How Denton Residents Can Fight Back Against Summer Mosquitoes

May 7, 2019


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As we reach the end of spring and start looking forward to summer, many Denton residents are breaking out the sunscreen and pool noodles. However, with summer just a few weeks away, summer pests are already getting a head start on their irritating activities. Mosquitoes are frustrating little pests that feed on the blood of humans to lay their eggs. (Only female mosquitoes bite humans.) But there are things other than people that draw mosquitoes to properties:

  • High humidity. Properties with more vegetation and foliage often hold moisture much longer than properties without these things.

  • Sources of standing water. Mosquitoes depend on standing water sources to breed and lay their eggs. Lakes and ponds are often popular mosquito-breeding sites, but female mosquitoes will even lay their eggs in a puddle that can fit in your palm.

  • Human activity. Mosquitoes are attracted to movement, body heat, and the carbon dioxide we exhale. For mosquitoes, these are the signs of a potential blood meal, which means properties with more human activity may also have higher mosquito activity.

No Denton homeowner wants mosquitoes populating their property, just as much as nobody wants the misfortune of being bitten by a mosquito. The unpleasant itchy welts are enough of an irritation as it is, but with the threat of contracting a dangerous disease, a mosquito bite becomes much more of a problem. Fortunately, there are a few exclusionary methods you can use to help reduce the population of mosquitoes breeding and laying eggs on your property.

  • Remove sources of still or standing water, including kiddie pools, clogged gutters, buckets, and rainwater collected in other areas.

  • Wear bug repellant when you go outdoors to discourage mosquitoes from biting you.

  • Trim thick brush, foliage, and vegetation away from the exterior of your home. Large tree branches, tall grass, bushes, and weeds all help moisture stay on the ground.

While these preventative measures can help, they are no replacement for professional mosquito control in Denton. The best way to remove and repel mosquitoes from your property is by contacting a licensed professional from Adams Exterminating Company. Our certified pest technicians will locate and target treatment on the areas with the most mosquito activity, which will effectively eliminate any existing mosquitoes and keep others away in the future. If you’d like quality mosquito control, reach out to Adams Exterminating Company today!

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