Four Easy And Effective Mosquito Control Tips For Nassau County, NY Properties

June 07, 2021 - Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are annoying for everyone in Nassau County, NY. Easily recognizable by their small grey bodies, this pest loves to dine on the blood of people, which means itchy welts are in your future, as the weather gets warmer.

Mosquitoes love to hang out where there is plenty of shrubbery and people around. More importantly, they are highly attracted to wet areas. When all three are present on your property, you can expect to have an infestation on your hands.

Are They Dangerous?

Mosquitoes do more than just leave behind an itchy welt you can't help but want to scratch. They also can pose a serious threat to your health. While most of the time, people are fine after being bitten, the fallout when things aren't fine cannot be ignored.

Mosquitoes carry numerous bacteria and pathogens and can transmit them easily through their habit of biting. This, in turn, leads to illnesses like the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and Dengue fever for those residing in the United States. In other countries, illnesses like malaria or yellow fever are more common.

It's important to keep in mind that these illnesses don't have standardized treatment because they affect people differently from person to person. That's why it's important to seek medical attention quickly if you're experiencing symptoms and have recent bites on your body.

Lower The Attractiveness Of Your Property

Most people only focus on how attractive they are to mosquitoes and forget to consider the attractiveness of their property. This is a mistake that's easily rectified by implementing the four tips we have below:

  1. Eliminate Standing Water: If there's one tip to make use of, it's this one. Mosquitoes need water. That's why puddles, active birdbaths, clogged gutters, and other sources of standing water are so attractive to them. Remove them and you're already halfway to a mosquito-free property.
  2. Mosquito-Repelling Plants: Mosquitoes tend to like plants, some repel them to an extent. While not a miracle worker, you can control the mosquito population a little by planting these types of plants on your property. This tip is best used in conjunction with the next tip.
  3. Landscaping: More important than planting special plants is controlling your overall landscaping. If you let everything grow out of control, your would-be jungle will equal a haven for mosquitoes. Mow, trim, and prune your way to a controlled lawn and you'll be much closer to fewer mosquitoes.
  4. Foggers And Sprays: This should not be done via DIY (do it yourself). Instead, get professional assistance to fog or spray the property if your property seems especially attractive to mosquitoes. This is extremely helpful for those who have ponds or other sources of water on their property.

Mosquito Control With EM Pest Control

It's a fact that no one wants mosquitoes on their property. Our team also knows that dangerous chemicals are just as harmful as good and may not be the answer. That's why we at EM Pest Control offer a full range of environmentally friendly and conventional pest control services designed to eliminate the mosquitoes without threatening the safety of you, your loved ones, or your pets.

With our Integrated Home Pest Management approach, we have the training, knowledge, and resources needed to ensure the mosquitoes and other pests are eliminated today and don't have the opportunity to return for true peace of mind. Are you in need of mosquito control services? Then give our team at EM Pest Control Services a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional mosquito control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.

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