Mosquitoes are mostly nuisance pests. When they come into your yard, they can ruin outdoor fun. The biggest reason to get rid of mosquitoes is to enjoy your backyard without getting all of those irritating, itchy bites. And as you're probably aware, the mosquitoes in Nashville can be merciless. Let's take a quick look at a few diseases you can get from mosquitoes, how likely you are to get them, and discuss mosquito prevention and control tips to help you keep mosquitoes from biting you. How does that sound? Great! Let's get into it.
The Types Of Mosquitoes In Nashville
Not all mosquitoes spread all diseases. There are some species that are worse than others. In our areas, Culex sp., which spread the West Nile virus are common. We also have Aedes albopictus, which spread yellow fever, dengue fever, and other diseases that can have serious symptoms.
Diseases Nashville Mosquitoes Are Capable Of Spreading
When it comes to diseases you can get from mosquitoes, we have some good news. Most of the dangerous diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, and Zika virus are not local to our area. These viruses can only spread during outbreaks. This is when an infected person brings a disease into the state from somewhere else.
In most cases, mosquito bites won't amount to much more than an itchy welt. There is a concern for the West Nile virus, which is endemic to the United States, but it is rare to get this disease and even rarer to get really sick from it. It is good, however, to be aware that it is a threat.
How To Protect Yourself From Nashville Mosquitoes
There are many things residents do to keep mosquitoes from biting. Some of them work a little bit. Some don't work at all. If you go looking for the best essential oils to repel mosquitoes, you're going to get a lot of suggestions from the internet. Do essential oils work? Somewhat. The problem is that these natural mosquito repellents wear off, and when they do, you'll be exposed to mosquito bites.
Rather than looking for the best essential oils to repel mosquitoes, consider these ideas to get rid of mosquitoes in your Nashville yard:
Locate and remove standing water in your yard. Mosquitoes breed in standing water and they only need a little over a week to do it. If you want to stop mosquitoes in Nashville from hanging out on your property, addressing standing water is a good place to start. This won't result in a yard that has no mosquitoes, but it can significantly reduce their numbers. This will, in turn, reduce bites.
Mosquitoes eat nectar. If you have lots of little flowering weeds, you're going to provide a food source for mosquitoes. Get rid of those weeds to reduce mosquitoes and other insect pests in your yard.
Damp conditions are attractive to mosquitoes because mosquitoes dry out easily in the sun. If you remove gutter clogs and fix damaged areas of your gutter system, this can reduce perimeter moisture and deter mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are insects and most insects are attracted to light. But insects can't detect yellow light. If you replace exterior white lights with yellow lights, you can reduce the number of mosquitoes you lure into your yard.
The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Nashville Property
If your goal is to have no mosquitoes in your yard, we know of no better way to work toward that goal than to invest in residential pest control that includes a misting service, like Perimeter Plus Pest Control from All-American Pest Control. This service comes with routine perimeter misting applications that break down the cycle of mosquito development and prevents mosquitoes from breeding in your yard.
You might not know this but the mosquitoes that bite you in your yard are mostly mosquitoes that have hatched in your yard. Perimeter Plus Pest Control directly targets resting areas and stops mosquitoes from breeding near your home. While it does work to repel mosquitoes and to keep mosquitoes away, the more important impact these treatments will have is that they will arrest mosquito development. Will this result in no mosquitoes in your yard? No. But you're likely to really notice the impact this misting application has on the number of mosquitoes in your yard.
If you've had enough of Nashville mosquitoes, let the service team at All-American Pest Control help you keep mosquitoes away and prevent mosquitoes from growing a population on your property. Reach out to us with questions or to request service. We're here to help you find the answers to all of your pest concerns. You don't have to live with irritating mosquitoes in your yard. Get your Perimeter Plus Pest Control protection in place today.
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