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What You Need To Know About Mosquitoes In Muskegon, MI

In the warm weather seasons, one of the biggest pest control issues in Muskegon is mosquitoes. They’re common carriers of serious diseases such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and EEE Virus. While there are steps you can take to reduce mosquito populations before choosing to use a pest control service, their proliferation can often become overwhelming. When that happens, Safeguard Pest Solutions provides safe, effective mosquito control that will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Mosquito Pest Control

Mosquito on a piece of wood

Get even more mosquito control outside your home by keeping your grass and shrubs trimmed short; this will reduce resting spots for flying adults. Additionally, you can contact us for home pest control and commercial pest control in Muskegon, MI.

  • Keep mosquitoes out of the house by ensuring your windows and door screens are in good working order.
  • Use mosquito netting over infant carriers when outdoors.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors, and consider staying indoors early in the morning and evening when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Consider using an insect repellent.

Mosquito Friendly Habitats

Standing water in a plant pot

Most mosquitoes lay their eggs in water and wet areas, and they don’t need very much. A plastic bottle cap can hold enough water to support mosquito breeding.

Reduce Breeding Sites

  • Find and remove any puddles or standing water close to your home to reduce breeding sites.
  • Puncture unusable tires in the yard to prevent pools of water from forming inside them.
  • Wipe out bird-baths every few days. The eggs can get stuck to the bottom and survive dry periods.
  • Diligently maintain your swimming pool to prevent mosquito breeding.

Mosquito Life Cycle

Life Cycle of a mosquito

Mosquito pest control means disrupting their life cycle. This may reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property.

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