Mosquito Control and Prevention

Mosquitoes are found all over the world and spread a range of diseases such as malaria and West Nile disease. Moreover, mosquito bites are unpleasant and leave one itchy and uncomfortable.
Prevention
Homeowners can reduce the mosquito population around their homes by taking a few simple precautions. One of the most effective ways of reducing the number of mosquitoes around your home is by removing possible mosquito habitats and disrupting their life cycle. Mosquitoes need water in two stages of their life cycle and by eliminating stagnant water around your home, you will be able to reduce their numbers. Pest control Elk Grove can help you with this issue.
For this clear all old material that can hold water – tires, broken toys, and so on. You should also ensure that rain water drums and other water storage containers are closed and inaccessible to mosquitoes. Additionally, you need to empty and clean bird baths, potted plant trays, and so on once a week. If you have a swimming pool the water should be cleaned regularly and kept circulating. Small ditches that can accumulate rain water should be filled to prevent water stagnation. All of these steps can help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home.
Protection
You can also take steps to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes. For this, avoid going out during early mornings and late evenings when mosquitoes are most active. You also need to keep the doors and windows of your home closed or covered with insect screens during this time. If you need to go out, wear clothes that cover your arms and legs and tuck in shirts into pants and pants into socks to ensure that there is no surface that the mosquito can reach with ease. Use nets to completely cover baby carriers and beds. Be sure to contact Pest control Folsom CA for any service.
Repellants
If you need to be outside and cannot cover yourself completely, you can use mosquito repellants that are approved by the EPA.
Pesticides
While these steps can help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and reduce your exposure to them, you will need chemical pesticides to eliminate a high concentration of mosquitoes. In order to ensure safe spraying or application of chemical pesticides against mosquitoes, retain the services of a professional pest control that will ensure the safety of the residents and pets while they work on eradicating your home of mosquitoes.
Even while chemical pesticides are effective in eliminating mosquitoes in the short term, they cannot prevent their recurrence unless the area around your home is cleared of water stagnant water sources where mosquitoes breed.