Mosquitoes are not just annoying, some species are vectors for serious diseases like West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria and encephalitis. Mosquitoes also transmit diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis to both humans and animals and some diseases like heartworm just to animals. There are several ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquitoes. 

Mosquito Bites

It only takes one bite to contract a dangerous disease like West Nile virus, so protection is the best policy. Mosquitoes are more active at sunrise and sundown, so avoid going outside during these times. If you must go outside, wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants and use a good repellent to avoid being bitten.

Use screens or keep doors and windows closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Cleaning regularly reduces moisture build-up on surfaces and removes places that mosquitoes use to rest and breed like under sinks and in drains.

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Standing Water

Mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in wet environments. Any standing water including poorly maintained swimming pools, flower pots or other containers, ponds, tree holes, drains, gutters, tarps and old tires can serve as a mosquito breeding ground. Check your yard for potential breeding areas and clean or remove anything that holds stagnant water.

Mosquitoes rest on vegetation. Trim or eliminate vegetation that is attractive to mosquitoes like weedy areas near your home. Mow your yard regularly and remove deadwood from trees.

Controlling Mosquitoes in Alabama

Bad Bugs Pest Control uses integrated pest management techniques to eliminate mosquitoes and other airborne pests from your yard and home. We use a multi-step program to identify areas that mosquitoes inhabit, eliminate breeding grounds, remove larvae to keep mosquitoes from multiplying and treat high-activity areas with products that keep mosquitoes and other pests away. We offer monthly, quarterly and special event treatment to make sure your home is pest-free. We guarantee our services, and will re-treat your home or business if required.