Mosquitoes are insects found all over the United States and are known to bite humans and animals. Aside from being itchy and irritating, mosquitoes can spread diseases through their bites. For example, cases of Malaria, Encephalitis and Dengue Fever have been reported in the U.S. because of mosquito bites.
There are many different species of mosquitoes, but most are similar in appearance with slim bodies, wings and long legs.
Water plays a vital role in mosquito breeding and population. These pests must have access to water to reproduce. Permanent standing water sources such as lakes, ponds and swamps provide the perfect environment for mosquito reproduction. Around the home, mosquitoes gravitate toward clogged drainage ditches, bird baths and planters filled with water. When not in use, swimming pools also give mosquitoes a place to lay their eggs.
When mosquitoes are abundant, especially in the summertime for residents of the St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois, many homeowners cannot go outside their homes comfortably without being bitten. These insects can often fly indoors through open doors and damaged window screens. At Bugs by Brian® we take considerable care in making sure you are protected from mosquitoes while enjoying your yard.
If mosquitoes are problematic around your home, there are a few things homeowners can do. Eliminate any areas of standing water around your home such as buckets filled with rainwater, ceramic flower pots and baths. Remove any water left standing around your home after periods of rain. Keep the gutters on your home free from leaf litter that could cause a clog. Examine areas around your home for clogged drain pipes and notify the appropriate people for repair. Tighten outdoor faucets so water does not drip from them and collect near your home.
While these things will help reduce mosquito breeding, it may be necessary to wear a mosquito repellent when outdoors until infestations are reduced. Products containing DEET typically work best, but heavy wear of these products can pose some health risks. Burning citronella candles outdoors can also help keep mosquitoes away while your family is outside.
If the mosquito population near your home is especially heavy, professional extermination treatment may be necessary. Bugs by Brian® Pest Control in St. Louis takes every measure to treat only target organisms, and never to put your family or pets at risk.
Call the St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate a mosquito infestation at your home or business.