Frisco Properties Biggest Enemy: The Mosquito
October 30, 2022 - Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are uninvited guests at outdoor events across Frisco. These annoying and potentially dangerous pests can ruin even the best backyard barbeque or outdoor party. A mosquito infestation can quickly force even the most fun parties inside.
At Big D Pest & Termite Services, we understand how vital a mosquito-free yard is. Read on to learn more about these dangerous pests, why they invade your yard, how to prevent them, and what pest control in Frisco can do to help keep your yard mosquito free.
The Cause Of Most Mosquito Infestations
Mosquitoes in Frisco come onto your property for multiple reasons, but there is one main reason you have a mosquito problem. That is because you have standing water around your home. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, so they are naturally attracted to properties that can provide that.
There are a few areas around your property where standing water may accumulate and attract mosquitoes, like kiddie pools, empty flower pots, old tires, and bird baths (change the water daily if you like having them). Don't forget any low-lying areas that may hold water.
If you have a pool, it is also essential to ensure the filtration system is working correctly and that water is circulating around your pool. If you have questions about what may be attracting mosquitoes to your property, give us a call and have one of our trained technicians complete a thorough inspection of your home and yard.
How To Deter The Mosquitoes Around Your Home
No one wants mosquitoes around their home. They can ruin parties, graduations, weddings, and other outdoor events. Eliminating standing water is a significant first step to preventing mosquitoes around your property.
Here are some other ways you can limit your exposure to mosquitoes and prevent them around your home:
- Clean up food and spills if you choose to eat outside.
- Use small fans to drive away mosquitoes; they aren’t strong fliers.
- Install screens on doors and windows to keep them out.
- Employ mosquito prevention solutions like mosquito coils and citronella candles.
- Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
There is no substitute for professional mosquito control to keep your home protected. Call today for a mosquito control plan that fits your needs.
Don’t Let Mosquitoes Bite You! It Could Be Dangerous!
A mosquito bite is bad enough. They can be itchy and painful for days after the bite and can become infected if you keep scratching.
If the pain of a mosquito bite isn’t bad enough, they can also spread various diseases. Some of the common diseases spread by mosquitoes include:
- Yellow fever
- Dengue fever
- West Nile virus
Along with proper mosquito control, it is important to limit your exposure to mosquito bites by using an insect repellant that contains DEET, wearing long sleeves outside, and avoiding fragrances and perfumes that attract mosquitoes.
Professional Mosquito Control Designed To Make Your Yard An Oasis
You can take steps on your own to eliminate mosquitoes from your yard, but there is no substitute for professional mosquito control. At Big D Pest & Termite Services, we employ the In2Care Mosquito Trap as part of our plan to combat mosquitoes. This trap targets both adult and developing mosquitoes to reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property drastically.
We also use backpack sprayers to reach areas of your yard that other treatments can’t reach. We recommend monthly applications during mosquito season, but we can also provide one-time mosquito treatments if you plan an event in your backyard. Whatever you need, we can make your yard a mosquito-free paradise.