Mosquito Reduction Tips
June 30, 2017
You start off summer with high hopes. You and your family made a fun “bucket-list” of easy summertime outdoor activities; but, then it hits you! Just like it hits you every summer; and by hit, we actually mean bit. That’s right; you forgot that your fun summer activities are going to be ruined by biting mosquitoes! That scavenger hunt you had planned, the weekly summer cookouts, Frisbee and wiffle ball before bed, a three-legged race around the house: all those activities and more have the potential to be ruined by hungry, blood-thirsty mosquitoes. Don’t let your summer of fun be turned into a summer of misery; let the professionals at McCauley Services put in place the mosquito reduction services you need to make sure that you can successfully complete your family’s summertime bucket list!
When it comes to mosquitoes, the major issue isn’t just that they bite; and believe us, we know how annoying, itchy, and sometimes painful their bites can be. The big issue with mosquitoes is the many diseases that they can spread to people and animals:
West Nile Virus
Canine heartworm (dogs)
In addition to providing you with the services you need to reduce mosquito numbers on your property, the professionals at McCauley want to offer some helpful tips to help stop mosquitoes from being attracted to your property in the first place.
Make sure that drainage ditches on your property aren’t holding water, and make sure that gutters are free of clogs and directing water away from the outside of your home.
Empty bird baths, pet bowls, and kiddie pools on a regular basis.
Store items that can collect water (buckets, wheelbarrows, plant pots) upside down when they are not in use.
Keep mosquitoes out of your home by keeping windows and doors closed or by ensuring that windows and doors have screens placed in them.
Caulk spaces around doors and windows; install door sweeps.
Reduce the number of flowering plants on your property or at least those that are planted in close proximity to your home; mosquitoes feed on the nectar of flowers.
Keep your grass cut short. Mosquitoes like to hide in the cool, tall grass during the heat of the day.
When spending time outside use an insect repellent that contains DEET; or if you prefer a natural repellent, use one that contains oil of eucalyptus. Consult your child’s doctor before using any insect repellent on them.
If possible, avoid spending time outside when mosquitoes are at their most active - dusk and dawn. Wear light-colored clothing; mosquitoes have an easier time making out the silhouette of a person wearing dark colored clothing than a person wearing light colored clothing.
McCauley Services offers advanced mosquito reduction services that include a detailed inspection to identify areas where mosquitoes can breed, treatment to prevent mosquito production, and treatment to prevent new adults from coming onto your property. You also have the option of installing a misting system that automatically delivers a fine measured mist through precision nozzles; this system offers continuous protection on your property from mosquitoes!
Learn more about the highly effective mosquito reduction services that McCauley Services offers in Little Rock, Benton, and throughout Arkansas!