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Monday, April 25, 2016

Decrease The Mosquito Population Around Your Home

“April showers bring May flowers.” Right? More like April showers bring mosquitoes. Given the large amount of rain we’ve seen during the month of April, we’re betting May is sure to have more than a few mosquitoes causing big problems for homeowners.

Try these simple tips today to help lower the mosquito population around your home, and remember to call a professional if these biting pests have you and your family running inside for cover.

  • Drain any standing water around the home
  • Empty drainage covers that might be leaking and causing water excess
  • Remember to keep your lawn clean and free of garbage
  • Rake and throw away leaves, which can exist as a breeding ground for mosquitoes

 

“All a mosquito needs is a temperature of above 40 degrees to survive, and this year has been so interesting with a lack of winter. Mosquito season has definitely started earlier.” — Todd Phillips, Buckhead Atlanta Service Center Manager

It takes just 10 to 14 days after a rain shower for mosquitoes to re-populate — so quickly eliminating any standing water on your property is a must. Shortly after a rainy day is the ideal time to have your home treated by a professional as well. If pesky mosquitoes have already made your home their own, give Arrow Exterminators a call to discuss how our Seasonal Mosquito Control (and our Special Event Service Control for all your backyard parties and barbecues) can have you and your family enjoying the outdoors all summer long.