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What North Augusta Homeowners Can Do To Minimize Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are common problems for South Carolina residents when the weather warms up. They typically bite around dawn and dusk, becoming a daily annoyance and keeping you indoors. Preventing these pests from invading your property is the best way to avoid these issues. Read on to learn how North Augusta pest control professionals can help you minimize mosquitoes around your property.

Why Mosquitoes Become A Problem For North Augusta In The Summer

Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects that require warm and damp conditions to survive. These pests regularly become sluggish when the temperature drops below 60°F and are inactive when it's below 50°F. Instead, they prefer the weather to be around 80°F, making the summer months their most active time.

Additionally, young mosquitoes live almost exclusively in non-flowing water, so they commonly appear on properties when it's humid or after it rains. Since mosquitoes are attracted to water, North Augusta properties become even more attractive options during summer.

South Carolina is hot and humid during the summer, providing the ideal environment for mosquitoes. The temperature is perfect for activity, and the area's high humidity provides the necessary moisture for reproduction. As a result, North Augusta residents will likely see an increase in mosquito activity this time of the year.

What You Can Do To Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

While mosquitoes are most active in warm weather, they desire shade during the middle of the day and need water to breed. As you might expect, shady areas and water commonly attract these insects to properties. Fortunately, knowing these attractants offers clues on reducing the number of mosquitoes around your North Augusta home. Some tips to keep mosquitoes out of your yard include:

  • Eliminate standing water in buckets or gutters
  • Remove tall grass or excess vegetation that provides shade
  • Drain temporary pools, bird baths, or anything that contains standing water
  • Treat and circulate the water in your swimming pool

These tips will make your property a less hospitable place for mosquitoes to reside. Rather than invading your property, they'll usually look at neighboring residences offering the shade and water necessary for survival. 

While these tips can be effective ways to keep mosquitoes away, they might not cause existing mosquitoes to leave. When these creatures get onto your property, you'll need help from mosquito control professionals.

Why Big Mosquito Populations Need Professional Attention

Mosquito prevention tips can help to reduce the number on your property, but they might not remove them. Humidity and rain can cause standing water around your yard and sometimes in hidden areas. You might also have tall grass or plants that provide resting places, increasing the number of mosquitoes on your property.

If mosquitoes continue to bite after you take steps to prevent them, the infestation might be severe. In that case, you'll need professional help. Mosquito control professionals will inspect your property to find different species of mosquitoes and use products directly on those spots. In addition to removing those currently on your property, they can keep others from arriving.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes Around Your North Augusta Property

Mosquitoes can be annoying and potentially dangerous when they invade your North Augusta lawn. While most are relatively harmless, some carry diseases that can make people sick. You can take steps to prevent them from invading your property, but professional mosquito control is the best way to get rid of these pests.

Our technicians at Aiken Pest Control use the best products to keep mosquitoes away and prevent others from invading. Call us today to learn more about our mosquito control process.