Mosquito treatment isn’t usually a single step process, but typically includes the following steps:
The initial step is to find the mosquitoes breeding in your area. Mosquitoes come out at night and lay their eggs in dark, warm places like under rocks and wood, in and around water sources, and even around plants and other vegetation. In areas where you may be seeing lots of mosquitoes during the day, you can expect to see them during nighttime, so it’s always best to check the area where you’re going to be sleeping for mosquitoes first before actually going ahead and treating it. Once you find them, you need to locate the breeding grounds of the mosquitoes you’re looking for and kill them.
Once you’ve found them, you’ll have to carefully eliminate the mosquitoes that you find using mosquito repellent or some other mosquito control product. You’ll want to make sure that you don’t have any of the mosquitoes near anything you eat, as they could carry food borne diseases such as hepatitis or the dreaded “mosquito bite.” This will prevent you from getting bitten again.
It’s best to treat the mosquitoes in the area with insecticides instead of insecticides that are sprayed around the home. Mosquito sprays are generally very potent and pose a very real risk to human health, especially those people who are allergic to certain insecticides. When selecting an insecticide, it’s a good idea to look for one that contains at least 40% aluminum chloride.
The second step of the mosquito control product is to kill off the eggs and larvae of mosquitoes that have hatched in the area. This step is often best performed by a professional pest exterminator because it’s not very difficult to perform. It’s also usually done with an insecticide spray, which can be applied by hand if you’re not experienced using it.
After these two steps are done, you’re ready to begin mosquito control. Depending on how active the mosquitoes are, it might take a few weeks to a few months before you start seeing results. A common mosquito control product called Diatomaceous Earth, sometimes referred to as D.E., is used to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding. This product is available from many different sources and is highly recommended by professionals.
These are the two most common mosquito control products that you might consider applying to your yard, but there are some other insecticides that you might consider trying. There are plenty of great options available to you, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding one that will work for your needs.
By following the basic steps that are mentioned above, you can effectively keep mosquitoes from ruining your yard in a very short amount of time. Take some time and look around your house for some of the more unique ways that you can treat your yard.