Temperatures are cooling off and the battle lines have been drawn – humans on one side and mosquitoes on the other! It’s time to prepare for the last fight of mosquito season. That’s right – just because fall has arrived doesn’t mean the end of mosquito season. Mosquitoes will continue to thrive until temperatures are consistently below 50 degrees – which happens later in the year here in the south. So what can you do to prepare for battle with these pesky pests one last time? Check out these prevention tips for mosquitoes this fall.
- Remove any standing water from flower pots, bird baths, tires, tarps, and any other containers in and around your yard that can hold stagnant water.
- Remove piles of leaves and debris from your yard as these can give mosquitoes a place to hide out and possibly breed.
- Clean your gutters and fix leaky pipes. If cleaning gutters isn’t your thing, consider installing gutter guards to eliminate the hassle of cleaning them year after year.
- Continue to wear protective clothing and repellent when you are outdoors, especially in the early morning and at dusk.
- Make sure screens on doors and windows are in good repair without holes or tears, especially as we use our air conditioners less and enjoy the cooler temperatures outdoors.
- Contact a professional pest control company to help you eliminate mosquitoes from your home and property and help you with an ongoing prevention and treatment plan.