How To Prevent Mosquitoes From Taking Over Your Honolulu Yard
April 15, 2022 - Mosquitoes
It’s hard to find anyone that likes mosquitoes, and for good reason. These insects are one of the most irritating things you can find buzzing around your yard. To make matters worse, mosquitoes thrive in the warm environment of Honolulu nearly year-round.
However, you don’t have to let these pests take over your yard. While a world without mosquitoes isn't possible, a yard without them is. By enlisting the help of Honolulu pest control from Pest Tech Hawaii, you can enjoy the best in mosquito protection and prevention.
Why You Want To Prevent Mosquitoes
Did you know that only female mosquitoes bite people? Did you also know that mosquitoes can transmit some of the worst diseases? With more than 3,000 types of mosquitoes around the world, it makes sense that according to the CDC, over 700 million people are infected with an illness via mosquito bite. A few of these illnesses include:
- Zika virus
- West Nile virus
- Dengue fever
- Yellow fever
These are all qualifying reasons alone to want to learn effective ways to kill mosquitoes. Still, you might not think that this is anything to worry about, and you might even ask yourself what the chances are of you being infected. But when it comes to protecting yourself and your family, safety shouldn’t be a gamble.
Mosquitoes Love Water
One of the most effective ways to kill mosquitoes is to prevent them from breeding around your yard altogether. This can be accomplished by simply removing any standing water in or around your yard. Clearing standing water is one of the more basic ways to get rid of mosquitoes, but it can also be one of the most effective.
If mosquitoes don’t have a place to breed, their numbers will drop. This alone can help turn the tide in your favor against an infestation. Still water can include birdbaths, mudholes, ponds, or leaks around your home, so be sure to walk around your yard regularly to make sure no still water can form.
Effective Mosquito Repellents
There are many DIY ways to get rid of mosquitoes. When it comes to how reliable these DIYs actually are, they can be hit or miss. However, don’t be discouraged when it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes, just check out these tips:
- Plant mint or rosemary as they are natural repellents.
- Wear bright clothing when outside, such as bright white or yellow.
- Buy a mosquito repellent spray or candle for when you’re outside.
- Install screens and mesh netting around doors and windows.
Still, the best way to control mosquitoes around your home is to hire a skilled team. Do-it-yourself tactics are hardly effective enough to make a real dent in a mosquito infestation.
Ongoing Mosquito Control Can Help
In the end, a world without mosquitoes might not be possible, but you can get the next best thing by calling in a professional team. Our talented team at Pest Tech Hawaii can help you create a treatment plan that will tackle mosquitoes and other pests that find their way into your yard. At Pest Tech Hawaii, we leave no job unfinished when it comes to delivering quality services.
Our team has more than 130 years of combined experience that we can put to work for you. We know how to identify the different types of mosquitoes and just what methods will be most effective in eliminating them. When you want the best way to control mosquitoes that have invaded your property, give Pest Tech Hawaii a call today.