Mosquitoes are very common pests that live all over the world. Sometimes, that world can include your living room. While they are mere annoyances most of the time, mosquitoes can also be very dangerous to your health, as they have been responsible for numerous epidemics and outbreaks throughout history. As with any other pest infestation, mosquitoes should be taken seriously and dealt with quickly.
Here are some things you can do to keep mosquitoes outside of your home:
1. Get Rid of Standing Water
After collecting a blood sample, female mosquitoes lay eggs on or near water. These locations can include:
- Containers that hold water
In the home, these wet places that attract mosquitoes can include:
- dog bowls
- kiddie pools
However, even a leak under your kitchen sink can be enough to attract one of these insects, so it’s essential to be vigilant about where water might be in your home. Make sure standing water is handled quickly and cleaned up before these critters have a chance to camp out.
2. Repair Windows and Screens
One of the easiest ways for pests to enter your home is through holes or cracks in your windows, doors, and foundation. Looking for any potential entrances and blocking them off can keep mosquitoes and other pests out. You can put up a mesh screen on your door or window to accomplish this.
3. Check Your Closet
Although many mosquitoes seek out damp areas as habitats, others like dark, shady areas. Several places in your home could be a target, such as:
- Crawl spaces
While it’s good to pay special attention to wet or damp areas, take note of any place where a mosquito could settle down.
4. Turn on a Fan or the AC
Although mosquitoes are versatile insects in other ways, they struggle to withstand wind and breeze. Using a fan or turning on the air conditioning can not only cool you off during the hot summer months, but it is also an easy way to repel mosquitoes and drive them away from your space.
5. Call an Exterminator
Although mosquitoes might not seem to have much longevity, female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time and can survive in the house for three weeks. It’s important to act quickly if you suspect that you might have a mosquito nest in your home. An exterminator from National Exterminating can evaluate your house and provide unique solutions to your pest problems. We work hard to exceed expectations with every customer we meet, and we want to provide you with the best pest control possible.
At National Exterminating, we will know how to help if you get rid of mosquitoes in your home. Call us: 478-922-1410