Orange County's Complete Guide To Effective Mosquito Control
June 15, 2021
Mosquitoes are dangerous and difficult pests, and most residents of Orange County want to avoid them as much as possible. This is a safe move as mosquitoes are considered the most deadly animal on the planet. While the bites they leave behind are definitely frustrating and itchy, there is always the potential risk of getting a mosquito-borne illness.
The first step in handling mosquitoes in Orange County is to know what they look like. You can identify mosquitoes by their long, thin legs and bodies and by the buzzing sound they make. They also have a long, nose-like appendage that is known as a proboscis. This part of their anatomy allows them to eat nectar from plants which are their primary source of food. However, the females of the species will drink blood from animals and humans to get more protein during their egg-laying season.
Another thing you probably didn't know about mosquitoes is that there are around 3,500 different species found throughout the world. And, the origin of their name is Spanish and means “little fly.”
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about mosquitoes and what you can do to keep them away from your property.
Just How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes can spread some serious and deadly illnesses including Zika virus, malaria, dengue fever, and St. Louis encephalitis. While some areas have more mosquitoes and higher cases of certain mosquito-borne illnesses, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and do what you can to avoid being bitten.
The other issue with mosquitos is that they are quite invasive. They prefer warm, humid environments, so they are most active in areas with this climate. However, even in some colder places, they are prevalent in the summer.
What Attracts Mosquitoes To A Property?
Mosquitoes can be difficult to completely keep off of your property because there could be factors beyond your control that are drawing them in. If you live next to a pond or a lake, there’s only so much you can do on your own to address the problem.
However, there are some steps you can take on your property to make it less attractive to these dangerous pests, including:
- Remove any areas of standing water from your property.
- Ensure that rainwater can drain properly by clearing out gutters.
- Regularly trim bushes, shrubs, and trees because mosquitoes will rest in foliage during the day.
- If you have a pool, hot tub, or water fountain in your yard, make sure it is treated with the proper chemicals.
- Keep your grass trimmed often and always throw out grass clippings.
What’s The Best Way To Remove Mosquitoes?
Because of their invasive nature and since they are often attracted to certain areas and climates, it’s usually not very effective to try to get rid of mosquitoes on your own.
The best way to significantly reduce the number of mosquitoes near your Orange County home or business is with help from the experts at Admiral Pest Control. With over 70 years of experience, we provide both residential and commercial pest control options to prevent and control these difficult pests.
Find out more about how we can keep your property free of these obnoxious and dangerous pests by calling us at 1-866-400-1915. We are also proud to offer free inspections.