A mosquito does more than just biting; they suck blood and leave you with itchy bumps giving rise to ghastly virus and infections. Mosquito-borne bacterium includes Malaria, Dengue, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. While most of us fantasize about living in a mosquito-free world, as unbelievable as it sounds, eradicating them would be catastrophic for the environment. For insects, birds, and bats, adult mosquitoes are food, while aquatic ecosystems support larval mosquitoes. In such an interdependent ecosystem, the best we as humans can hope is to limit their ability to transmit viruses, drive them away, and exterminate them within the limits of your yards/homes. Pest control companies in San Antonio believe that there is a lot of misinformation out there to misguide people with false notions and buy products that may not work. It is vital to learn for yourself what does and does not eradicate mosquitoes from your property.
Before discovering the best ways to eradicate mosquitoes, it is vital to know that there are more than 2000 species of mosquitoes; the best way to control mosquitoes is to apply more than one method consistently. Let us begin.
1. Usage of Chemical repellent
Applying traditional chemical repellent will keep mosquitoes away from you. It is crucial to know that you should only use products that contain 30% to 50% N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) —as it is the standard ingredient for mosquito repellent. Excess of DEET or any other chemical, for that matter, is not safe to use and can even irritate human skin. On the application of chemical repellents, the effect usually lasts for up to 12 hours. 50%- 30% of DEET chemical repellent is recommended for adults and children but not infants.
2. Get Rid Of Stagnant Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water bodies, and that is also where they hatch their larvae. Empty all standing water bodies you can, for instance:
- Unused pool water and puddles
- Contaminated water in the gutters
- Collected water in ditches
- Water in pet bowls and birdbaths
- Excessively watered potted plants or gardens
Getting rid of still water bodies will eliminate a favorable environment for mosquitoes to breed, and hence you will be able to quickly eradicate them away from your property.
3. Natural and Non-Pesticide Approaches
While chemicals may not always be a guaranteed solution to problems, a natural approach may be. Fortunately, there are non-pesticide products that you can use that do not contain harmful chemicals. Planting herbaceous plants can be one of the solutions to eradicate mosquitoes. Read Accurate Pest Control’s infographic on “5 Natural Mosquito Repellents & Alternatives” for more information on natural and non-pesticide mosquito control approaches.
4. OptFor Professional Pest Control in San Antonio, Texas
Unfortunately, most DIY and natural approaches to eradicate mosquitoes are not as effective as they may seem. If you are tired of implementing several mosquito elimination ways and still facing mosquito issues in your house; you need to get in touch with a bonded professional pest control company immediately. We are a professional pest control company and have the essential expertise to eradicate mosquitoes from your property. We use our revolutionary MistAway™ system that assists in eliminating existing mosquitoes and other pests from your property.
Is your property mosquito-free? Get in touch with Accurate Pest Control on 210-263-3183 for a free estimate and further information on pest control in San Antonio.