How To Protect Your Auburn Property Before Mosquitoes Bite

April 7, 2021

Mosquito season is quickly approaching. These blood-sucking creeps are on their way to find their next meal, and now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones. Don’t worry though, we have some proven tips that will help you get ahead of the swarms and a fantastic mosquito and tick prevention program that will get rid of them for good so you can enjoy your yard without the looming threat of mosquito bites.

mosquito on a plant

What is a Mosquito?

Mosquitos are tiny fly-like pests that live outside. They have a long proboscis used for drinking plant nectar and blood. When they bite, they leave behind swollen whelts that irritate their victims. Not only are they annoying, but they are carriers of disease that can get passed on to humans and animals. West Nile virus, dengue, encephalitis, and chikungunya are all common and dangerous diseases spread to humans via mosquito bites. They are also carriers of parasites like heartworm, which can be deadly to cats and dogs if left untreated. Because of the potential for deadly consequences, it is imperative to protect yourself and your loved ones by reducing the mosquito population on your property.

DIY Mosquito Control: What Works And What Is A Waste Of Time

There are several things you can do yourself to keep the mosquito population at bay. The most effective techniques are simple:

  • Remove standing water from your property. Shake off tarps and store containers that could collect water upside down. If you have a pool or man-made pond on your property, be sure that the water has proper circulation or fish to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs. Be sure that your drainage system works properly. Keep your gutters and drainage ditches clear of buildup and make sure the water is draining away from your yard.

  • Keep your grass short and your hedges trimmed. Avoid over-watering your lawn and gardens.

  • Keep screens on any open windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Inspect them for holes regularly.

Following these tips will prevent these bloodsuckers from taking over your BBQ and chasing your guests off. There are some candles, torches, and sprays marketed toward homeowners meant to deter the swarms, but they are not very effective. If you have tried all the above suggestions and you’re not seeing improvement, or it just isn’t enough, we can help you get a handle on the situation with our mosquito control program.

How Prewett’s Mosquito Control Program Can Help You

Our Mosquito & Tick Protection Plan is exactly what you’re looking for. We offer year-round mosquito and tick prevention for your Auburn home. After the initial visit, our technicians will assess and then apply the proper treatments to the exterior of your home and will return regularly to keep the mosquitoes away. We offer all of this at an affordable monthly cost! You will have the freedom to enjoy your backyard again without the pesky bites of these bloodsucking beasts. 

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