You’re probably halfway into a pumpkin spice latte as you read this, because it’s fall! Well, it’s fall in name anyway. However, depending on where you live, mid-October can still feel like a breezy, temperate vacation. While it’s nice to delay breaking out your heavy coat, this delayed seasonal change can create some inconveniences. Notably, the kind of inconveniences that buzz around your ankles and wrists, leaving behind itchy bites. Mosquitoes are often still a problem in the middle of fall. If these pests are still bothering you, here are some steps you can take.
Change Out Your Water Sources at Home
Most homeowners have sources of standing water around their property. Whether it’s a bowl of water for your dog, a bird bath, or a rain barrel, those sources of standing water can create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes may lay eggs in the water. If you consistently change out these sources of water, you can get rid of the eggs before the mosquitoes reach adulthood. This is an easy step that you can take on your own, but it’s one that many homeowners often overlook when trying to get rid of mosquitoes.
Check Out Your Exterior Light Bulbs
You’ve probably noticed, if you’ve ever looked outside during a summer night, that bugs are attracted to light. They tend to hover and swarm around sources of light, like candles and light bulbs. However, you can purchase specific kinds of light bulbs that emit different wavelengths of light that aren’t as attractive to bugs. This can really help when it comes to cutting down bugs on your patio or porch. When you spend a night outside, you may still want a light source, but you don’t want that light to contribute to mosquito bites.
Clean Your Gutters and Have Your Home Examined
Another step you can take to reduce the mosquito population around your home is to clean out your gutters. These can be another source of standing water, and with a buildup of debris to provide cover, mosquitoes can populate quickly. In addition to having your gutters cleaned out, you may also want to consider a home inspection. With a professional giving your home a once over, they can determine areas that may be contributing to mosquito populations and also point out other pest control risks. This is a great way to prevent future issues from cropping up.
Let Carmel Valley Pest Control Get Rid of Your Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a constant nuisance that can ruin a perfectly good evening outdoors. If you’re still fighting mosquitoes into mid-October, talk to Carmel Valley Pest Control. One of our team members can come to your property and evaluate the situation to help you curb the infestation. Schedule service by contacting Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.