How To Keep Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your Kittitas County Property

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Mosquito biting someone's skin and drinking blood.

Summer is finally here, and whether you like to soak up the sun or work in the yard, it is a great time to get outdoors. The only downside to summer in Washington is the abundance of mosquitoes that start appearing this time of year. If these dangerous pests are making it impossible for you to enjoy your backyard, it is time to take action and learn more about mosquito pest control in Kittitas County.

This article will explain the mosquito life cycle and review the dangerous diseases these insects can carry. We’ll also explore some natural ways to prevent these pests around your property. Keep reading to learn the best way to keep mosquitoes out of the yard this summer with Prosite.

About The Mosquito Life Cycle

Summer weather creates the perfect conditions for mosquitoes in Kittitas County to proceed through their entire life cycle quickly. When a mosquito bites you, they draw the blood that they need in order to lay eggs. After receiving this blood meal, a mosquito will lay up to 300 eggs in standing water.

During hot, humid weather, those eggs will progress through the egg, larvae, and pupae stages and into adulthood in less than two weeks. To successfully deal with mosquitoes in your yard, we must eliminate them at every stage, or the eggs will mature, and the problem will soon return. Contact us at Prosite to learn how our mosquito control service can help to reduce the population of these pests in your yard.

Mosquito Bites Can Spread Dangerous Diseases

When mosquitoes bite a person or animal to obtain their blood meal, they sometimes pick up pathogens that can spread to the next person they bite. Not every mosquito bite will result in disease transmission, but there is always a chance of infection. The following list details the diseases you can get from mosquitoes in Kittitas County:

  • West Nile virus
  • Western equine encephalitis (WEE)
  • St. Louis encephalitis (SLE)
  • Heartworm (in pets)

With pets, you can work with your veterinarian to find the right preventative medicine for heartworm, but we don’t have a vaccine to prevent these illnesses in people. Each year, there are cases of West Nile in Washington, and in recent years there have also been sporadic outbreaks of WEE and SLE in Washington, affecting hundreds of people.

The best way to protect your family from these illnesses is to take the necessary steps to keep mosquitoes away from your property. Contact us today at Prosite to learn how our mosquito control services can help protect your family and pets from dangerous diseases.

Natural Ways To Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

Professional mosquito control is the best way to prevent these troublesome pests. But you can also incorporate some natural ways to keep mosquitoes away, which will significantly help reduce the number of these insects in your yard. Here are some tips you can start using today:

  • Cut back excessive vegetation and keep the lawn short to reduce shady resting areas for mosquitoes.
  • Ensure your gutters have no debris that prevents water from flowing through them.
  • A bottle cap full of water is enough for mosquitoes to lay eggs, so regularly empty containers around your yard.
  • Try to refresh the water in kiddie pools, bird baths, and water features at least once a week.
  • Fill in any low-lying areas on your lawn that allow water to puddle.
  • Make sure to maintain your swimming pool properly.

It is essential to eliminate any stagnant water around your home. If mosquitoes have a chance to breed on your property, they can quickly get out of hand. Combining your efforts with services from a mosquito control company can significantly help to keep mosquitoes away.

Prosite is here to help you get rid of the mosquitoes in your yard and prevent them from returning. We can also treat any standing water for mosquitoes to prevent breeding sites. Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule a consultation.

The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Property

There is no way to get rid of mosquitoes entirely, but you can considerably reduce their numbers. The fewer mosquitoes you have, the lower the chances are that anyone will contract a mosquito-borne illness. Contact us today at Prosite to learn how our home pest control services in Kittitas County can help to keep mosquitoes away and protect your family and pets from their dangers.