The warmer the weather is outside the more activity you will see when it comes to certain pests. There are some that thrive in the hot and humid temperatures and one of them happens to be mosquitoes. They are a pest that most people want to avoid for many good reasons. They have been known to not only carry disease but also pass them along to people. These diseases can be West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and even Zika Virus. Most people want to avoid even the possibility that they could come in contact with a mosquito. That means that during this particular time of year it is a good idea to have a plan. There are things that you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your home and your family. If you are not careful about keeping them away you could be at risk. A-Tex Pest Management has what you can do to keep mosquitoes out of your home and away from your family.
Home Sealing to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your House
You want to start by making sure that mosquitoes are not in your house. This is the best way to protect your family from the potential risk of being bitten. They will come to your house if you allow them access. It is a good idea to look at the screens that are around your windows. They should be fitted tightly and not have any gaps around the edges or on the screen at all. The mosquito is quite small and can fit in a very small area. If your screens are damaged you want to make sure that they are sealed and replaced. You also want to keep an eye out for gaps in the seals around the doors and the windows. The light coming from in the house is enough to invite mosquitoes in to see what they can find.
Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Patio & Yard
Of course, the first and most important way to keep mosquitoes away from your house is to reduce what they are after. You will likely find them around standing water. This does not have to be a large pool or lake. It can be as little as a leak in your hose that has created a small puddle in the yard or a container that hasn’t drained after rain. You want to do what you can to keep any standing water away from your house. You should drain any birdbaths or other fountains that do not have to move and circulating water. You also want to use professional pest control services to help keep them at bay so you can enjoy your outdoor experience.
Mosquito Fogging Control Systems & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
If you work with a company that offers mosquito control they will have a specialized system. A-Tex Pest Management uses an effective fogging system that helps to create a barrier around your yard and home. It works as a wall that mosquitoes will want to avoid and in turn keep off your property. These systems are a great way to keep your home safe from the outdoors and in turn not letting them get inside either. We can come out to you to set up and maintain a system before mosquitoes take over the yard. Call us today to meet with one of our professionals.