There is nothing like the muffled rustle of a mosquito near your ear all day long to signal the onset of mosquito season. We understand – no one likes mosquitoes. So, with summer already in full swing, what can you do to keep these insects away?     

Even though mosquitoes are only 3-9mm in length, these pests pose significant risks to you and your family. As one of the deadliest beasts on the planet, mosquitoes can transmit many dangerous diseases to humans, including West Nile virus, malaria, and Zika virus.

More commonly found near ponds, marshes, swamps, and other swampy habitats, mosquitoes thrive in a large number of places. When performing an inspection of your home or business for areas of potential mosquito pest activity, watch for the presence of standing water around your property. It only takes a few millimeters of standing water for mosquitoes to have the necessary conditions to breed, so be careful to eliminate potential breeding grounds like ponds, standing water in birdbaths, clogged gutters. and rainwater trays.

If you have had enough with the red bites that mosquitoes inflict and the resulting itchiness, be sure to keep mosquitoes away. To avoid becoming a snack for these hungry pests, use bug spray and wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to protect yourself and others from these unwanted intruders.

Un guide pour prévenir les moustiques

Get ready to fend off those fiery little demons this summer. Check out Orkin Canada’s document “  Avoid Mosquito Bites  ” for more tips on how to defend your property against this nasty summer pest.