Despite the recent negative events regarding the coronavirus, a positive is that the weather has been beautiful here locally. Whether you are working at the office or at home, when you have finished for the day, it is nice to be able to sit outside and treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Perhaps you grab a refreshing beverage of choice, some reading material or music and head for that perfect outdoor relaxation place. Can you picture it?? BUT just as you get comfortable and begin to relax, you hear that high pitched whine that lets you know…..you’ve got company!
With the mild winter we recently experienced and the excessive amounts of rain that followed, we anticipate this to be a VERY active mosquito season. Central Alabama and the surrounding Birmingham area is home to several different mosquito species, so it’s very likely that your relaxation time is apt to be intruded upon by one of those species. Some mosquito species are active during the day while others are active in the evening. Unfortunately for us here, we have both types and plenty of them.
Regardless of when they are the most active, all mosquitos require standing or stagnant water to lay their eggs. This means that any item in the yard which can retain water for seven days, even one as small as a bottle cap, is a potential breeding site. This includes watering pans under plants, wheel barrows, small kiddie pools, frisbees and can even be a knot found in a tree. As a homeowner, an immediate step you can take to help reduce the population of mosquitoes around your property is to search out and remove any potential breeding sites.
In the course of providing Mosquito Reduction Services for our clients, we first evaluate the property to assist with the identification and elimination of potential breeding sites. In the event the water cannot be eliminated or removed, an insect growth regulator will be utilized to prevent larval development. After this first essential step, we then perform a residual treatment to the shaded areas around the property where the adult mosquitoes rest during the heat of the day. The combination of these two practices can greatly reduce the mosquito population around a home allowing you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in peace.
Numerous customers in the greater Birmingham area have found our Mosquito Reduction Services to be extremely beneficial. Whether the yard is for your own enjoyment or for your whole family, we at Mr. Bugg’s are here and ready to help make that environment a pleasurable one.
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