How To Make Your Dallas Home Less Attractive To Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes can make outdoor fun a whole lot less fun. Fortunately, there are many ways to address the problem of mosquitoes. How does mosquito pest control in Dallas work to keep mosquitoes away? Let's look at a few natural ways to prevent mosquitoes and then discuss what a licensed pest control provider does to get rid of mosquitoes. If you need help with a mosquito problem and you want immediate service, you can easily reach us through our contact page.

Mosquitoes Love Standing Water

When a mosquito is looking for a place to live, it will be drawn to yards that have standing water. This is because most mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water resources. When you address standing water, you can not only keep mosquitoes away but rid your yard of Dallas mosquitoes. Why does this get rid of mosquitoes? It might seem like the removal of breeding sites will only prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and starting a family near your home, but it also works to destroy any eggs that are currently in your yard. Along with this, adult females that are on your property may have to leave to find suitable places to lay eggs. Do you see how it works?

While not as effective as spraying for mosquitoes in your yard, addressing breeding sites and removing stagnant water containing mosquito eggs can make a big difference. We strongly recommend doing what you can.      

Clean Up Yard Debris

When you roll your sleeves up and look for standing water in your yard, consider damp conditions in your yard as well. Mosquitoes dry out easily. For this reason, they're always looking for areas that are moist. A leaf pile, brush pile, stacked scrap wood, and other organic material can provide hiding places that are ideal for mosquitoes because they tend to capture moisture. If you hope to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, you need to remove these hiding places if you can. 

Avoid Floral Colors And Flowering Weed Problems

What do you think mosquitoes eat? Did you say blood? It makes sense; you know that mosquitoes bite and that they draw blood. While it is true that a female mosquito consumes blood, she doesn't do this for general sustenance. She draws a blood meal to get extra nutrients and protein for creating eggs. Both male and female mosquitoes eat nectar and plant sap to survive. If a mosquito comes into your yard and sees structures that are painted with bright or bold colors, it can mistake them for flowers. They're also attracted to the color black, but not because they mistake the color for flowers. Mosquitoes have poor eyesight and use black or bold colors to help them navigate. The bottom line is that you can keep mosquitoes away from your yard by painting structures with a soft or washed-out color that is difficult for mosquitos to see. If you plan to paint a deck, you may use this tip as another of the natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes.   

Call a Professional

If you're looking for the best way to rid your yard of mosquitoes, the best solution is to contact Lonestar Safe Pest for mosquito control in Dallas. The tips given above can reduce the mosquito population to a level that is below your threshold of comfort, but spraying for mosquitoes in your yard will give you the best possible protection. This works best because it stops mosquito activity even in environments that are attractive to mosquitoes. Your Lonestar Safe Pest technician will treat standing water, landscaping habitats, trees, and organic harborage sites on your property.