant until the spring season.
With illnesses like Zika Virus having a negative impact on the US more and more each year — especially in Atlanta — now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the spring by having an automatic mosquito misting system installed in your yard.
Click here to learn how you can ensure a mosquito free yard for you and your family.
We hope you’re finding our Atlanta Mosquito Control blog helpful and informative! For more information on what makes Mr. Mister Atlanta’s premier provider of innovative mosquito control solutions and techniques click here. Or, visit our Testimonials page to see what some of our satisfied customers are saying.