In cooler Texas evenings, a nice outdoor dinner can quickly be ruined by mosquitoes who come out to get their meal, as well. Keeping mosquitoes from biting you is a full-time job when the weather is warm and breezeless. Mosquitoes can be relentless as they buzz around your face and exposed legs and arms, looking for a place to land and bite. In Leander, TX, calling a professional pest control company for mosquito control around your home and property may be a simple solution to reclaim your backyard and get your family back to enjoying the great outdoors.

Prevention

To keep mosquitoes at bay, it is important to know how to discourage them from buzzing around your home in the first place. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in shallow, undisturbed water. Inspecting your property of any places that may allow water to stand and promptly turning over any buckets or flower pots that tend to fill up when it rains can help keep your yard from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Planting mosquito-repelling plants around your house and patio can also deter these bloodsuckers from taking over your favorite spots in your yard.

Turning on an outdoor overhead fan or keeping a movable fan blowing while you are on the porch or patio to create a breeze. Mosquitoes can’t fly well in the wind and a fan will at least keep these little flyers away from you when you are outside your Leander home.

Treatments

Over-the-counter foggers and repellants can be purchased for your yard or personal use. Some people do not like the idea of spraying their bodies and clothes with repellants for fear of harmful effects.

By calling a professional pest control company in Leander, Tx, your home and yard will be evaluated and inspected to give your property a personalized treatment to not only eradicate mosquitoes from around your pool, playground, or porch but to keep them from coming back.

Risk

No one likes the itchy, red spots caused by mosquitoes biting and sucking your blood.  But for some people, the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes can be much more severe. Risks associated with mosquito bites can be:

  • Bright, red, swollen welts that can resemble hives, especially on the face
  • Some mosquitoes carry diseases that they have picked up from other sources
  • Bites can become infected when scratched with impetigo and other types of bacterial infections

Mosquitoes are not the kind of pest you want buzzing around your Leander home or your family. They can use wet spots in your yard for laying eggs, including at the foot of some of your favorite flowering plants. Male mosquitoes eat nectar from flowers while the females are the ones torturing your family with bites. The entire lifecycle of a mosquito can be just two weeks long but they can get a lot of biting in before they die.

Protect your family from the annoying to dangerous bites of mosquitoes by calling a professional to treat your yard and home for these buzzing pests. Call DM Pest Control today!