Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Of course, that’s little comfort if you’re one of the individuals, who – for reasons science still can’t explain – gets more mosquito bites than other people. To stop mosquitos from taking over your yard, follow the tips below to eliminate breeding sites, and contact Nature’s Way Pest Control to schedule a mosquito pesticide application.
We use natural pesticide treatments to drastically reduce the population of mosquitos on your property, and protect you and your family from mosquito-borne illnesses. Our mosquito control services are available in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Plattsburgh, New York, as well as parts of Vermont, including Killington, Manchester, Rutland and Burlington.
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites
Our mosquito control program targets adult mosquitoes that hang out in shady spots in the woods that surround your home. Usually they will be found under leaves on trees and bushes, or under leaves on the forest floor.
Prior to the application of our mosquito pesticide treatment, we recommend that you eliminate as many breeding sites as possible.
- Clean Your Gutters. Not only does standing water attract mosquitoes, but it will become a breeding ground for lots of insects. Not to mention all the other issues that clogged gutters cause, right down to rotting away the wood on your home. Gutter inserts are available to avoid the constant cleaning.
- Eliminate Standing Water. Walk around your property and look for any stagnant water. Flip over the wheelbarrow, and clean bird baths regularly. If you have ornamental ponds, you can use minnows to eat the larva. Gold fish offer little, if any, control.
- Clean up Leaves. Clean up fallen leaves, even on the forest floor. Obviously you can’t clean up the entire forest, but at least the first 5-10 feet. This will reduce the number of mosquitoes, as well as other insects, on your property.
To schedule learn more about our mosquito control programs in New York and Vermont, schedule a free inspection.