Springtime is here and warmer weather welcomes in a slew of new activities that the winter would not permit. Backyard barbecues, baseball games, visits to the park and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit are all great ways to welcome in the spring. One of the most annoying insects that humans come into contact with also enjoys welcoming in the spring, the pesky mosquito. Mosquitoes are sometimes the party spoilers and send guests inside seeking shelter from being eaten alive by these hungry bloodsuckers who not only leave itchy welts behind but also have the ability to spread dangerous diseases to humans.

Repelling Mosquitoes from Your Backyard

If you want to live somewhere where mosquitoes do not exist, then pack your bags and book your flight to Antarctica, because that is literally the only place on the planet that does not host this harmful insect. Mosquitoes are found in areas that are warmer and wetter which makes the equator their most popular destination. With the latest discovery of the Zika Virus flooding the news and being responsible for birth defects, many professionals are encouraging people to stay away from areas where mosquitoes flourish. These areas include Central and South America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa. While these places are considered mosquito Mecca’s, do not count out your own yard from mosquitoes invading.

Inspect your Home & Yard for Areas that Maybe a Magnet For Mosquitoes

One way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to eliminate any sign of standing water. Mosquitoes love standing water, they thrive on it and are able to breed and grow their numbers when they discover standing water. You may think that there is no standing water anywhere on your property but think about everything that is sitting in your yard right now. Flower pots, birdbaths; any type of container that could hold rainwater is a place where mosquitoes could begin to gather. Perform an inspection of your property and get rid of any unnecessary objects that could hold water. After a rainfall, be sure to dump all water out onto the ground to avoid creating an environment that mosquitoes would be attracted to.

Mosquito Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho

Mosquitoes are said to be attracted to warm bodies, so do your best to keep cool this spring and summer. Dark-colored fabrics absorb more heat than lighter colored fabrics, so avoid wearing darker colors. Avoid excess exercise as well, this will radiate heat and cause you to breathe heavy. Carbon dioxide can be smelled by mosquitoes from long distances away. If you are experiencing a heavy population of mosquitoes near your home, contact Rentokil today.

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