Summer is synonymous with a lot of things: baseball, fireworks and unfortunately, mosquitoes. They can ruin a summer barbecue faster than a rotten hamburger.
So how can you prevent mosquitoes from invading your yard?
Homeowner Jerry McVeigh lives on a wooded lot with a pond and a lake. And unfortunately, he's seen his fair share of mosquitoes.
So McVeigh hired a professional mosquito control company to treat his yard regularly.
"We tried everything: foggers, all the different coils," Jerry McVeigh, a Homeowner, says. "You name it, we tried it. And a lot of other people I'm sure understand this, we were so sensitive about strong chemicals because of what's going on with the wildlife."
But there are some simple steps you can take, to keep the bugs at bay.
"There are many places around a homeowner's property where they can look for sources of standing water," Ken Frost, Mosquito Control Contractor says. "The thing is we are only looking for a very small amount of water. In fact, it only takes a soda bottle cap full of water to breed several hundred mosquitoes."
So, be sure to dump out your bird baths, kiddie pools, and flower pot saucers. It also helps to keep gutters clear.
Angie Says: If you tackled every effort you can as a homeowner you might need to hire a professional. Having someone come in you need to talk to them exactly about their experience in treating mosquitoes and then also ask what kind of chemicals and treatments they are going to use especially if you have children or pets.
"A mosquito like anything else has to eat to live so our target areas are leafs such as this one," Frost says. "On the bottom side of this leaf you'll see there are plant nectar veins here, that is what the mosquitoes are after so when we apply our product to this foliage, with our backpack sprayer, it sticks to the underside of the leaf, dries in the foliage and when the mosquito comes to feed on that, it kills them off."
"We can go out now with the children and grandchildren and be out in the evening," McVeigh says. "Walk around anywhere, go down to the lake and fish."
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