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Mosquitoes Thrive in Water

If the patio is littered with a collection of the standard mosquito repellent devices and dead insects, can these bug-be-gone products actually keep the mosquitoes away? Mosquito traps, bug zappers, and citronella candles help to kill scores of these pests, but it doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. It may be necessary to call professional mosquito control experts to help locate and eliminate the mosquito’s nests around the home. It’s frightening knowing the diseases these pests carry that the family can be exposed to today. Mosquito control is imperative to prevent diseases like the Zika virus, Chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, Malaria, and Dengue fever from spreading. 

Mosquitoes Thrive in Water

Water plays a significant role in the life of a mosquito. Mosquitoes much like whales need water to survive, but they get their oxygen from making periodic visits to the surface to refresh their oxygen supply and eliminate carbon dioxide. Water also provides mosquitoes with a site for laying eggs and begin the next generation. Young mosquitoes find their food supply within the elements that thrive in the same water.

What Attracts Mosquitoes?

Infestations occur with a sudden increase in the mosquito population. People will notice an increase in the number of bites they are experiencing when outdoors. Itching is the most prevalent symptom of a mosquito bite. Warmer weather is the time when the mosquito population is most active. Seasons, when heavy rains are accompanied by flooding also seem to attract mosquitoes. Flood water is the perfect breeding ground for them. If there is a section of a home’s yard where flooding occurs, the stagnant water left behind are the causes of mosquito infestations.

Steps to Eliminate the Causes of Mosquito Infestations:

  • Remove wet leaves and dead wood from shady areas of the yard
  • Gardens overgrown with weeds and debris attract these pests
  • Keep the grass low by mowing at regular intervals throughout the warm weather seasons to avoid hiding spots
  • Avoid overwatering plants which can cause excess water to pool within the flowerbeds
  • Check automatic sprinkler systems to maintain proper irrigation practices to prevent the occurrence of stagnant water

Wherever there is stagnant water, that’s where mosquitoes thrive. The incidence of a mosquito infestations grows during the wetter seasons of the year requiring control. Damp, hot climates attract mosquitoes providing them the perfect breeding grounds to breed which are the causes of mosquito infestations. To avoid the nuisances associated with an infestation contact a professional mosquito control team to rid the yard of these infuriating pests.