Preventing a Mosquito Infestation

Preventing a Mosquito Infestation

It can be tough to eliminate all the mosquitoes around your property, but it is possible to prevent an infestation of these pests. While mosquitoes are a major nuisance, they can also pose health risks to humans, dogs, cats, and horses by transmitting diseases. It’s important to place preventative measures throughout your yard to reduce both their activity and their risk of spreading diseases.

Mosquitoes are looking for standing water to breed in. The first step to preventing mosquitoes is getting rid of any standing water throughout your yard.

  • Keep your gutters clear of debris to prevent clogging.
  • Empty birdbaths daily and refill them with new water.
  • Check your AC drip pans for standing water.
  • Turnover and remove water from anything that can collect, including pots, tarps, toys, old tires, and pet bowls.

Mosquitoes prefer to hide in tall grass and damp woodpiles. Keeping your yard well maintained and clear of clutter can also help prevent mosquitoes from your property.

  • Cover or fill hollow tree stumps that can fill with water.
  • Make sure to cover wood piles or store them in containers with lids.
  • Keep your grass mowed short and frequently trim shrubbery and tree limbs.
  • Keep your pool maintained or cover when you’re not using it for long periods of time.

Taking these steps can help to prevent high mosquito activity; though, at times it might be best to call your local pest control company to help with future infestations. A trained service professional can provide you with a customized prevention and treatment plan to help eliminate these pests throughout your property.

Record Breaking Rain Brings Record Amount of Mosquitoes

Good news…we’re no longer in a drought!!

Bad news…thanks to all of the record breaking rain, we have record amounts of pests, especially mosquitoes!

mosquitoMoisture is known to attract pests.  They, like humans, need moisture to survive.  So it’s no surprise that with the large amount of rain we’ve gotten this year that mosquitoes have become a major issue for Georgia residents.

Georgia is no stranger to mosquitoes.  Between standing water (lakes, ponds, creeks, even standing water in your yard) and the local vegetation, we are accustomed to this issue.  While some residents turn to DIY options, those aren’t always effective. Going to the local hardware store and picking out a product from the shelves may help short term but will not get to the source of the mosquito infestation.

Northwest Exterminating’s Green Mosquito Control provides monthly mosquito treatments by a licensed professional.  Our professionals are knowledgeable about the products they are using, what attracts mosquitoes, and the process of keeping them away.  Our professional exterminators will inspect the property and identify the source of the breeding and nesting areas.  After they’ve determined these areas they are able to apply an environmentally friendly product derived from flowers and bacteria.

For tips on ways to reduce mosquitoes visit HERE.

For more information on Northwest Exterminating’s Green Mosquito Control call 888.466.7849 or visit us online at


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