Everyone plays a part in controlling disease-carrying mosquitos that are plaguing our area. The County has a responsibility, but individual homeowners must also do their part in the partnership to control mosquitos. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Astro pest control technicians frequently offer advice to their customers regarding areas around the home to watch for. Here are some of their most common recommendations:
1. Small Pools
A pool is a great way to relax, especially in the hot summer months. Be sure to cover your swimming pool tightly when not in use and empty any kiddie pools thoroughly when playtime is over. Leaving standing water in a shallow pool can lead to mosquito breeding in your yard.
2. Old Tires and Tire Swings
Rain can collect in the smallest of places – including in tires. Clearing these out of your yard or checking these spots after rainfall can help you stay mosquito free.
3. Potted Plant Trays
Flowers and plants need water to grow, and unfortunately for us so do mosquitoes. Empty trays underneath your plants that may carry excess water.
4. Pet Bowls
We love our pets and want them to enjoy the outdoors. Mosquitoes aren’t just pests for us – they’re a nuisance to our furry friends as well. Emptying, cleaning and replacing outdoor pet bowls will help keep your pets free from mosquito bites.
5. Clogged Gutters and Drains
Clearing your gutters is a great way to maintain your home and keep standing water from collecting. Clogged gutters can hold standing water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
There are steps all of us can take to fight back. Homeowners need to do their part in eliminating these breeding grounds. If you feel like you are fighting a losing battle, Astro has a mosquito fogging treatment that can eliminate mosquitos by identifying and treating hard to find egg locations in plants, gardens and trees.
If we all do our part, we can stay mosquito-free and healthy.