Don’t Let Mosquitos Take the Joy Out of Your Summer!

Sometimes the biggest threat to your health and happiness arrives in the smallest size. Nothing exemplifies this more than the tiny mosquito, an insect that despite its size, poses big health risks to humans every time one lands on us. Serious mosquito-borne diseases — illnesses spread when infected insects bite us — include West Nile virus, dengue, and malaria. These diseases are part of a wide spectrum of unpleasant and unhealthy outcomes caused by the pest, so when trying to rid yourself of them, it’s important to hire a mosquito extermination company that is skilled and knowledgeable. Oliver Exterminating has years of experience dealing with mosquito infestations. We also know there are certain things you can do to protect yourself, so let’s take a look at three ways you can reduce your exposure to this annoying and potentially dangerous pest!

Remove Standing Water

Mosquitoes begin their short lives in standing water, where the female has laid her eggs. These insects need water to breed, so one of the first things you can do to protect yourself from being bitten is to remove sources of standing water from around your home or business. These might include watering cans, bird baths, kiddie pools, and buckets — anything open that can collect water and become stagnant (mosquito larvae feed on algae). An experienced mosquito extermination company like Oliver Exterminating can help identify sources of standing water that might act as breeding grounds for these insects. And if you’re noticing more of them than usual, it’s important that you act quickly because, while their lives may be short, mosquitoes reproduce very rapidly!

Keep Things Trim and Tidy

Mosquitoes are happy living in just about any climate or environment, but prefer hot and humid weather — which unfortunately makes Puerto Rico prime real estate for these pests!

They also like to take their biting breaks resting in tall grass, weeds, and brush, which means it’s important that you keep the green areas around your home or business clear of these inviting growths. Relying on professional lawn care services, like the kind Oliver Exterminating can provide, to keep vegetation trim is a good idea for anyone who is short on time or has larger properties that need regular attention.

Bring in the Bacteria

If you have small bodies of water on your property, you might consider using mosquito control rings to reduce the mosquito population. These rings can be placed in water of any depth, last up to two years, and most importantly, contain naturally occurring bacteria that feed on mosquito eggs — making your pond an inhospitable place for females to lay their eggs!

Count on a Mosquito Extermination Company

The professionals at Oliver Exterminating are experts at reducing and getting rid of mosquito populations quickly and safely! We can treat your property with fast-acting insect repellents that reduce your risk of exposure as part of our  mosquito control and displacement service. Remember, we’ve been helping property owners live pest-free lives for generations! Let us do the same for you.

Don’t let mosquitos or any other pest ruin your day! Contact the experts at Oliver Exterminating to find out more about how we can rid you of these annoying insects!