Getting Ready For The Peak Of Mosquito Season In Lewisville
February 24, 2020
Buzz. Buzz. It may feel like winter has just ended, but it’s already time to get in gear and protect your home from summer pests. In Texas, mosquitoes can cause problems almost year-round. As we head into spring, now is the time to protect your house from mosquitoes by creating a protection plan.
Mosquito Season: When Is It And How Long Does It Last?
When exactly is mosquito season? Because Lewisville has warm weather most of the year, mosquitoes can survive much longer. They’re most active between March and October. That’s right, you might be battling mosquitoes for eight months out of the year.
In fact, mosquitoes can be considered a year-round pest. If the weather doesn’t drop in October, they can stick around even longer, and if the weather warms up in February, you might start seeing mosquitoes then.
Even if you aren’t seeing a lot of mosquitoes yet, you need to start taking preventative measures. During the spring, mosquitoes will look for standing water where they can lay their eggs. This month, you need to make sure your yard isn’t a mosquito-breeding ground.
Preparing To Fight Back Against Mosquitoes
When it comes to mosquitoes, prevention is the best approach. But what are some ways to prevent mosquitoes? Mosquitoes are attracted to moisture, and, as we mentioned before, they look for standing water where they can lay their eggs.
This means that a good first step in mosquito prevention is to get rid of any standing water in or near your yard. This could mean regularly cleaning a pond or fountain, but it can also mean making sure you don’t have buckets full of rainwater or small puddles in the yard.
If you live near a body of water, such as a river, pond, or lake, call Adams Exterminating Company for help with mosquito control. We can treat your yard and help you create a plan for making your home less attractive to mosquitoes.
Protecting Yourself And Your Friends And Family From Mosquitoes
Unfortunately, mosquitoes can travel some distance. Even if you’ve taken all the necessary steps to keep them from breeding in your yard, you’re still likely to run into some throughout the summer. Almost anyone in Texas has asked at some point: why do mosquitoes bite me so much?
Female mosquitoes bite because they need a blood meal in order to breed. They may be attracted to carbon dioxide and may be drawn to sweat. Mosquitoes may also be more attracted to darker colors, like black and navy.
To keep from being bitten by mosquitoes this summer, start by wearing light colors. If you know you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors, use bug repellent to keep mosquitoes away. Not only are mosquito bites itchy and uncomfortable, but they can also be dangerous.
Mosquitoes carry diseases such as West Nile virus, Zika, and malaria. The more mosquito encounters you have, the more risk you face of getting sick because of a bite.
Instead of taking this risk, let Adams Exterminating Company provide seasonal mosquito care. We’ll come by regularly from March to October to treat your yard and keep mosquitoes far from your home. Like we said earlier, it’s easier to keep mosquitoes out of your yard than to get them out of your yard. Let us protect your house year-round.