PEST CONTROL MOSQUITOES AFTER SUMMER RAIN
Pest control mosquitoes after the summer rains for homeowners around Springfield, Missouri has become a high priority. With Missouri being home to about 50 different species of these pesky little insects, combined with hot temps and all the rain we’ve been getting, mosquitoes have the perfect environment to multiply.
The relatively dry summer in Missouri up to now has kept mosquito numbers fairly low, but recent rains and flooding in many areas have resulted in a huge population explosion. Mosquitoes need water to start their life cycle, and eggs are laid on the surface either on a body of standing water or nearby. Mosquito larvae hatch and grow underwater, feeding on organic matter. Larvae and pupae thrive in stagnate water, penetrating the surface with their breathing tubes to get oxygen. They cannot survive in moving water.
The first three stages of a mosquito’s life cycle – egg, larva, and pupa – must be completed in standing water, so the female mosquito looks for standing water to lay her eggs – pools, ponds, ditches, mud puddles and more – provide the perfect habitat. Just one female mosquito can lay hundreds of eggs on the surface of the water. Now multiply that by thousands of mosquitoes and you’ve got a clear picture of just how much of a challenge pest control mosquitoes can be.
These tiny flying pests feed on blood, and once the female mosquito has mated, she looks for protein to nourish her eggs. The abundant population of wildlife, dogs, horses and cattle, and yes – humans – provides a veritable buffet.
When a mosquito bites, it itches like crazy and leaves small welts everywhere they bite and can often cause a low-grade fever. While this is a nuisance, it can be so much more serious than that. Mosquito bites can also lead to severe health issues. You may not know that mosquitoes carry and transmit disease. They can contract pathogens from infected animals, spreading viruses like Zika and West Nile, for example, which are two of the worst mosquito-borne diseases transmitted to humans. Homeowners must do everything possible to reduce the mosquito population around the home.
Pest Control Mosquitoes
The first step of pest control mosquitoes is to reduce or eliminate their most common breeding sites. As mentioned previously, mosquitoes thrive in areas where there is stagnate water – even in a very small amount. Look for areas that have collected rainwater – clogged guttering, low spots in the yard, ditches, small ponds, even birdbaths, are areas where mosquitoes deposit their eggs.
Even though mosquitoes are outdoor insects, they do come indoors through various points of entry – the door, obviously, but also through windows and holes in screens. Make sure you check for potential breeding sites near doors and windows. Keep screening intact and close the doors and windows when mosquitoes are most active outside – at twilight or just after dark.
When to Call the Pros
When pest control mosquitoes becomes too complicated for you to control, professional exterminators can help. Our pest control mosquitoes treatment plan begins with our professional technicians conducting a thorough property inspection and identifying the kind of mosquitoes causing problems. Following that, the technician will prepare a plan with recommendations for both source reduction and necessary chemical product use.
Some of the source reduction recommendations might include preparing a diagram of your property that shows the actual or potential mosquito development sites. Expert Pest Solutions is your best bet when it comes to pest control Mosquitoes in the greater Springfield area. We know how to get rid of mosquitoes. Don’t hesitate a moment longer…contact Expert Pest Solutions today!
Call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at http://pestscontrolspringfieldmo.com/.