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Steps Westchester Residents Can Take To Limit Mosquito Exposure


There are many songs written about animals. There are some songs about dogs, some about eagles, and so so many about horses, but have you ever heard of a song written about mosquitoes? Probably not. This is most likely because songs written about animals celebrate the good they bring to our lives, while mosquitoes bring nothing but annoyance and disease. So it makes sense that, as winter shifts into spring and summer, and mosquitoes return, we want to find ways to keep them as far out of sight, and out of mind, as possible.

Factors That Draw Mosquitoes In

Mosquitoes are most commonly known for being nuisance pests with a propensity to bite us for our blood. What is strange, is how they seem to show up out of thin air.

  1. Do they fly from miles away to get to our properties?
  2. Are they being born somewhere nearby?
  3. How can I keep them away?

Let us answer all of these questions for you.

  1. Mosquitoes do not fly from miles away to get to your property. In fact, they are terrible flyers and can't land if there is even a slight breeze.
  2. Mosquitoes are born from eggs laid by females in sources of stagnant water. Meaning, if mosquitoes are around, most likely some still water is not too far away.
  3. You can keep mosquitoes away using these following tips.

Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Now that you know more about mosquitoes, let’s take that knowledge and use it to keep them off of your property.

First, find those sources of stagnant water around your property. They could be anything from water blocked in your gutter, to some of your kid's toys that have been left out in your yard. Whatever it is, locate it, and eliminate the source.

Second, keeping in mind that mosquitoes are terrible flyers, consider installing outdoor fans for your porch areas. The gentle breeze they produce will go a long way to keeping mosquitoes away from your lounging areas.

Last, consider the benefits of professional mosquito prevention through Parkway Pest Services. Out of these three tips, this is the only surefire way to keep mosquitoes fully off of your property. Our treatments are designed to not only prevent mosquitoes from spawning on your property but also to kill mosquitoes from neighboring properties, that wander into your yard.

If you are looking for a way to keep your Westchester yard mosquito-free this spring and summer, give us a call. We would be happy to discuss our treatment plans with you and find just the right one to suit your needs. Because helping people find freedom from pests is what we do.