The Best Way To Protect Your Tulsa Property From Mosquitoes
June 15, 2021
Mosquitoes aren’t easy to get rid of on your own. You might spend hours of time and hundreds of dollars trying to defend your property from these disease-carrying, blood-drinking insects, but no matter what you do, the mosquitoes keep coming back. And when you have mosquitoes on your property, it can be impossible to enjoy your time outside. So, what’s the best way to protect your Tulsa property from mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are some of the most common pests in the world. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica and are represented by more than three thousand species in total. Mosquitoes feed on blood and require still water to breed and raise their young.
Though most of us consider these flying bugs a simple nuisance that inflicts an itchy bite, mosquitoes are considered to be the deadliest animal on the planet. Every year, an estimated one million people die from mosquito-borne illnesses like malaria, EEE, and West Nile virus.
Should You Try To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes By Yourself?
You can’t stop every mosquito from flying on to your property. But you can actually take some proactive steps to protect your property. In fact, there are several important factors that you can control to reduce the mosquito population:
Drain standing water: Check for any buckets, basins, or birdbaths that are collecting water and dump them out. If possible, try draining any large puddles or swampy areas.
Natural pest control: There is evidence to suggest that introducing mosquito-eating fish to ponds on your property can reduce the mosquito population. Building bat houses is another way to attract the predators that naturally feed on mosquitoes.
Trim hedges: Mosquitoes like to rest in cool, dark areas when they aren’t swarming around ponds and swamps. Trimming overgrown shrubs, bushes, and other vegetation gives mosquitoes fewer places to hide and hang out on your property.
There are also some methods of do-it-yourself mosquito control that aren’t so effective:
Bug zappers: While the sound of zapped bugs might be encouraging, bug zappers are more likely to kill off other flying insects than mosquitoes.
Candles and torches: It’s true that mosquitoes hate citronella, the active ingredient in many mosquito repellent candles and torches. But unfortunately, these products only work in a small area and can be neutralized by a light breeze.
How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes For Good
The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is with help from the experts at Montgomery Exterminating. When you choose our mosquito control services, you can trust that your mosquito problem is a thing of the past. First, we’ll perform a thorough inspection of your property and identify the areas where mosquitoes breed and gather. Our trained technicians will treat the shrubs and bushes on your property where mosquitoes hide as well as any mosquito breeding grounds. We can’t promise to stop mosquitoes from flying on to your property, but we can promise to reduce and control the population of these dangerous pests so you can enjoy your time outdoors once again.
We offer both recurring seasonal mosquito control treatments for your property as well as one-time mosquito treatments for outdoor events like birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. You can also choose to bundle your mosquito services with Montgomery Exterminating's Outdoor Living Program, which offers protection from all sorts of common outdoor pests from mosquitoes to ticks and spiders.
If you’re experiencing mosquito troubles in Tulsa, don’t try to tackle the problem on your own. Trust the experts at Montgomery Exterminating and you can get back to your backyard. Contact us today for your free estimate.