Hot Weather + Heavy Rain = MOSQUITOES
It is a simple equation and the reason that these pests seem to thrive during the summer months. As temperatures start to rise, afternoon storms can become a common occurrence in North Carolina. This helps to create the perfect environment for mosquitoes, which is certainly one of the summer’s top pests. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the mosquito population around your home.
First, let’s take a closer look at how mosquitoes behave and why they love hot and humid conditions. It all comes down to biology. Mosquitoes are cold-blooded, so they need warm weather to survive. Once the weather reaches sustained temperatures above 50 degrees, you will start to notice more and more of these pests in your yard.
Mosquitoes also rely on standing water to reproduce. Heavy rain can leave behind puddles, fill planters with water, and provide all sorts of places for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Since the eggs only take 7-10 days to mature and hatch, it won’t take long for some standing water to leave you with a mosquito problem.
While you can’t control the weather, you can be diligent about removing standing water after it rains. This is your best bet for keeping the mosquito population down. If you have taken preventative measures and you are still finding that mosquitoes are keeping your family from enjoying the outdoors, it may be time to call a professional.
The experts at Capital Pest Services can help you treat your yard and keep mosquitoes under control. While there is no way to eliminate every mosquito, we can make your yard a lot more pleasant throughout the summer. Contact us today.
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