There are certain times of the year when you need to be sure you have your property sprayed for pests, even if you don't see them. If you wait until you see the pests, then you will be waiting until you are in the middle of a full-blown infestation. When you wait until this point, you are going to have a harder time getting rid of the pests and will need to deal with them until you are rid of them. One of the type of pests to be sure you spray for in time is mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes annoying when they buzz around you and leave you with itchy bites, but they can also transmit diseases. Here are some things you want to watch for that signal that the time has come to have someone come out and spray your property for mosquitoes.
You have standing or slow moving water on your property
It may seem like such a simple thing to say, "If you have standing water on your property, get rid of it." However, it isn't this easy if that standing water happens to come in the form of a pond, a body of water that moves very slow, or if every time you turn around you are finding more and more areas where there is standing water. Another thing you need to understand about how much water a mosquito needs to breed is that it can be a very small amount, considering how small the pest is.
In fact, if you find that you have a coffee cup on the patio that has a little water in it, this would actually be enough for mosquitoes to breed in. This means just about any toys, lawn furniture with things like cupholders, and anything else that can trap water will become a mosquito danger. So, when the time of year comes where the rain falls and the air is warm, but not warm enough to quickly dry the water up, then you want to have your property sprayed. This may be sometime in April in some regions, but also sometime in June for other regions.
You have tall grass around your property
If you have tall grass or bushes that can hold moisture, then you want to have them trimmed. However, these things might not always be yours and that means you can't legally trim them. If you have a field or any other type of property near yours where there are a lot of shaded areas, or grassy areas then you want to have your property treated for mosquitoes. At least having your property properly treated will decrease the likeliness of the mosquitoes deciding to come onto your property.
Contact a mosquito control service for more help.