Mosquitoes are not only annoying insects, but they also spread diseases. If you have mosquitoes invading your home and/or yard, Mosquito Control in Tulsa, OK from an extermination company is the best way to get rid of them. Here are some tips that may help to prevent mosquitoes from taking over your yard and home.
The first step is to contact Exterminators in Tulsa, OK to treat the areas where you are having a problem. In between extermination treatments it is important to inspect the yard for areas that may have standing water. All standing water should be drained or cleared away to reduce the possibility of attracting mosquitoes. If you have a swimming pool, it is important to make sure it is routinely cleaned and chlorinated. Check the perimeter of your home to make sure rain water is draining correctly, such as around the bottom of down-spouts. Anything that contains water, such as a fountain or birdbath should be cleaned weekly to prevent attracting mosquitoes. It is important to routinely check for stagnant water in areas such as the gutters, flower pots, old tires, empty containers and around the foundation of your home. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so the water should be drained and the area cleaned immediately. There are usually only a couple of mosquitoes indoors at one time, so if you notice several on repeat occasions, you should check areas, such as the basement where there may be water that is attracting them.
Inspect all of the windows, walls and doors to make sure there are no gaps where mosquitoes can get into your home and seal any gaps you find. It is best to install screens on all windows to prevent them from coming in the home. Citronella candles and insect repellents are sometimes helpful, but these items only work temporarily and for a small area. If you have a large infestation of mosquitoes, it is important to avoid the area where they are and contact an exterminator as soon as possible. If you are bitten by a mosquito, it will typically be itchy, but if you suspect a more serious problem from a mosquito bite you should visit your physician as soon as possible.