Did you know that the mosquito is the most disease-transmitting insect? Accounting for the spread of malaria, dengue and yellow fever, mosquitoes are responsible for the deaths of several million people through hundreds of millions of cases every year. Mosquitoes can also transmit lymphatic filariasis and Japanese encephalitis.
According to the World Health Organization, malaria is endemic in 91 countries, leading to 40% of the world’s population being at risk. Up to 500 million cases and 2.7 million deaths are reported annually.
Dengue is the world's most important mosquito-borne virus, with 250 million people worldwide at risk of infection and 20 million cases a year in more than 100 countries. In 1995, the worst dengue epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean for 15 years struck 14 different countries, leading to more than 200,000 cases of dengue fever and almost 6,000 cases of the more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever.
If you don't have a mosquito problem in your backyard now, you're lucky, but the possibility is inevitable. The good news is, we here at Go Green Lawn Services take a great passion in killing mosquitoes and making sure they don't come back.
Take control of your yard and your health with our outdoor mosquito prevention applications. Here are some tips you can use immediately to eliminate unwanted mosquitoes from your backyard.
Eliminate Standing Water
The number one cause of mosquitoes in your backyard comes from standing water. Mosquitoes’ life cycle is four stages: egg, larvae, pupa and adult, which all take place in water besides the adult stage. No water equals no mosquitoes.
After a mosquito feasts on your blood, (leaving you with an itchy bump) it immediately starts searching for water to lay eggs. It takes only two weeks for an adult mosquito to emerge.
You might think your backyard is safe because you don't have a pool or any signs of water, but a mosquito can lay its eggs in something as small as a plastic bottle cap.
The problem could also be outside of your property. A clogged drain or gutters can make your street a hot bed for mosquitoes.
Trim Back Vegetation
Mosquitoes feast on plant nectar when they are looking to suck your blood. If your back yard has tall grass or shrubs and bushes, there’s a solid chance a mosquito army is lurking in the dark.
Keeping your lawn mowed and eliminating excess bushes or shrubs can help reduce the risk of mosquitoes tremendously. Making sure there are no grass clippings or piles of leaves in your backyard can help minimize mosquitoes.
Try Professional Mosquito Control
If you tried multiple methods of eliminating mosquitoes and still seem to be attacked every time you are in your backyard, don't hesitate to bring in the professionals. We at Go Green Lawn Services can help eliminate your mosquito, as well as any other insect, problems.
We can spray your back and front yards with a barrier of EPA approved sprays that kill adult mosquitoes and larvicides that kill mosquitoes in the larvae stage.
So give us a call today to enjoy a more relaxing tomorrow (610)-285-7947. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!