Mosquito season is upon us in Oklahoma City, OK. If left alone, these annoying bugs can multiply fast, leaving you swatting the air every time you step outside your home. Now is the time to start taking steps to deal with them before they get out of hand. First, you want to remove any excess debris from your property. This includes cleaning out your gutters because leaves, twigs, and other debris tend to clog them, which gives them another place to congregate. Then, make sure you remove any standing water on your property to keep mosquitoes from breeding. Finally, reach out to a professional to help you control the mosquito population. By following these four easy steps, you can drastically reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property!
1. Remove Debris from Your Property
When your yard is cluttered with debris, you're also providing mosquitoes with the perfect spots to hide. During the day, they prefer to hide in dark places, and if your yard is filled with clutter, they will naturally gather around those areas. This is because the debris in your yard acts as a shelter from the sun and the wind. By cleaning up excess clutter piling up on your lawn, such as leaves and branches, you can reduce the number of places for mosquitoes to take shelter, thereby making your yard unappealing to them.
Tall grass can also provide shelter for mosquitoes. Keep your lawn trimmed to reduce the number of places they can hide!
2. Unclog Your Gutters
When cleaning your yard, make sure you don't miss your gutters too. When your gutters are clogged, it provides the perfect spot for mosquitoes to live and breed. Clogged gutters are filled with debris, which shelters them from the sun. Not only that, but they also retain water that mosquitoes use to breed. If you're trying to control the mosquito population on your property, then you need to make sure your gutters are cleaned regularly to prevent any standing water from building up.
3. Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. Things like birdbaths, dog bowls, kiddie pools, or anything that can retain shallow pools of water should be addressed as you go about mosquito-proofing your property. Removing any standing water from your yard means mosquitoes will have one less place to breed. And if they have no places to breed in your yard, then they'll move on to another place where they can.
4. Hire Professionals to Treat Your Property
One of the best ways to control the mosquito population on your property is to hire professionals. If you find yourself swarmed with mosquitoes, even after cleaning your yard of debris and standing water, then a professional will be able to significantly reduce the population on your property. They will have the tools and experience to effectively target mosquitoes and identify any areas where they might be prone to gather and breed. A professional will ensure your property remains protected throughout mosquito season by applying multiple treatments and they'll even respray for free if you end up having problems between treatments!
Stay protected during mosquito season! Call us today to sign up for our mosquito control service!
Mosquitoes are here, and they are looking for places to take refuge. By signing up for our mosquito control service, you can make sure that your property isn't one of those places. At Elite Lawn Care, we will visit your property a total of five times, once a month from May to September, to ensure the mosquitoes will stay off your property. We service residential properties in Oklahoma City, OK, as well as surrounding cities like Edmond and Mustang. Call us today at (405) 735-1223 to sign up for our mosquito control service!