April 10, 2019
Mosquitoes are a part of life here in Richmond, there is no way around it, and given the right conditions, your home could be their next feeding ground. This could mean outdoor gatherings with more swatting than snacking, lawn mowing while being eaten alive, and all around too much-unneeded stress. Keeping in mind the disease threats mosquitoes pose, there has never been a better time than now to start thinking about preventative measures.
The Dangers Of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are mainly known for the way they bite people and draw blood. Another known fact is that mosquitoes are a big threat in other countries such as South America and Africa. What you may not know is that they are a threat here in America as well.
Mosquitoes have the ability to not only suck blood but also to pick up and transmit diseases while doing so. If you are bitten by a mosquito that fed on a sick person earlier in the day, you could become sick as well. Some illnesses mosquitoes can carry include.
West Nile Virus
These are just a few reasons to not want mosquitoes buzzing around your property. Here are some ways you can keep them away.
The best way to reduce the mosquito population on your property is to reduce their breeding sites. When laying their eggs, female mosquitoes will look for any area of stagnant water to do so. Eliminating these areas is the first step to keeping mosquitoes away. In addition, mosquitoes are terrible fliers. If you have a roofed porch, consider installing fans. Even a gentle breeze is enough to prevent mosquitoes from landing and biting.
The Best Prevention Tip
At the end of the day, treating mosquitoes on your property using breeding ground elimination will only go so far. All it takes is one neighbor unknowingly allowing mosquitoes to breed on their property, and you will have mosquitoes regardless of what you do to yours.
This is where professional mosquito prevention through Modern comes in. When there is little you can do about pests, you can be sure we have a solution that will work for you. Here at Modern, we have plans designed to keep your property protected against mosquitoes year-round. So if you are looking to keep your outdoor gatherings and activities as close to mosquito-free as possible, give us a call today. We would be happy to discuss our plans with you and find one the suits your needs.