The Most Effective Way To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Warren Home
August 28, 2022 - Mosquitoes
We all like to enjoy a summer's day breeze in the backyard while sipping on a cold glass of iced tea. Many of us relish the therapeutic and rewarding time working in the garden. However, an enjoyable evening can quickly turn into a nightmare when the mosquitos arrive.
If mosquitos are ruining your summer evenings, now is the time to secure the best pest control in Warren, Maple Lane Pest Control. Our team will tackle and stop the mosquito problem at your Warren home.
The Life Cycle Of Mosquito
A mosquito's life begins when deposited as an egg in a high moisture area. The egg is deposited on the water's surface or near the waterline in natural or manufactured containers. Depending on the species, water temperature, and food, the eggs hatch between 16 hours and two months. When the eggs hatch, larvae emerge and begin eating particles in the water from plants, animals, and organic residue. The body of these worm-like, legless creatures goes through three molt periods in about one week before pupating.
Upon the fourth molt, the larvae enter the pupal stage. During this stage of development, the pupa develops a pupal case, does not feed, and lays on the water surface unless it is disturbed. When the water the pupa is floating on is agitated, the pupa descends the water column in a tumbling motion and then returns to the surface.
After up to a week in the pupal case, when the water is still, the pupa forces the pupal case to split and begins to escape. The emerging adult floats on the case in the stagnant water until its wings can stiffen and dry. Once its wings harden, the adult mosquito will fly away, searching for a mate and food.
Dangerous Diseases Mosquito Bites Are Known To Spread
There are about 3,000 different species of mosquitos worldwide and roughly 60 species of mosquitos in Michigan. Mosquitos are dangerous because many of the species transfer disease. Estimates from some scientists argue that up to 700 million people worldwide contract malaria annually from mosquitos. Although malaria in Michigan is extremely rare, many of the species in Michigan are known transmitters of other diseases
While most people only experience a little bothersome bump from a bite, in the United States, diseases you can get from mosquitoes include:
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- Dengue Fever
Mosquitos in Michigan are vectors not only of these diseases but also transmit variations of the following encephalitis virus carried by mosquitoes:
- St. Louis Encephalitis
- California Group Of Encephalitis
The best way to get rid of mosquitos on your Warren property begins by contacting the licensed professionals at Maple Lane Pest Control. It is crucial to take preventative measures to avoid becoming infected by these diseases from mosquito bites.
Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Home
Since mosquitos need an area of high moisture to enable the maturing of the eggs, prevention of mosquitos involves removing areas of stagnant water. To rid the yard of mosquitoes, remove the following items which capture and retain moisture, thus providing breeding grounds for mosquitos:
- Pool Covers
- Empty Tires
- Baby Pools
- Bird Baths
- Plant Saucers
- Children's Playsets
- Leaf Piles
Areas near your home which can be breeding locations include:
- Retention Ponds
- Large Puddles
- Drainage Ditches
The main factor which lures mosquitos to your home is standing water. If you want to control the mosquito population around your home, you need to drain and maintain these locations.
The Secret To Successful Mosquito Control For Your Home
Most mosquitos travel about 100 to 200 yards from their spawning grounds, so drainage of standing water from within this perimeter is key to mosquito control. In places where water is an integral part, such as bird baths and swimming pools, change and treat the water frequently and, if possible, keep the water circulating.
Complete mosquito control requires the services of licensed pest control specialists like our team at Maple Lane Pest Control. We use environmentally safe and effective treatments that destroy adult mosquitos and their eggs, larvae, and pupa. Contact us and let us end the mosquito nuisance on your Warren property.