Nobody likes dealing with a swarm of mosquitos when trying to enjoy the outdoors. With the growing popularity of outdoor living spaces, the issue of dealing with mosquitos has to be part of the plan, or you will have created something you never get to enjoy. Just as prevention is key with most things, the same is true with mosquito control. You won’t have to kill mosquitos if you keep them from taking up residence in the first place. Here are some tips for avoiding these tiny vampires:
- Disrupt their lifecycle: Mosquitos have four parts of their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. If you take steps to eliminate them in one of the first three stages, you won’t have adults to worry about. To avoid the eggs, don’t permit any standing water around your property, as this is where the eggs are laid. As for controlling the larvae and pupa, there are both biological and chemical options that are quite effective.
- Barrier treatments: One of the most effective ways to keep mosquitos at bay is with an EPA-approved barrier treatment spray. This will kill mosquitos it comes in contact with, along with fleas and ticks, and keep them from starting the next generation. Be sure to use a kid- and pet-friendly product and have it professionally applied, so your yard is safe for playing and use. Technically this is killing mosquitos, but with a routine regimen, you will enjoy greater mosquito control each year, so you won’t have to worry about having to kill mosquitos in mass quantities going forward.
Here at Carolina Turf and Mosquito, LLC we understand that you are concerned about not only the irritation of the buzzing and the bites, but also with the potential for disease. It is important to kill mosquitos to avoid the spread of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus. Let us help you keep your family comfortable outdoors at your Charlotte, North Carolina home and safe from these potential health issues.