Seven Ways You Can Stop Attracting Mosquitoes Around Memphis

7/30/2020

During the spring and summer months, trying to spend time outside can be difficult if you have mosquitoes hanging around. These flying insects are pests that most people despise because they fly around and try to suck your blood. These bites are sometimes painful while they’re happening, and they leave you with red bumps that are really itchy.

a mosquito biting a residents skin

No one likes to deal with mosquitoes, but most people don't realize how dangerous they are. While not all mosquito bites are harmful, mosquitoes are known to carry and spread some of the deadliest diseases in the world. They can spread pathogens from host to host because of how they suck blood. While most people are aware of what these frustrating and harmful pests look like, a brief refresher can be useful as there are some other insects that look similar.

  • Mosquitoes are small, flying insects with translucent wings.

  • They have long, thin legs.

  • They have an appendage that comes out of their mouths that the females of the species use to suck blood. 

  • They are usually a grey color.

What Is Attracting Mosquitoes To Your Yard?

Mosquitoes can be difficult pests to get rid of because they are attracted to environmental factors as well as individual ones. There are things around your Memphis property that could be attracting them, and there are also things you do as an individual that could make you more likely to get bitten. Here are some of the things that could be attracting mosquitoes to your property:

  • Standing water

  • Untreated hot tubs and pools

  • Wearing dark-colored clothing

  • Wearing certain perfumes and colognes

  • Overgrown brush and vegetation

  • Being outside around dusk, dawn, or nighttime

While they are hard to get rid of, there are some things you can do to help prevent mosquitoes.

Seven Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

While prevention methods can’t completely prevent mosquitoes, they can help deter them. By reducing the factors that attract mosquitoes to your property, you can help reduce the likelihood that they will be attracted to the area. There are some steps you can take to make your yard less appealing and some steps to make yourself less likely to be bitten.

  • Avoid going outside during dusk and the early hours of the night.

  • Get rid of any standing water.

  • Clean out your gutters often.

  • Make sure hot tubs and pools are treated with the proper chemicals.

  • Wear light-colored clothing.

  • Keep hedges and other vegetation trimmed.

  • Get professional pest control help.

Protecting Your Home From Mosquitoes

The best way to prevent and control mosquitoes around your Memphis property is to contact the experts at Dart Pest, Lawn & Wildlife. We have over 45 years of experience, and we provide both one-time or ongoing treatments to control mosquito populations to protect you and others on your property. Mosquitoes can be difficult to prevent and get rid of on your own as they can be attracted by surrounding environmental factors that you can’t control. Our mosquito treatments are the most effective way to greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home or business.  Give us a call to find out more.

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