Warmer weather is always welcomed, especially after a particularly cold winter. Homeowners always look forward to spending more time outdoors in their yard, starting their spring garden, improving the landscape and spending time with family. These activities can quickly become spoiled by the presence of mosquitoes flying around your yard. Mosquitoes may be the most annoying insects that humans come into contact with and can seem impossible to get rid of in certain environments. Not only are mosquitoes a huge nuisance to comfort, but they also pose serious health risks to humans, most recently with the Zika virus spreading all over the country.
Remove all Standing Water From Your Yard
One of the biggest reasons that mosquitoes tend to gather around your home is the presence of standing water. Mosquitoes are extremely attracted to standing water because it provides them with a place to breed, feed and grow their numbers. Removing as much standing water around your home will greatly decrease the amount of mosquitoes that are buzzing around your home. Many homeowners do not realize areas around the exterior of their home that can collect water. Any open containers sitting around, holes in the ground, old spare tires, bird baths or planters can all collect rain fall and create a perfect environment for mosquitoes to thrive in.
Mosquitoes Carry Dangerous Diseases
While mosquito bites are extremely annoying and cause some discomfort, a more serious health threat that mosquitoes pose to you and your family are the harmful diseases that they carry and spread to humans. Mosquito borne illnesses include malaria, West Nile virus, elephantiasis, dengue fever, yellow fever and more recently the Zika Virus. These types of viruses and diseases range from minor physical complications to fatal.
Mosquito Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Cushing, Muskogee, Tahlequah, Okmulgee, Wilburton, Eufaula, McAlester, Broken Arrow, Glenpool & Tulsa OK
Keeping mosquitoes away from your home and your family has never been more important than now. Take precautions to keep mosquitoes away by removing standing water, putting up mosquito nets, spraying your children with proper repellent spray and hiring a professional pest control company for assistance. Taking every precaution possible will greatly improve your chances of mosquitoes staying away from your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of purchasing over the counter pesticides to keep mosquitoes away from their homes. The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your home is to contact Pied Piper Services. Pied Piper Services is skilled and experienced when it comes to protecting your home from the dangers that mosquitoes are responsible for.