Mosquitoes can be detrimental to you and your family enjoying time outside during the warmer months of the year. When mosquito populations are high, most people would rather run inside to seek shelter from biting mosquitoes than they would spending time enjoying a cookout or other outdoor event. So, what can you do if you want to enjoy your property minus the buzzing of mosquitoes? Here are a few tips to help prevent mosquito infestations on your own and also how our St. Louis pest control professionals can help.

Remove sources of standing water

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, and fast! Make sure that your property is not an ideal location for mosquito breeding.

  • redirect water to flow away from your property

  • clean out gutters if they are filling with water and debris

  • change bird bath water regularly

  • fill in holes on the lawn that collect with rain water

  • store toys and gardening tools inside so they don’t collect with water

  • keep pools and hot tubs covered when not in use

Sign up for Rottler’s Mosquito Misting System

Sometimes despite your best efforts to try and prevent mosquitoes from breeding on your property, there is still an abundance of these pests. The automatic mosquito misting system is the most effective way to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites beyond your own measures, and in a way that is safer for your family and the environment. Call us today to schedule your free estimate!

Avoid mosquito bites

One last piece of advice that our pest control team would like to share is the importance of avoiding mosquito bites. Since mosquitoes can transmit harmful diseases such as West Nile virus and malaria, it is important that you and your family learn how to avoid being a meal for mosquitoes. Here are a few tips from our pest control pros on how to prevent mosquito bites.

  • wear insect repellent when in an area with mosquitoes

  • wear layers of clothing to cover bare skin

  • avoid being outside during peak mosquito hours - dawn and dusk

If you are ready to really battle the bugs in Missouri, please contact our St. Louis pest control professionals at Rottler today.

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