If you’ve ever spent a decent amount of time outdoors, chances are you’ve come in contact with a mosquito. They are common during the warm summer months and they’ve been feeding on people for many years.

There are a variety of different species and for the most part, it’s not necessarily dangerous to be around mosquitoes. However, they can carry certain diseases that cause long-term health complications if you’re not careful.

Mosquitoes bite and they live near wet, humid areas so if you have any bodies of water on your property; you’ll likely deal with a mosquito issue. When does that small issue become a more significant problem?

Let’s take a look.

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Why Do You Have a Mosquito Problem?

There are a few different reasons why you might have an abundance of mosquitoes on your property. Here are some of the things you can do right now to help with the problem:

  • Water sources – The main reason why most people have a lot of mosquitoes is that they have too much standing water. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in small bodies of water, so having buckets, tires or birdbaths can attract them.
  • Junk – Unfortunately, having too much stuff on your property is the primary reason why many people have mosquitoes. If you have old cars, drums, or anything where water can pool, this could be the reason for your mosquito issue.
  • Gutters – An often overlooked area that could cause a mosquito issue are gutters. If you haven’t cleaned out your gutters recently, you might want to look there. If there are leaves and other debris in the gutters, this could be an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Your Yard – If all else fails and you feel like you’ve done everything you can, you might need a professional to come and treat your yard for the mosquito problem. Sometimes the ground might be moist enough to attract mosquitoes even if you don’t have any other standing water.

Are Mosquitoes Dangerous?

It’s no secret that mosquitoes are dangerous, but what types of complications can they cause? Mosquitoes carry an assortment of diseases that have ravaged the world for centuries. Here are some of the diseases that could be transferred by a mosquito:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Encephalitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Zika Virus
  • Malaria

Much of the time, you’ll find local alerts on the news if a person gets diagnosed with one of these diseases. If you or a family member get bitten by a mosquito and you start to feel ill, don’t hesitate to get treatment immediately.

Why It’s Important to Eliminate Mosquitoes

Suffering a mosquito bite can mean a lot more than a red itchy bump on your body; it can quickly turn into a deadly disease if they are carrying any of the above diseases. You don’t want to deal with a mosquito infestation for long.

If you find yourself spending less time outside because of the bugs, it might be time to bring in the professionals.

Capelouto Termite & Pest Control Can Help

We specialize in pest control in your yard and home, and we will provide a few different options to help you. Don’t let mosquitoes take control of your life. We’ll identify the possible causes of mosquitoes in your yard and do our best to keep them from coming back. We also provide proper follow-up to keep your property bug free.

Stop waiting, call us today!

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