Ensure Your Household Stays Healthy & Comfortable This Summer  

A tranquil summer evening on the patio can quickly turn sour as dusk falls and mosquitoes come out by the dozens searching for food. While many of us do the best we can to ignore the buzzing and biting, it’s important to understand a bit about these pesky pests and their behavior in order to effectively eliminate them. Take a look at our list of important things you should know about mosquitoes, and enjoy summer as it was meant to be – itch-free! 

They Can Spread Disease

While we wish the harmful effects of mosquito bites stopped at a raised bump and aggravating itch, they are also capable of spreading a range of diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus and Malaria. Many of these illnesses exhibit common symptoms, including:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Muscle & Joint Pain

Keep yourself and your family safe by scheduling an effective mosquito control service for your residence. AllWet’s Yard Defense program is 65% effective after the first application and increases to 80% – 90% effectiveness upon subsequent treatments, so your yard will stay mosquito-free all summer! 

Stagnant Water Is Their Preferred Breeding Environment

Although dried-out mosquito eggs can survive for a prolonged period of time, the larvae need water in order to survive and grow to adulthood. However, because young mosquitoes cannot swim well, it is crucial to their survival that they hatch in standing water. Make sure to empty out any vessels that may collect and hold water, such as:

  • Pool Covers
  • Birdbaths
  • Buckets
  • Trashcans
  • Toys

Lawn Maintenance Is Key

Mosquitoes emerge to feed at dusk and dawn in order to avoid the hottest part of the day, but where do they go when the sun is at its highest? If your lawn is a bit on the longer side or your home is surrounded by shrubbery, these troublesome insects may find refuge right under your nose! 

Be sure to mow your lawn regularly and trim back as much foliage as possible to eliminate shady spots mosquitoes might find particularly inviting. You may also want to consider a lawn care program with included maintenance, so you can spend less time worrying about whether your lawn is healthy or the appropriate length and more time having fun in the sun! 

If you have any questions about how to keep mosquitoes away from your property all summer long, give the experts at AllWet Irrigation a call at (973) 366-8754 or fill out a contact form. We would be more than happy to help in any way we can!