Does it feel like you and your family get eaten alive by mosquitos every summer? Are you wanting to do something about it but you're not sure what can be done? Although mosquito season ostensibly ends when fall or winter begins, this doesn't mean that you should stop thinking about these pests and start relaxing your guard. Controlling and eliminating mosquitos is often a year-round process. Getting started now is one of the best ways to keep your mosquito levels down next year. Some things that you should be doing to eliminate the problem include the following.
Hire a professional
Mosquitos are experts at remaining unseen during the day. If they weren't, it wouldn't be quite so hard to get rid of them. Fortunately, mosquito control services professionals can help you figure out the most effective methods of getting rid of your mosquitos. While something like spraying can sometimes be effective, this isn't always the case. This is especially true if you live near a lake or one of your neighbors has let their pool go stagnant. Spraying your yard won't get rid of these mosquito breeding grounds and you may need to come up with different methods to make sure that your property is as mosquito-free as possible.
Check your plants
While mosquitos prefer larger bodies of water to breed in, they're not opposed to laying their eggs in something as small as an ordinary glass of water. If you have potted plants that are in decorative non-draining containers or that have water catch trays, this may be enough for mosquitos to lay their eggs in. There may not be a lot of mosquitos that survive under these conditions, but it may still be enough to thwart the efforts of the professionals from the mosquito control services company.
Another big reason not to just spray insecticide indiscriminately is that it will likely kill off some of your biggest allies in this fight: natural predators. There are a number of insects that prey on mosquitos, including some species of otherwise harmless spiders. Praying mantises, dragonflies, and more will all eat mosquitos. While it can be tempting to use a blanket approach to eliminating mosquitos, this will actually thwart your efforts in the long term. Experienced mosquito control services will know how to target the mosquitos and only the mosquitos while leaving potential predators alone to do their thing and to eat as many of these pests as possible.
For more information about mosquito control services, contact a company like Carroll Exterminating Company.