Avoiding Mosquito Infestations In Wilmington

Mosquito biting a human finger

It might feel impossible to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, and it is if you rely on store-bought products and DIY methods to try and prevent mosquitoes. Doing it yourself will only provide short-term results when it comes to this pest, so if you want to get rid of mosquitoes on your property, you should work with professionals for Wilmington pest control.

For over 80 years, Jay Taylor Exterminating has provided expert pest control services to residents of the area and wants to continue assisting you with your mosquito problem. Please check out the info below to learn about mosquitoes and how you can benefit from working with our team for your pest control needs!

What Causes Mosquito Infestations?

Mosquitoes aren't usually a problem inside, so when we refer to mosquito infestations, we primarily mean in the yard. Two main factors lead mosquitoes to infest your property; standing water and shade. These pests need only a small amount of standing water to breed, while they need shade to hide during the hottest parts of the day.

You could attract mosquitoes to your yard if there is a lot of debris lying around, unfiltered ponds and pools, an overgrown lawn and foliage, and open garbage cans or other containers that can hold water, to name a few.

What Are Ways I Can Prevent A Mosquito Infestation?

To prevent mosquitoes in your yard, you should focus on eliminating breeding sites and shade. So you can keep mosquitoes away by using these tips:

  • Keep up with yard maintenance, such as mowing the lawn, trimming bushes and trees, and clearing organic debris, such as leaves, stumps, and dead trees.
  • Remove other debris like gardening tools, old tires, and unused play sets.
  • Ensure garbage cans have a closed lid to prevent water from getting inside.
  • Change the water in bird baths weekly or remove them altogether.
  • Ensure pools and other water features are filtered and treated.
  • Keep debris from building up in gutters.
  • It can also help to reduce flowering plants on your property as mosquitoes feed on plant nectar for nutrients.

These tips will help make your yard less conducive to mosquitoes, but it may not be enough, as other factors, such as the area you live in, can still draw this pest close. But you can obtain the assistance of professionals for effective mosquito control treatments.

What Are The Health Risks Of Mosquito Infestations?

The diseases spread by mosquitoes in the United States include tularemia, West Nile virus, chikungunya, encephalitis, dengue, and tularemia, with outbreaks of Zika virus and malaria due to travelers.

Not all mosquitoes carry diseases, and only female mosquitoes bite, so it's not very common to get sick from a mosquito bite here. Still, no one wants to take that chance or even deal with these annoying pests in their yard. Getting mosquito control in Wilmington is the best way to combat these biting pests.

How Can I Get These Mosquitoes To Get Away From My Property?

Jay Taylor Exterminating can help you get rid of mosquitoes in your yard with our mosquito control offerings. We treat standing water and harborage areas like trees and other foliage. 

For mosquitoes, it's best to continue with monthly recurring services during the spring through fall; however, we also offer one-time treatments for special events.

Please don't waste your efforts trying to eliminate mosquitoes on your own; reach out to our experts at Jay Taylor Exterminating to learn more about how we can assist you with mosquito control and prevention on your Wilmington property.