Mosquitoes In Philadelphia: An All-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide

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There's a lot to love about summertime in Philly, but mosquitoes aren't one of them. The behaviors of these pests, not to mention the resulting swatting and scratching, can become a recurring source of frustration if you don't act to keep mosquitoes under control. But what can Philadelphia homeowners do to prevent mosquito infestations on their property?

Mosquito control can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our technicians at Harpoon Pest Solutions can help you reclaim your property from mosquitoes, and it all begins with this blog post. Keep reading to learn effective and natural ways to control mosquitoes, and keep Harpoon Pest Solutions in mind when you need quality pest control in Philadelphia.

Understanding Mosquito Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

Before getting into different ways to get rid of mosquitoes, we must look at some key mosquito behaviors. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood, and they do so because they need it to help grow their eggs. So, if mosquitoes frequently attack you on your property, there's a good chance they are laying eggs nearby.

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, where they hatch, and the newborns remain until adulthood. A high concentration of mosquitoes on your property likely means they've found an ideal place to lay their eggs. Standing water in buckets, pools, puddles, swamps, lakes, and ponds.

Knowing mosquito behaviors helps identify high areas of activity. When you call on Harpoon Pest Solutions for help, we perform a free inspection before your first treatment. We perform comprehensive inspections so we can act quickly and accurately to solve your pest problems.

Mosquito Dangers: Understanding The Risks Of An Infestation

Mosquitoes are more than a seasonal annoyance. They are responsible for spreading diseases and parasites worldwide, many of which can have serious consequences if they aren't medically treated immediately.

While fatalities related to mosquitoes in the United States are rare, mosquito-borne diseases can still prove debilitating. Though not as common in the United States as in other parts of the world, the list of diseases caused by mosquitoes includes Zika virus, West Nile virus, and dengue. Mosquitoes transfer all of these through their bite.

Harpoon Pest Solutions offers the most comprehensive treatment plans in the Philadelphia area. In addition to removing pests currently on your property, our treatments help prevent future infestations as well. If our treatments don't meet your needs, we'll return for free re-treatment.

Prevention Is Key: Tips And Tricks To Deter Mosquitoes

When it comes to pests, it's easier to prevent a problem than to solve it after the fact. Homeowners who want to reduce the odds of suffering an infestation can take simple steps to keep their property protected. Here are a few ways to keep mosquitoes away:

  • Remove or cover any standing water in your yard.

  • Repair holes in your window screens and seal gaps around your door.

  • Grow plants that keep mosquitoes away, such as lavender, mint, and lemongrass. 

We'll share our knowledge when you hire Harpoon Pest Solutions to tackle your pest problems. In addition to identifying the sources of any ongoing infestation, our technicians will also suggest natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes that you can use to prevent pest problems in the future. 

Pro Mosquito Control: Regular Maintenance And Long-Term Prevention

Pest prevention and removal is rarely a one-off solution. Ongoing maintenance can help secure your home against pests for years to come. We provide month-to-month and quarterly maintenance services to fit your needs.

At Harpoon Pest Solutions, we strive to put the customer first in everything we do. From treatment planning to follow-up visits, we want to address your concerns and give you the best experience possible. Call us today to learn more about our services and to put pests behind you--for good!

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