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Professional Advice On Mosquito Control For Your Dallas Home

June 17, 2020 - Mosquitoes

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Let’s face it: if you haven’t been bitten by a mosquito yet, odds are you’re going to get your first bite within the next few weeks, regardless of the weather.

Mosquitoes seem to be just about everywhere, especially in the southern states, where mild winters, frequent rainfall, and high humidity help produce millions of pests every year. Many homeowners are content to let nature take its course, and they simply ignore the mosquito populations brewing around their Dallas lawns and patios. But mosquitoes aren’t just annoying whiny insects with a penchant for warm blood. They are genuine health concerns that can spread dangerous diseases. Many pest experts believe that the humble mosquito is the deadliest animal found on Planet Earth. There are dozens of diseases spread by mosquito bites each year, but only a fraction of these are common in the United States. These illnesses are often serious in nature and may lead to chronic or lifelong health concerns. A short list of mosquito-borne diseases found in the Dallas area include:

  • West Nile virus 

  • Dengue 

  • Chikungunya 

  • Yellow fever 

  • Encephalitis 

  • Tularemia 

  • Outbreaks of Zika virus or malaria due to traveling in exotic locations outside of the United States

The itchy results of a mosquito bite are a far more sinister affair than what many people care to believe. To prepare accordingly for the summer active season, homeowners should treat their yards for infestation at the earliest signs of spring.

Factors That Attract Mosquitoes And Ways To Reduce Dallas Pest Populations

There are many factors that attract mosquitoes on both residential and commercial lawns, several of which are manually controllable. The most important of these factors are:

  • Food (human blood) 

  • Water (standing water or air moisture) 

  • Shelter (shady spaces)

By putting in some extra time and effort, homeowners can experience fewer mosquitoes.

  • Wear long-sleeved clothing while in areas that contain a high volume of mosquitoes, using insect spray on areas that may be open to bites. Take care not to wear clothing that is too tight, since mosquitoes have been known to bite through thin clothing that is pressed close to the skin. 

  • Remove standing water from the lawn, filling puddles with topsoil, and draining bird baths, etc. 

  • Dense greenery should be cut back, especially away from the sides of the home. Mosquitoes prefer shady spaces over arid, open lawns, and will generally avoid harsh sunlight. 

  • Certain plants will attract or repel mosquitoes according to their species. Some vegetation, especially marigolds, lemon balms, garlic, and basil, may help to reduce smaller populations. However, these DIY methods will not exterminate large populations of mosquitoes.

While the factors of food, water, and shelter can be reduced around residential lawns, their absence alone may not dissuade large populations from vacating the premises. To get a better handle on your mosquito populations, schedule a comprehensive home inspection through the mosquito experts at Addison Green Lawn today.

How Professional Assistance From Addison Green Lawn Revolutionizes Your Mosquito Protection

Reducing external factors helps to mitigate mosquito-borne illnesses, but home remedies never have the same impact on mosquitoes that commercial assistance does. Professional mosquito assistance from Addison Green Lawn will be the most effective action you can take in keeping your family safe and keeping your home mosquito-free.

To learn more about Addison Green Lawn and the mosquito abatement plans we offer to our Dallas residents, reach out to our main office branch right away. We’re looking forward to serving you with excellence, diligence, and innovation.

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