Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
If your yard is full of mosquitoes, you might be leery of spending time outside with your family or completing yard work. Mosquitoes are a nuisance, and they can be very difficult to get rid of. If you want to eliminate, or at least reduce, the mosquito population in your yard, a pest control company is likely to tell you to work on eliminating any standing water you may have in your yard.
Why Standing Water Matters
In order for mosquitoes to reproduce, they need water, because most mosquitoes lay their eggs in water. There are also mosquitoes that lay eggs in soil, but water tends to be the more popular option with mosquitoes. Mosquitoes do not care where the water is or what type it is. In other words, any water will do.
When mosquitoes find a good water source, they will lay eggs there repeatedly, and this will grow the population of mosquitoes in that particular area. This can include water found in ditches, ponds, and lakes, but it can also include water found in old buckets, clogged gutters, or flower pots.
How to Eliminate Standing Water
It might be impossible to eliminate all sources of standing water in your yard, especially if you have a pond or ditch on the property, but you might be able to eliminate some of the sources. If you want to do this, just take a walk around your property. Are there old tires laying around that contain water? If so, empty them and get rid of them so they cannot collect water. Do you have any buckets, pots, or containers that are collecting water? If you do, you will need to dump them out and get rid of them.
You should also look for areas of your yard that seem to collect water. If there is a low spot in your yard, for example, you may want to fill it in with soil so that the water does not collect in that spot. By taking this step, you will reduce the number of mosquitoes on your yard; however, you may still need to take some additional steps to get rid of the mosquito population in your yard.
If you need additional help after removing the standing water supplies in your yard, contact a pest control company. They can offer tips for you and can perform services that will help you get rid of the mosquitoes you have in your yard.