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Houston Homeowners' Handy Mosquito Prevention Guide

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Mosquitoes around your Houston yard can put a damper on spending time outside and even present serious health risks to those living in your home. Houston pest control can help you eliminate your mosquito problem and assist you in understanding how to get rid of mosquitoes for good.

Mosquitoes: The Lifecycle Of The Little Fly 

The mosquito lifecycle has four stages: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. The adult mosquito will search for an area of standing water to lay their eggs where they will stay until conditions are right for them to hatch; this could take several months. The eggs then become larvae that live in the water and feed until conditions are right for them to transform into a pupa, which may take several weeks.

The mosquito pupa will continue living in the water, but it won’t feed. After several days and up to a week, the pupa will transform into an adult mosquito and leave the standing water (its breeding ground) to find food, mate, and search for its area of water to lay eggs. 

A significant part of mosquito control is eliminating this pest at all stages of the lifecycle, something All-Safe Pest & Termite can help you with.

Why Mosquitoes Around Your Home Are A Big Problem

When mosquitoes are hanging around your home and ongoing infestations, they can bring several problems. Besides biting those in your yard and home and leaving itchy bites, mosquitoes are also a major carrier of diseases such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria. The diseases you can get from mosquitoes are transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito; not every mosquito will be infected, but the more you have around your property, the more likely it is that an illness will be transmitted.

Natural And Effective Mosquito Prevention Tips 

The natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes below are essential in preventing infestations of this pest and ensuring that your property always stays protected:

  • Remove areas of standing water around your property and regularly change the water of things such as ponds and birdbaths. Make sure there is no debris in your yard that can hold standing water, as mosquitoes only need an inch to reproduce in.
  • Cut back foliage in your yard, remove overhanging branches, and ensure that the grass stays trimmed low. This will help make your yard less hospitable to mosquitoes looking to hide out.
  • To prevent mosquitoes inside, make sure there are no gaps in the windows or doors of your home that they may invade through. Invest in window or door screens and keep exterior entrances closed often.
  • When in your yard, wear long-sleeved, light-colored clothing, which is best for keeping away mosquito bites. Consider planting things that repel mosquitoes, such as citronella grass, marigold, rosemary, and basil.

The Secret To Total Mosquito Control For Your Houston Home

If you want to know how to get rid of mosquitoes around your Houston home permanently, the secret is to reach out to All-Safe Pest & Termite. Our professionals will inspect your property for mosquito problem areas and provide you with targeted, effective, and safe ways to get rid of mosquitoes to alleviate the nightmare of battling mosquitoes.

Reach out to All-Safe Pest & Termite today to learn about the best ways to repel mosquitoes.

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