Whether you refer to them as mosquitoes or “skeeters,” these blood-sucking insects will soon be harassing residents of Atlanta while they try to enjoy the many outdoor activities Georgia has to offer. Keeping these pests at bay permanently requires a professional service like Truly Nolen Atlanta’s Four Seasons Pest Control program. In the meantime, however, there are some steps you can take to limit the amount of mosquitoes around your home:
Lawn Maintenance & Water Removal
If you’ve ever wondered why a swarm of mosquitoes has picked your home, of all places to hang around, it’s most likely due to an open source of water nearby. Buckets, fountains, ponds, bird baths, and other items around your yard that collect water are the perfect place for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Routinely removing or cleaning these water sources or treating them with pesticides (for example, chlorinating a swimming pool or outdoor hot tub) can prevent them from spawning more annoying mosquitoes in the future.
Tall grass and weeds also provide mosquitoes with protection, so ensuring that your yard is well kept and free from any of these mosquito hotspots will help to keep you bite-free this summer.
Mosquito Repellent Candles and Chemicals
Although citronella candles and DEET repellant sprays may provide you with temporary relief from swarming mosquitoes in your yard, the active chemicals in mosquito repellants don’t actually repel the insects; instead, they block your human scent from mosquitoes and render you “invisible” to them. Mosquito repellant products won’t protect you for long, so it’s best that you consult a Truly Nolen Atlanta pest control specialist that can provide proven, long-lasting protection against mosquitoes and other pests.
The Four Seasons Pest Control approach is the best tool in the battle against invading mosquitoes for residents and business owners in Atlanta this summer. A free pest inspection by one of Truly Nolen Atlanta’s trained pest professionals can identify potential spawning grounds for mosquitoes, treat the area, and protect your home from these and other pests as they change throughout the year.