Six Brother’s Pest Control in Henderson, NV, knows all too well what havoc mosquitos can bring to your picnic, barbeque, or a day relaxing in your back yard. When enough guests get bitten enough times, it will be time for them to exit. Leaving you with lots of food and no friends to enjoy it.
The only time Six Brother’s Pest Control in Henderson, NV doesn’t get a call about mosquitos is in the winter.
We are thankful there is one season of reprieve.
Mosquitos have been around a lot longer than humans. These insects have a very dubious title, man’s deadliest predator. These creatures have killed more humans than all other creatures combined.
It is a conservative estimate that mosquitos have killed 52 billion humans; yes, that is a billion with a ‘B.’ There is no part of human history that these insects have not touched.https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/05/how-mosquitoes-changed-everything
If you live anywhere near standing or still water, you will have mosquitos. Ponds or swamps are difficult places to live when trying to control mosquitos. For these insects, water is a necessary element in their life cycle.
The first step in the cycle of life is eggs. The female mosquito lays her eggs in water up to 200 at a time. A mere 24 hours later, they hatch into larva. The larva turns into a pupa in less than 24 hours. The pupa takes four days to turn into an adult mosquito. In less than a week, one female mosquito has created 200 adult mosquitos. It is frightening to think, just one mosquito in one puddle of standing water created 200 adults.
Below are several tips to cutting down the mosquitos in your yard.
- Empty birdbaths regularly
- Level the lawn to cut down on puddling
- Don’t leave toys or equipment out for rainwater to collect
- Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of standing water
- If there are cracks in the driveway or sidewalk that contain rainwater get them fixed
- Heavy watering of plants, flowers, and lawns can create puddling
- Store the kiddie pool inside when, not in use
- Cover all garbage cans
- Remove pet watering bowls when not in use
These are just some of the ways to cut down on mosquito reproduction.
Six Brother’s Pest Control, NV, prepares for mosquito season all winter long. Our equipment is serviced properly, and all our products are checked, up-to-date and ready for use.
When you call Six Brother’s Pest Control, NV we will visit your home or business at a time convenient for you. We have a chat with you about the pest problem and the best way to solve it. Our technicians will explain what happens and when so there will be no surprises. We inform you if you and your family need to leave the premises for treatment.
Once the treatment is complete, our technicians may recommend follow-up treatments to ensure you and your family stay mosquito-free.
When winter turns into summer, everyone wants to be outside. Call Six Brother’s Pest Control in Henderson, NV so mosquitos won’t ruin your next warm weather event.