Sometimes, it seems like you can’t step outside in Queen Creek without being bothered by mosquitoes. You often find these biting insects around Queen Creek. When they’ve settled around your home, they can cause extra problems. You deserve to enjoy your yard without dealing with itchy bites.
Ozone Pest Control provides pest control in Queen Creek, designed to keep mosquitoes out of your yard and away from your family. Call today to learn more about our methods.
Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control
For mosquito control to be truly effective, it must target mosquitoes’ reproductive and general habits. Otherwise, the mosquitoes will just fly back into your yard.
Only female mosquitoes bite because they need extra protein to lay eggs, which they can only get from a blood meal. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water; this could be a pond or a bird bath, but mosquito eggs have been in puddles and pieces of trash. It can become a mosquito breeding site if it can hold any amount of water.
Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions And Diseases
When a mosquito bites a person or animal, it injects saliva into the body. Your body’s natural reaction to that saliva creates the itchy welt that appears afterward. Be careful—scratching too much can break the skin and lead to infection. Keep the bite clean, and try to avoid scratching or picking at it.
Mosquitoes are known to carry dangerous diseases all around the world. In the Queen Creek area, these are West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis, and tularemia. The diseases carried by mosquitoes can be dangerous. It’s best to try and prevent bites altogether to reduce your risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness.
Mosquito Prevention: Eco-Friendly And Effective Tips
Keeping mosquitoes out of your yard should involve methods that interrupt their natural behaviors. You’ll need to find ways to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in your yard, which you can do with these mosquito prevention tips:
- Remove anything that can hold water.
- Clear out excess vegetation that can provide shade to mosquitoes.
- Plant basil, rosemary, lemongrass, and other plants that repel mosquitoes.
- Avoid going outside at dusk and dawn since mosquitoes are most active.
- Protect yourself with mosquito repellent.
Each of these tips helps keep mosquitoes away from your yard. Removing any standing water means there won’t be a place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Clearing out excess vegetation removes the shady resting spots mosquitoes seek out. Planting lemongrass and other herbs repels mosquitoes based on scent. As do personal protection methods, staying indoors during peak mosquito times reduces your chances of being bitten. Apply mosquito repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to avoid bites.
If you’ve tried these tips and mosquitoes keep showing up in your yard, call a Queen Creek mosquito control professional for treatment.
Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results
Ozone Pest Control is the best way to protect your yard and family from mosquitoes. When you call us, we send a trained technician to your home as soon as possible. The technician will inspect your yard to see what areas are especially conducive to mosquito infestations. We use backpack sprayers to treat all around your yard. If needed, we can also treat areas of standing water. We provide mosquito treatments once for special events and on a monthly basis to keep your home protected.
Call Ozone Pest Control today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Queen Creek.