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How to Deter Mosquitoes in Fall

As the seasons change from the long, lazy days of summer to the hustle and bustle of busy autumn activities, we tend to stop thinking about biting insects. However, diseases from mosquitoes and other blood-sucking bugs are still rampant! Read on to learn what you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your property this fall.

Weather channel Fall prediction mosquitoesUnusually Warm September

The Weather Channel is predicting unusually warm weather for September on the east coast this year. That means mosquitoes will be awake and biting well into the fall. In fact, according to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, scientists have found that increased temperatures due to climate change are resulting in much higher bug populations.

Mosquitoes carry a wide variety of diseases that can lead to lifelong illnesses, so now is not the time to stop protecting yourself. Click Here to read about a report from the Centers for Disease Control on how mosquito and tick-borne diseases have tripled!

dump out water to deter mosquitoes
Dump out any standing water around your property. Mosquitoes only need an inch or two of water to breed!

Are You Attracting Mosquitoes to Your Property?

Fall weather can be wonky, with rainfall one day and then humidity and unseasonably high temps the next. Also, falling leaves and other natural debris can create havens for shade-loving insects. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your yard doesn’t attract these bugs in the fall:

  1. Overturn or remove objects that collect water, like tires, water tables and other yard toys.
  2. Smooth out all the creases in tarps and other coverings. These breeding bugs only need an inch or two of standing water to lay their eggs!
  3. Clear gutters and downspouts of leaves and debris that trap moisture.
  4. Clean up leaves, brush, sticks, and other natural yard waste that create dark, damp hot spots that invite mosquitoes to your property.
  5. Trim back thick vegetation where mosquitoes love to hide.
  6. Empty the water in any birdbaths at least once a week. For ponds, you can purchase mosquito pellets and dunks from local garden centers, such as Primex in Glenside. These are safe for fish and other wildlife.
  7. Dump out water from any flower pot saucers at least once a week.

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Call the Experts for More Intensive Mosquito Control

Giroud offers insect treatment programs that are highly effective in keeping your property bug-free! Click Here to learn about Giroud’s Organic and Traditional Mosquito Control Options. A Giroud Mosquito Control Expert will assess your property, looking for Hot Spots where biting bugs love to gather and breed. He will treat those areas, plus the entire perimeter of your yard to deter blood-thirsty mosquitoes from wandering over.

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Author: Jeanne Hafner

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