Those Pesky Ants
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Those Pesky Ants

Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.


Those Pesky Ants

Minimizing The Mosquitos On Your Property

Logan Watson

Mosquitos can be among the more common pests that you may encounter when you are outdoors. Depending on the terrain and the climate, your yard may be particularly susceptible to developing serious mosquito problems. Fortunately, there are strategies that can be taken to reduce the prevalence of these pests.

Identify The Areas Of Your Property That Are Contributing To The Mosquito Population

Puddles, lakes and other standing bodies of water can serve as a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. In order to effectively reduce the number of these pests on your property, you will need to take active steps to address any unnecessary standing water that may be present. Improving drainage where water tends to puddle or moving items that could trap and hold water will deprive the mosquitos of breeding grounds, which may reduce the prevalence of these pests.

Invest In A Professional Mosquito Control Service

While it can be possible to eliminate unwanted standing water from the property, lakes or ponds on the property could prove to be more of a challenge in terms of your mosquito control efforts. Having a professional pest control provider treat these bodies of water for mosquitos can prevent the eggs that they lay from hatching. Luckily, there are mosquito treatment solutions that can be used that will be safe for fish or plants that may be in the pond. For the best results, these mosquito treatments will need to be applied at regular intervals to keep the water from becoming a breeding ground.

Utilize Mosquito Mitigation Devices For The Areas Where You Will Spend Time

Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely eliminate mosquitos from your property, but there are steps that you can take to further protect the areas of the yard where you will be spending the most time. Citronella candles and torches can be some of the more commonly used devices for keeping mosquitos away. However, there are also electric devices that can zap these pests or even fan systems that can keep the air moving enough to prevent the mosquitos from getting close to you.

Minimizing the prevalence of mosquitos on your property can require you to take a series of steps to mitigate and control the population of these pests. While this may involve a substantial amount of work on your part, it can help to keep you safe from the discomfort that bites can cause as well as the diseases that mosquitos can transmit to people.