By eliminating possible breeding spots, you can reduce the number of mosquitoes around your Long Island home. Mosquitoes need very little water to hatch their eggs and breed in any standing water. Standing water can be any tiny puddle or large pool. It can be found in many places around your home.Mosquitoes just don’t travel very far. Most mosquitoes stay close to where they are born. So standing water around your home is most likely the place where they were born.
Eliminate Standing Water Around Your Home
Below are a few places where you can eliminate standing water. These places are where mosquitoes can lay eggs.
- Empty your children’s wading pool when not in use.
- Empty your watering can and buckets.
- Close your garbage can. Water and other pests can get inside.
- Replace water in bird baths at least twice a week.
- Check that your flowerpot saucers are empty.
- Fix dripping outside water faucets.
- Clean rain gutters to allow water to flow freely.
- If you have a septic tank, repair cracks or gaps. Cover open vent or plumbing pipes. Use wire mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito.
- Check for trapped water in plastic tarps used to cover boats and pools.
- Remove pet food and water dishes that are not being used.
Suburban Exterminating offers mosquito treatments on a one-time and seasonal basis. You can find out more information on our webpage here.
We’re happy to help you to reduce the mosquitoes in your yard. Give us a call (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900 or (631) 287-6900
Fun Fact? Mosquitoes just don’t travel very far. Most mosquitoes stay close to where they are born. On Long Island, we’ve got 2 kinds of mosquitoes – the Culex pipens mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito.