Do you ever ask yourself why the mosquitos in your yard seem so much worse after it rains? If so, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to notice more biting activity or an influx in swarms after it rains, which is why they call Wagner Pest Solutions. With the temperatures just right and the added moisture in the air, mosquitos become more active, looking for their next meal. Unfortunately, that often means you or your pets. But you could be playing an active role in the mosquito population and not even know it. So today, we are letting you in on three common areas mosquitos will lay eggs after it rains.
We know how much you love that birdbath and providing a place for birds to cool off. But you could be providing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. These concrete baths collect rainwater, which then often sits stagnant between thunderstorms. During this time, adult mosquitos take advantage of the dirty water, laying their eggs, which will then hatch in 24-48 hours. To avoid providing a home for these pesky blood-suckers, we suggest you clean out your birdbaths and refill them with fresh, clean water every day.
2. Pool Covers
If you have a solar cover for your pool, you know that it easily collects rainwater. These covers are meant to soak up the sun’s heat, so they instantly provide the ideal spot for laying eggs after it rains. Little pools of warm water provide the perfect conditions for the larvae, and the abundance of laying spots attracts hundreds of female mosquitos at a time. So, if you want to avoid these pests from using your pool cover as a breeding ground, then remove it before it rains or shortly thereafter.
3. Clogged Gutters
The gutters around your home can easily become clogged with dirt, debris, twigs, and leaves. You might even have a bird’s next plugging a drainage spout. No matter what’s causing the clog, it can be a serious problem for you if you’re trying to prevent mosquitos from taking over your backyard. If you don’t keep your gutters clear, the rainwater has nowhere to go once it leaves your roof. This causes the perfect stagnant water condition for mosquitos. The organic material floating around is also more enticing as it gives the larvae something to feed on after they hatch.
Control Mosquitos in Your Backyard
Controlling mosquito populations in your backyard starts with keeping it puddle-free and stagnant water-free, but it also involves help from the pros at Wagner Pest Solutions. Our mists and fogs are designed to kill mosquitos at every stage of the lifecycle, which means you never have to worry. In addition, our technicians are trained and knowledgeable about where eggs and adults might be hiding. We also provide Phoenix, AZ, residents with pests services related to birds, rodents, and ants. So, give us a call today at (623) 466-6752.