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Preparing Your Home for the 2019 Swarm

2019 Mosquito Swarm

As the weather begins to warm and the days turn longer, thoughts of backyard barbecues and afternoons in the sun begin to come to mind. Unfortunately, the pests outside your home are stirring, too, and will soon be upon you in full force. This is especially true of mosquitoes, which begin moving as soon as the temperature starts to rise. Don’t wait for the problem to become a nightmare before you seek out help – start preparing your home today for the 2019 swarm!

Sealing Openings

One of the first things you can do to help keep bugs firmly out of your home is to seal its openings. This can be done a few different ways. If your home has any obvious entry points such as broken windows or holes in the foundation, for example, then you need to physically seal the barriers to help keep critters of all kinds from entering your home. Keep in mind that bugs can squeeze their way into your home from incredibly small crevices and holes, so a thorough check of your property is vital. You can seal these smaller openings using caulk, putty, or screening depending upon the kind of issue in question.

There are also insecticide barrier treatments that can be applied to your home that can help stop insects before they enter. This kind of solution is typically applied around the perimeter of your home and is designed to repel or kill bugs that attempt to move towards your home.

Install a Misting System

Mosquitoes can be annoyingly persistent outside, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to be done about them. On the contrary, installing a misting system is a great way to control their population and keep the swarms away from your backyard. A MistAway system can help kill mosquitoes while leaving butterflies and bees unharmed. This is one of the most effective methods to keep your outdoor space free from bests and allow you to enjoy the spring and summer months worry-free. Many systems will operate automatically so that you don’t have to remember to turn it on and off every day at the appropriate times, too.

Choosing Pesticides

Pesticides can be vital in maintaining a healthy outdoor space, but it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. If you’re looking for a good option, there are few factors to take into consideration. Where is the pesticide going to be used? If you’re using one near a playground, for example, then you’ll need to be especially careful to pick one that is as safe as possible. Keep your pets in mind, too, as some options can make them very sick. Pick one that has a low toxicity and is formulated for the specific pest you’re trying to control. Finally, make sure that you read all directions carefully and use the pesticide exactly as directed to help limit potential harm.

Looking for help in choosing pesticides for your home? Contact the experts!