Talking About Pest Control
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Talking About Pest Control

Hi there, my name is Harvey. Welcome to my site. I am here to talk to you about pest control. There are so many different pests in my area. We have spiders, ants, house centipedes and moths that seem to congregate together at various times of the year. In other parts of the world, there are even more pests waiting to enter the homestead undetected. I would like to share pest control practices everyone can use to keep insects out of their homes. I hope you will visit my site often to learn all you can about pest control. Thanks for visiting.

Talking About Pest Control

Mosquitoes And Your Yard

Carlos Douglas

Mosquitoes can cause you to stay indoors more in order to avoid them. They are pesky little critters that bite and are relentless in their attacks. They are also known to bring with them the added risk of an illness known as West Nile Virus. If you aren't careful, mosquitoes can take over your yard and ruin your best efforts to enjoy the nice weather outdoors. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to keep your yard from being overrun with these nasty invaders. You can start by eliminating possibilities of pooling water, as mosquitoes must lay their eggs in water.

Cover items with a tarp

If you have a pile of items you keep in your backyard, such as gardening supplies, children's toys or anything else, you want to make sure you cover them completely with a tarp when it looks like you may get some rain. After the rain is gone, go outside and remove the tarp. Hang it on a clothing line to dry. Mosquitoes can breed in the tiniest amount of water and leaving the tarp in place will allow them to reproduce in the water that has collected in the tarp. If you don't cover your items with a tarp in the first place, they will be able to lay their eggs in the water that collected on all the items.

Keep rain gutters clean

Watch your rain gutters and remove any leaves that gather in them.  This way, the water will be able to make its way properly down the spouts.  

Empty the kid's pool, water buckets and flowerpots

Kid's pools, water buckets and flowerpots are often left outside with little thought. However, they provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes. They need to be drained properly and set upside down where they will no longer pose a risk.

Fill holes with dirt

If you have holes in your yard, those holes can turn into puddles. Fill them with dirt, so they are even with the rest of the yard. This will stop water from pooling in those holes and prevent them from becoming a home for these pests.

Inspect your yard regularly

Since mosquitoes only need a minute amount of water to breed, even something as small as piece of plastic covered in water can provide them with what they need. Therefore, you want to walk around your yard and make sure you pick up everything that could collect even trace amounts of water.

If you have followed all these tips and you still find yourself hiding from the mosquitoes, you can call a pest control company like Bug Busters Inc to come out and help.