Don’t Wait Until Summer to Fight Mosquitoes in Maryland and Virginia

Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying pests, they’re also the most deadly animal on the planet!

While you might think of them as only being around in the summer and hot temperatures, there are still things you can do while it’s cold to prevent the mosquito population from rising when the temperature does as well.

If you live in Maryland or Virginia, don’t wait until summer to fight mosquitoes. Here’s how to get a head start on battling those pests now!

Remove Anything That Can Collect Standing Water

It’s known that mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in standing water. To prevent mosquitoes from proliferating on your property, you need to do a thorough check and remove anything that could collect water and provide mosquitoes with a breeding area.

This includes anything that snow could collect and melt in. So bring in those empty planters, because once warmer weather comes, you can bet mosquitoes will swarm them.

Clean out Your Gutters

It’s a good idea to clean out your gutters regularly since any leaves or debris that collects up there can cause problems. For instance, it can cause water to back up and spill out in other places. And the leaves and debris may get so waterlogged that your gutter breaks off.

Another problem you may have is water will pool when there’s a clog. This will provide stagnant water that mosquitoes are attracted to.

Do Some Landscaping

Once your bushes are dormant, have your landscaper come out to trim them. Or you can tackle this task on your own.

The goal is to prune it properly so it allows sunlight to shine through when the rains are gone and the sun comes out. You’ll get some natural help in drying out the topsoil from the sun.

Why is this important in the fight against mosquitoes? Because mosquitoes love to gather in the moist soil to keep them alive and away from the hot sun. Take that away from them, and they won’t find your property as appealing anymore.

Enlist Help From the Pros

If you want an eco-friendly way to get rid of mosquitoes without harming beneficial pollinators, then you’ll want to consult with an expert pest control company.

We at Planet Friendly Pest Control believe that you shouldn’t use adulticide treatments unless absolutely necessary and in the right circumstances. Instead, we focus on prevention to fight mosquitoes.

If you’re having trouble mosquito-proofing your home, or don’t feel confident in your efforts, always feel free to ask a professional for their advice.

Keep Mosquitoes Away, All Year Long

With the above tips, you’ll be able to keep mosquitoes away from your home in Maryland or Virginia, all year long. With the assistance of a professional pest company, you’ll be able to keep your household nice and safe, no matter what time of the year it is.

Are you ready to take the next step in mosquito control? Then get in touch with us now for some professional help!

If you live in Southern Maryland, or Northern Virginia and need help please call us now or visit our website here.