Southern California's Mosquito Experts
Your Guide to Southern California Mosquito Control
Mosquitoes are well-known summer pests, and the presence of these biting insects can quickly ruin your summer fun. Legion Pest Management, the Southern California mosquito control experts, have prepared a handy guide to mosquitoes and how to prevent them populations from growing.
What Mosquitoes Look Like
Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes
How to Control Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can’t be completely eliminated, but their populations can be controlled with Southern California mosquito control. Since mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water, eliminating these water sources is an effective way to keep mosquitoes in check. Once a week, empty water from items like planters, trash containers, and flower pot saucers. Birdbaths can also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so wash and empty them every week.
Mosquitoes can breed in water storage containers like rain barrels and buckets, so ensure these are covered tightly to keep mosquitoes out. If your containers don’t have lids, tight wire mesh can be used as well.
Sometimes, mosquitoes enter houses. To keep this from happening, repair or replace any damaged or missing window screens, and keep doors closed as much as possible or install screens on your doors.
For even more control of mosquitoes, you can use insecticides. Choose a product that’s designed to kill mosquitoes and apply it according to the label directions. A pest control professional can help you apply insecticides effectively and safely.
Mosquitoes are very troublesome pests, but it’s not inevitable that they’ll ruin your summer. By taking simple precautions, you can control mosquitoes in and around your home. For help controlling mosquitoes, turn to the Southern California mosquito control experts at Legion Pest Management.