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Mosquitoes And Standing Water

Standing water is the most favorable habitat for mosquito larvae to grow hence making way for blood-sucking, disease-carrying mosquitoes to grow. The best way to make a place rid of mosquitoes is by making sure there is no standing water. There are several ways one can do that. It includes draining any standing water from pots, pans, ponds and rain gutters etc. In case the eater cannot be drained frequently, bacterial insecticides can be used to kill larvae, preventing mosquitoes.

Drain Standing Water! This may sound simple but it is actually the most effective action you can take towards eliminating the risk of mosquito bites in any season.

Why?

Because mosquitoes and standing water are like fuel and fire! Standing water is the best habitat for a mosquito larvae to develop. And what’s even more alarming is that even a small quantity of standing water is dangerous as it can equally contain a huge number of larvae as a lot of water.

Now how should one make sure that there is no standing water in and around the house? Following are some tips that all home owners can follow to make their place mosquito free.

Drain the Standing Water

Landscape ponds, fountains and planters should regularly be checked for mosquito larvae. How do you identify them? Larvae are like wriggling worms who get attached to the surface or are seen swimming near the bottom. This is also true for swimming pools. Moreover, you should drain all kinds of small containers in the house and in the front and back yard including rain gutters, bird baths, pots, bins, baskets and tools. In doing so, you should also take care to clean the drains from debris, giving no reason for the water to holdup.

Use Bacterial Insecticide

Another effective method for mosquito control is to use bacterial insecticide. This bacterium, which usually goes by the name Bti, is highly effective for mosquitoes without doing any harm to other animals and plants. This is specifically useful for stored water which cannot be drained frequently such as ponds and fountains.

Bti comes in the form of granules and dunks (also called pressed cakes). Whether you use granules or dunks, all you have to do is apply it to the water whereby these will dissolve and release mosquito killing bacterium. If you have troughs for horses or other animals, make sure you put mosquito dunk deep into the trough, away from the reach of the animal.

Use Mosquito Spray for Yard

Before we get to yard spray, make sure to mow the lawn. The bigger the grass, the more chances there will be for the larvae to grow in moist ground. Now you can use yard spray that you can get from the store or call Mr. Mister to take care of it. If you are doing it yourself, make sure you spray it on the grass, plants and all landscaped areas. This way it will create a barrier, made with oils and insect repellents, for these pesky insects.

Conclusion: Mosquito Treatment

Mosquitoes carry harmful diseases, some even fatal. Therefore, it is imperative that they be stopped from growing or even being born at all! The preventive measures mentioned above for mosquito control can easily be done by a regular house owner.  However, you must be thorough and consistent, which is very difficult, but necessary.  It’s smart to consider professional help, and you can employ the mosquito control services of Mr. Mister which come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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