Mosquitoes in Chicago: Preventing Bites
As we get deeper into the spring, the more we have to worry about mosquitoes. As you know from experience, it starts to get warmer this time of year in Chicago, IL, and with the growing number of these pests flying around, life can become miserable for those of us who enjoy relaxing and gathering in our own backyards. Anderson Pest Solutions is here to make your life better this spring with treatments designed to reduce mosquito activity, and we have a few prevention tips to help you as well.
Getting Rid of Mosquitoes
Remove any standing water.
Only the female mosquito feeds on blood; she needs the protein in the blood to produce her eggs. She also requires water in which to lay the eggs. In fact, a female only needs an inch of water to start the cycle. If you have standing water in your yard, you’re giving these pests a place to multiply their numbers. Some common places where you can find standing water include:
- Old tarps
- Tree holes
- Clogged gutters
- Garbage receptacles
- Window wells
- Swimming pool covers
Maintain your lawn and shrubs.
When a mosquito isn’t feeding, it’s resting on nearby shrubs, bushes, and grasses. In fact, this pest will spend much of its afternoon resting on the tips of tall grass or shrubbery leaves. It pays to mow your grass regularly as a way to reduce mosquito resting sites. Trimming back the hedges and pulling up any weeds will send the insects elsewhere to look for places to rest.
Control the spread of mosquitoes.
Even after mosquitoes begin breeding on your property, there’s a lot you can do to slow their spread. Use fans in the yard to increase circulation and keep them split up (they’re poor fliers). For instant mosquito control, apply an effective repellant or – for more expert care – go with Anderson Pest Solutions. We’ll treat the source of your problem and stop mosquitoes before their problem grows, focusing on adults’ resting areas. We’ll also make recommendations for eliminating potential breeding sites.
Professional Mosquito Control in Illinois
A mosquito infestation is nothing to take lightly, as each insect has the potential to transmit viral diseases such as Zika and West Nile. Don’t suffer with this pest and its harmful bites this summer. Contact Anderson Pest Solutions for help eliminating mosquitoes from your property in Chicago, IL. Our trained technicians will inspect your yard, eliminate the threat, and use preventative techniques to keep the pests from coming back.