How to Prevent a Monsoon Season Mosquito Infestation

Monsoon season is here, and longtime residents of Southern Arizona know what that means: flooded roads in Tucson, high winds, and plenty of water on the ground. Unfortunately, monsoon season is also prime mosquito season. If you’re not careful, the rainy months could usher in a full-blown mosquito infestation in your yard. Here’s how to prevent that:

Don’t give mosquitoes a place to breed.

Before monsoon season gets into full swing, take a look at your yard. Do you see any places where mosquitoes could make their home? Look for rain barrels, kiddie pools, buckets, and anywhere else where water can accumulate. Throw away anything that can be disposed of, and make sure that other potential habitats—such as birdbaths—are emptied out on a regular basis. If you have a swimming pool that does not have a pump and filter, make sure it’s covered when it’s not being used.

Make sure your home is mosquito-proof.

Mosquitoes are small insects, and they don’t need much room to squeeze through an opening. That’s why you need to be diligent about making sure there aren’t any obvious places for the pests to enter your home. Check all screen doors and window screens to ensure that there are no gaps or tears, and cover up any openings that you come across.

Protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Remember that mosquito bites aren’t just annoying—they can spread dangerous illnesses. It’s important to do what you can to reduce your chances of being bitten by these tiny pests. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants with socks when you go outside, and put mosquito repellent on exposed skin. If you find a mosquito infestation in your yard, try to avoid spending time outside until a pest control company is able to visit your home and eradicate the mosquitoes.

If you don’t want to deal with mosquitoes this summer, count on Essential Pest Control for the safe, professional pest control services you deserve. We proudly provide Tucson, Green Valley, Vail, and the surrounding communities with capable and reliable mosquito control services. You can reach us at (520) 886-3029 for a free consultation.

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