By now, you should be able to gauge if the mosquito abatement program is working or not simply by how long you can stand in your yard before being bitten. Mosquitoes are another type of fly and we are all well aware of the disease that mosquitoes can transmit to humans – malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever.
There is not too much you can beyond complaining to your local government if their mosquito abatement program is not working. You can make sure that your yard is free of standing water, even in small quantities. You might even consider planting some plants that tend to repel mosquitoes. You can also talk with our team about a mosquito misting program and whether or not one of those systems would be affective in your yard.
When it comes to controlling mosquitoes it really is a community effort. Not only does the community drive local government but they can also make a huge difference in the size of the general mosquito population. They can do this by making sure the public works projects address standing water and ponds, and by making sure that yards are free of standing water. Mosquitoes only require that the ground be moist so even a soggy spot in the yard can harbor mosquito larva. A female mosquito will lay egg in very small quantities of water such as the rain water in an old tire, or the water in a discarded soda bottle.
Mosquito Control at Home
One of the best way to control mosquitoes at home is with a fogging system. These, when professionally installed and maintain offer a safe and effective way to control mosquitoes. These systems use pesticides, so it is important that they function properly.
For more information about controlling mosquitoes around your home or business, reach out to our staff. We offer professional and comprehensive pest control services throughout the greater Austin area.
Do you need pest control? Don't wait. Call Robert's Pest Control now at (512) 444-0132.