Mosquitoes are among the most annoying pests that nearly everyone has to deal with. From their itchy bites to them flying around your face, most people wish they simply didn't exist. Unfortunately, they do, and that means that you should prepare your home now to stop them from being a nuisance come spring. Since Virginia has such a mild climate, mosquitoes are active through more of the year than in other colder places. Knowing how to prevent mosquitoes in Fairfax from infringing on your enjoyment is vital to keeping your summer fun.
Why Prepare Now for Fairfax Mosquitoes
Most people believe that mosquitoes aren't a threat since it's cold outside right now. However, mosquito season in Fairfax runs from mid-April to October, so we are nearly there. Even when they aren't out and about, their eggs are waiting to hatch as soon as the first warm days arrive. Now is the time to get rid of these eggs, so you can reduce the number of adult mosquitoes you'll have on your Fairfax property. The best way to deal with mosquitoes is before they invade.
Dangers Associated With Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes carry a variety of diseases, from malaria to the Zika virus. While these diseases are much less widespread here in the U.S., they can still be transmitted through mosquito bites. Since the U.S. has such advanced medicine and treatment, not many mosquito-borne illnesses are deadly, but they can be, and that's worth taking precautions over. These diseases, including the West Nile virus, can cause flu-like symptoms, from muscle aches to fevers. It can be very unpleasant, and you'll want to avoid contracting one of these illnesses.
Preparing Against Mosquitoes in Fairfax
There are plenty of ways to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes.
- Any stagnant water around your house should be removed if possible.
- You can put bug screens on your windows to stop them from getting inside your home.
- Wearing bug-resistant shirts or other long, light-colored clothing helps make mosquitoes less likely to bite you.
- Wearing insect repellents is a recommended method for keeping mosquitoes from biting.
- While their positive effects have mixed reviews, planting natural repellents in your garden and around your outdoor entertaining spaces such as lemongrass, catnip, and marigolds, may keep mosquitoes away.
Despite your best efforts, if you have mosquitoes breeding near your property, you will suffer a mosquito problem. Fortunately, with professional mosquito control, you can noticeably reduce the mosquito population in your yard.
Professional Mosquito Control With Bluebird Pest Solutions
Despite many effective prevention methods, mosquitoes may still find their way to you. Home methods such as mosquito spray or citronella candles are often ineffective and, in some cases, dangerous. The best thing you can do in the event of a mosquito invasion is to call the right people. At Bluebird Pest Solutions, we provide expert seasonal services, from spring to fall, when mosquitoes are most active. We also offer one-time treatments if you have a special occasion like a party or wedding. If you discover that mosquitoes are invading your Fairfax home, or if you want to prepare for them before they take hold, contact the pest control professionals at Bluebird Pest Solutions today.