Eco-Friendly Mosquito Control Solutions For Yakima County Residents
March 30, 2022
If mosquitoes are taking a bite out of you while you're sitting outside your Yakima County home, there are ways you can “bite back.” At Prosite Pest Control, we know that these pests can be more than just an annoying hassle. Not everyone, however, wants to use chemicals in their yard and home. We have tips that can help you rid your Yakima County home from mosquitoes without making chemicals your first step.
If you are still struggling with mosquitoes, we are here to help at Prosite Pest Control. There is no reason to allow these bugs to “bug” you all year long.
What Is The Purpose Of Mosquitoes In Yakima County?
You may be wondering why the world needs mosquitoes at all. While most of the human race is trying to eliminate them, mosquitoes still do play a role in the overall ecosystem. Male mosquitoes eat nectar, and in doing so, mosquitoes pollinate many plants. The female mosquito is the one responsible for those annoying bites, as she needs a blood meal in order to reproduce.
Insects like mosquitoes are also needed to feed other species such as bats, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Without them, these species would go hungry, missing out on a major source of food.
A Brief History Of Mosquito Control In Yakima County
You are not alone in your fight against mosquitoes in Yakima County. There is a Yakima County Mosquito Control District #1 program, along with Benton County Mosquito Control, working to rid the population safely and efficiently. These government operations are designed to treat the areas with mosquitoes, and determine the abatement needs and funding. To reach the board for more information, contact the members at 509-452-1890. Coverage maps and more information are also available via the board website here.
The Diseases Mosquitoes In Yakima County Can Transmit
Mosquitoes can pose a threat beyond pesky bites to your skin. Residents of Yakima County need to understand that these pests can also carry disease. Illnesses such as Zika virus, malaria, West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, encephalitis, and tularemia have all been known to have been spread by mosquitoes. While not all are prevalent in Yakima County, they have been spread by those traveling to the region, and outbreaks can occur at any time.
Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Yakima County Yard
There are many ways to deter mosquitoes from coming into your Yakima County home and property. Some alternatives to keep you and your family safe include:
- Wear long clothing outdoors, including long shirts and pants, in order to prevent bites when outdoors.
- Be sure all windows and doors have fitted screens, tightly enclosing open spaces and access points into the house.
- Plan outdoor work for times that do not coincide with dusk and dawn, as this is when mosquitoes are most active.
- Eliminate standing water and sources for puddles, such as leaky faucets on your property.
We at Prosite Pest Control know just how annoying (and ultimately dangerous) mosquitoes can be. Don’t let these pests be a bother to you. At Prosite Pest Control, we can come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to fit your needs and eliminate mosquitoes from your Yakima property for good. Call us today to get more information on an estimate for mosquito repelling techniques and treatments.