Every summer, many Phoenix, AZ residents wonder why there are mosquitoes in the valley. Not only are these insects annoying, but they can also be harmful. You can find mosquitoes in Phoenix from around April through October. For half of the year, your family is susceptible to mosquito activity and nasty bites in your yard. Without professional control or preventative measures on your behalf, mosquitoes are a terrible inevitability.
How can I prevent mosquitoes in my yard?
If you like to spend time outside, you probably find that mosquitoes swarm around you. Some people believe certain factors make you more or less attractive to mosquitoes. You might have even heard of and tried home remedies to get rid of the insects.
Remove Standing Water
It’s important to get rid of breeding grounds for mosquitoes that might be around your property. Common breeding grounds include:
Containers: Can be found in artificial settings such as water in tires or natural settings like water held by plants.
Stagnant water: Such as ornamental pools, discarded tires, tin cans, unused wading and swimming pools, bird baths, plant saucers, gutters, and flat roofs.
Moist surfaces: Such as dry fallen leaves or mud near a water source that will re-flood the surface stimulating the eggs to hatch.
By getting rid of stagnant water around your home, you will be eliminating potential breeding points.
Personal Products Including DEET
Another option for keeping mosquitoes away from you is DEET. When you use store bought products containing DEET on your clothing or skin, it will form a protective layer. Mosquitoes won’t be able to recognize your scent, so they won’t bite. You can find different percentages of DEET, which will determine how long it will last. A higher percentage will last longer, so you won’t have to reapply it as often. It’s very important that you contact your doctor before making a decision before using any sort of personal product such as lotions and sprays.
How does SOS Exterminating control mosquitoes in my yard?
If you live in Phoenix or the Gilbert, AZ area, you probably see mosquitoes every year. Having mosquitoes near your home can be a nuisance. Luckily, SOS Exterminating has years of experience with successful mosquito prevention.
Attractive Target Sugar Bait (ATSB)
SOS Exterminating uses the revolutionary and unique Attractive Target Sugar Bait (ATSB) method to prevent mosquitoes from living on your property. ATSB uses garlic oil and sugar to attract mosquitoes. It doesn’t instantly kill the mosquitoes, but it does make them sick. When the mosquitoes are sick, they are less likely to bite you. You will start seeing the effects of our plan within 48 hours! ATBS reduces the mosquito population in the treated area by more than 90% in 2-3 weeks after the first application. One of the best parts about ATSB is that it is safe for humans, so you don’t have to worry about your family or pets getting sick.
You can try to use DIY methods to get rid of mosquitoes, but keep in mind that many of those products and tips aren’t nearly as effective as a professional service. The methods we use at SOS Exterminating are effective and safe.
Call us or fill out the contact form on this page to schedule a mosquito inspection at your home!