Posted: June 20, 2017 – Mosquito Squad
Mosquitoes aren’t just an annoyance biting you while you’re trying to enjoy your evening outside, they are also a transmitter of diseases. Zika virus, West Nile virus and Chikungunya virus are among the diseases mosquitoes can pass on during a feeding.
At Mosquito Squad we recommend following the 7 T’s to help prevent the mosquito population from increasing in your yard.
Mosquitoes need fresh water to reproduce. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons, and toy trucks; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
Toss excess grass clippings, leaves, firewood and other yard debris from your yard & garden. Ticks like cool shady places provided by these items.
Turn over larger items that could hold water like children’s swimming pools or sand buckets. If it is a bird bath that is meant to have water, dump and clean it out every 3-4 days to avoid mosquito breeding.
If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water. Remove or tighten tarps.
Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water. Asses areas where pool of water may form such as faucets, drains, uneven sod and hoses.
Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito and tick control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and fly over into your property.
Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad of Hampton Roads eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on your property with our mosquito barrier treatment.
Protect your yard with Mosquito Squad’s barrier treatment. Call 757-422-2483 to discuss your mosquito control needs now! We will help you take back your yard.