Summer is the time when we enjoy and go out for a vacation. The summer brings the perfect weather for spending time outside, whether hosting a cookout, playing games in the yard with the family, or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun. Unfortunately, mosquitoes love summers too.
Summer is the perfect time to multiply for mosquitoes. But, have you ever thought that why some properties are laden with mosquitoes and others are not?
Let’s find out the things that attract mosquitoes:
Water, Nectar, and Blood:
Adult mosquitoes feast on nectar and blood for their meal. Water provides hydration and a hospitable area for mosquito breeding.
Mosquitoes are attracted to properties with an abundance of water and flowers. The little buggers favor luring around plants as the water gets collected in troughs. Any property that can hold water will attract mosquitoes. Water in any container from birdbaths to clogged gutters and beyond will attract mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes look for sheltered and cool spaces:
Mosquitoes are affected by the depletion of the ozone layer, just like humans. Planet Earth is becoming excessively hot. They are in search of a place that is safe, cool, and out of direct sunlight. Mosquitoes are likely to gather in areas shielded from the sun during the blazing hot afternoon. Your property will have more mosquitoes if your yard has tall trees, weeds, and bushes.
Mosquitoes attracted to specific scents:
Mosquitoes attract by perfumes, air fresheners, deodorants, and other odors. Mosquitoes love floral scents.
It means if your property is laden with lovely-smelling flowers will attract a steady stream of mosquitoes. It does not mean that you should remove all the lovely flowers from your property. One must be selective in choosing flowers for your backyard. Select flowers or greenery that does not have a strong fragrance which will ultimately reduce the terrorizing mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes breed or lay eggs on standing water. Rain creates pools of standing water-attracting hordes of mosquito presence after rainstorms. These creatures give a breeding cycle at the new standing pond of water, causing long-term problems. Be sure to clear all the plant pots, gutters, sandboxes, or even dog bowls outside. Do not make standing water a mosquito hangout place.
Tall grass and vegetation:
Mosquitoes love to be in shady and cool places. Tall grass and vegetation provide options for the mosquitoes to breed, inviting the naughty buggers in flocks. Keep your vegetation trimmed grass mowed to avoid making your lawn a mosquito haven.
It is best to call for pest control services if you have a bug or mosquito problem. Pest control professionals will analyze your pest problem, determine the appropriate solution, and get rid of those buggers once and for all.