The time has come to be prepared for the 2019 mosquito season in Texas. Mosquitoes can become active as early as February in some areas. Do you really want to be battling a multitude of mosquitoes every time you use your backyard for picnics, barbeques, sports activities, parties, events, or to just try to relax in the great outdoors? Probably not. Mosquitoes are annoying, cause itchy bites, and can transmit West Nile virus and the Zika virus. It would be far better to reduce the risk of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses this season so that you can rest easy this summer.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
Here’s how to prepare your yard and lawn to start reducing the population of mosquitoes in your own backyard right now by cutting back on moisture and standing water on your property:
- Keep your grass cut short.
- Keep trees, bushes, and other vegetation trimmed back on a regular basis.
- Use crushed rock instead of mulch around flowers and garden beds.
- Empty kiddie pools, birdbaths, watering cans, buckets, and pails every day.
- Gather up toys, tools, tarps, and other items that collect rainwater.
- Create a drainage line to effectively drain puddles.
- Fix leaky fixtures, hoses, and faucets immediately.
- Keep rain gutters free from clogs.
- Direct rainwater away from your foundation.
- Plant lemongrass, catnip, lavender, basil, citronella, and marigolds near-by.
Even after all of these early prevention tips have been implemented, you may still find yourself dealing with too many mosquitoes, especially once the season is in full swing. Don’t worry, there is help right around the corner! The professionals at Innovative Pest Control offer effective solutions to drastically reduce the population of mosquitoes on your property. Our experienced technicians eliminate breeding areas and kill off live mosquitoes. Our seasonal mosquito treatments run from April through September when mosquitoes are out in full force. This is great news! If you enlist in our mosquito service, you can get back out and enjoy time outdoors again.
Schedule Mosquito Control Treatments Today
If you are just interested in a one-time event treatment, we can do that. We will inspect the area and target specific areas so that the guests at your event are not having to deal with annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes. They can enjoy the event without swatting at, getting bitten by, or having to flee from the mosquitoes. Call our professionals at Innovative Pest Control today to find out more about how we can help lessen your risk of disease-spreading mosquitoes for the 2019 season.