The argument could be made that mosquitoes are the worst backyard pests in Texas. These little blood-suckers regularly ruin outdoor events and can even transmit dangerous and deadly diseases. With West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, and Zika virus on the rise, mosquito control here in Texas is more necessary than ever. Here are a few of the best mosquito control tips to give you a mosquito-free year in 2020.
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites
The best way to control mosquitoes is with preventative strikes. The first step is to go after their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of standing water. They aren’t picky either, they’ll lay their eggs anywhere they can find water. Once laid, the eggs only need a week to hatch and develop into hungry adult mosquitoes. By taking out their breeding sites, you can eliminate the next generation of mosquitoes before they take flight.
All you need to do is walk around your yard and dump out any standing water. If your lawn has drainage issues, then aeration can solve that. Make sure you check your lawn after every rainstorm. Remember, it only takes a week for a whole new generation of mosquitoes to emerge, so vigilance is necessary.
Common Mosquito Breeding Sites:
- Flower Pots
- Rain Collectors
- Pooling Water in the Lawn
- Clogged Gutters
- Water Features
Reduce Daytime Hiding Spots
During the day, mosquitoes are not a problem. These nocturnal menaces spend their days hiding from the heat of the sun, waiting for the cool temperatures of dusk to reemerge. During the day, they’re vulnerable. If you can find and eliminate their hiding spots, then you’ll make your lawn less hospitable to mosquitoes. This means the population will be reduced and you’ll have fewer mosquitoes to swat away.
Common Daytime Mosquito Hiding Places:
- Tall Grass
- Shrubs and Bushes
- Piles of Leaves
- Hollow Logs
- Under Rocks
Invest in a Mosquito Control Program
Finally, the best way to get control of the mosquitoes in your yard is with a solid mosquito control plan from Ashton Walden Turf Services. Our customized approach ensures that every lawn is treated for its unique mosquito situation. Our expert technicians know exactly where the mosquitoes breed and hide, focusing our control techniques on those areas to dramatically reduce the current and future mosquito populations. With regular treatments of the yard, you’ll be able to finally enjoy those outdoor gatherings that you’ve been missing out on.
Ashton Walden Turf Services can Help Give You a Mosquito-Free Year
Having a mosquito-free year is not an impossible dream. Here at Ashton Walden Turf Services, we have the mosquito control solutions for you. By investing in a mosquito control plan from the experts, you can ensure your lawn has the best mosquito protection all year long.
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