Dealing with mosquitoes can be such a nightmare for any homeowner. It’s important to know how to get rid of mosquitoes so these pests don’t ruin all your outdoor get-togethers you plan on having throughout the summer.
In order to effectively get rid of mosquitoes, however, you’re going to have to know a few important things. Here are a few factors to keep in mind as you take on your unwanted property pests.
Know when mosquitoes are most active
Being able to identify when you're home is at risk of a mosquito infestation is an essential part of combating these pests. According to Mosquito Magnet, there are 176 species of mosquitos in the U.S., and a lot of the various species have different activity levels and habits. Many mosquito species are most active during the day but there are still plenty that bite more at night. The most common house mosquito (Culex pippins) typically bites during the evening and the first few hours of the night.
Know who to contact
HomeAdvisor reports that the average cost to hire an insect control service averages between $109 and $284 depending on the severity of the problem. If you notice a significant amount of mosquitoes swarming around your backyard you should hire an exterminator. Trying to fix this problem on your own can result in nothing more than you getting an abundance of mosquito bites. Don't put yourself at risk if the problem is severe -- get professional help.
Know what to look for
Although even a single mosquito can be annoying and cause skin irritation for nearly an entire week, just seeing one doesn’t mean you have a serious infestation on your hands. As long as there are only one or two mosquitoes flying around your property, you should be totally fine. But as soon as you begin to see a lot more bugs flying around, that’s when it’s time to get professional help and get these bugs off your lawn.
Don't let these bugs ruin your property. If you want to learn more about how to get rid of mosquitoes or seek professional pest control services, contact Dixon Pest Services right away.