Annapolis is known for its historical importance and beautiful waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay. Along with the scenic views, as homeowners in Annapolis are undoubtedly aware, mosquitoes are an unfortunately common occurrence in Maryland’s capital. Fortunately, Annapolis pest control companies can help homeowners deal with the nuisance and threats that these pests pose.

Why You Want To Reduce Mosquitoes Around Your Home

Nobody wants mosquitoes on their property or mosquitoes in their house. While the main problem that mosquitoes bring is extreme annoyance and discomfort, they can also be dangerous disease-carrying threats and should be taken seriously. Mosquitoes can carry and transmit a wide array of diseases, from common and local illnesses to life-threatening viruses that can be spread by mosquitoes through international travel. A world without mosquitoes would be ideal for most people, but until that is possible, it is important to be aware of the dangers that they pose. Some of the viruses that mosquitoes carry include:

  • Dengue
  • Yellow fever
  • West Nile virus
  • Encephalitis
  • Chikungunya
  • Tularemia

If you believe your property is infested with mosquitoes, it is important to take action immediately. Reach out to Pest Czar to help determine the best steps to keep your property safe.

Remove Mosquito Attractants

One of the most effective ways to reduce the chance of mosquitoes infesting your yard is to get rid of anything that will attract mosquitoes to your yard or property. These are some common areas mosquitoes tend to congregate in, and being aware of them can help get rid of mosquitoes and prevent these unwanted pests from making a home in your yard:

  • Standing water: Mosquitoes tend to use stagnant water as breeding grounds, and it can often be found in homeowners’ backyards. Untreated swimming pools left open, rainwater collected in gutters, and other fixtures in the yard that can collect rainwater are all potential mosquito attractants.
  • Tall grass and overgrown weeds: Mosquitoes are much more active during the hours of the day when there is little sunlight, and in particular, the very early morning hours before the sun has completely risen. During the majority of the day, they tend to rest in cool, damp, and shady areas. Common areas of the yard mosquitoes use as resting grounds include thick or tall grass, overgrown weeds, shrubs, trees, and underneath porches or decks.
  • Yard debris or waste: Another common mosquito attractant is piles of yard debris or waste left in the yard or on the property. Grass clippings left after mowing the lawn, raked piles of leaves, any bunches of sticks or twigs fallen onto the yard, and various other types of yard debris can all become habitats for mosquitoes.

Use Mosquito Repellent

One of the most effective ways to make sure there are no mosquitoes in your house and keep your property mosquito-free is to use mosquito repellents around your yard and property. Repellents that efficiently repel mosquitoes include chemicals as well as natural remedies for mosquitoes, including plants with scents that repel mosquitoes. Some fairly effective mosquito repellents include:

  • Any product containing DEET
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Basil

Put Mosquito Control Plan In Place

A world without mosquitoes would be ideal, but until then, it is important to know what to do if your home or property is invaded by these pests. Although using mosquito repellents and practicing general prevention techniques can effectively reduce the chance of an infestation, if mosquitoes gain a foothold on your property, professional service is required to get rid of mosquitoes.

Pest Czar, a pest control specialist serving Annapolis since 2013, is here to help if you find your home or property faced with a mosquito problem. Our dedicated team of mosquito and pest experts will work with you to create a custom mosquito or other pest control plan for your home or property.