Are Mosquitoes In Aiken Still A Problem During The Fall?
September 12, 2019
Every pest has its season. And all pests come and go in a fairly predictable manner. Today we will be discussing mosquito season and figuring out whether or not we can expect mosquitoes to stick around through fall this year here in South Carolina.
Unlike the seasons of spring, summer, winter, and fall, mosquito "season" does not have a start or an end date. This is because it changes every year. "Why is that?" you may ask. It all comes down to one variable, temperature. Temperature is the biggest determining factor on whether or not we will have mosquitoes through fall here in South Carolina. To break this down further, mosquitoes require the temperature to be 50 degrees or higher to sustain life. It is only when it gets colder than this that mosquitoes begin to lay eggs for the coming spring and then die off. This being said, keep an eye on the weather, it will help you know when mosquito season will end. In the meantime, let’s talk about some preventative measures you can take to deal with mosquitoes while they are still buzzing about.
Preventative Measures For Mosquitoes
When it comes to reducing the number of mosquitoes on your property, there are a few things you can do on your own. Here are some great places to start!
Find places where water is being allowed to build up and stagnate around your home. Eliminate these sources by either pouring them out or finding a way to circulate the water so it isn’t standing still. Birdbaths and decorative pools can be equipped with bubblers or water pumps.
Wear lighter colored clothing when out and about in your yard. This will make you less visible to mosquitoes seeking a meal.
Consider having fans installed around outdoor lounging areas as even a small breeze is enough to blow away poor-flying mosquitoes.
Apply insect repellant before going outside. There are many options available, natural and non-natural, for you to choose from.
If you are looking for a solution to keep mosquitoes away that requires no extra work from you and does not require you to be uncomfortable wearing bug spray, then professional mosquito control is what you need.
How Aiken Can Take Care Of All Your Mosquito-Prevention Needs
Just because mosquitoes can be somewhat deterred without professional help does not mean that professional help is not for you. Here at Aiken, we are in the business of showing homeowners the benefits of professional mosquito control. We can make your property nearly mosquito-free. Are you going to spend hours you don’t have and unnecessary money on solutions that may not help, or are you going to trust Aiken Pest to provide a solution that has been proven to work? The choice is yours.