This is the time of the year when you should be enjoying backyard barbecues, pool parties, and lazy afternoons spent basking in the sun. However, along with all the joys of the season, there’s an unwanted visitor that tends to steal the spotlight: mosquitoes!
Mosquito season in North Carolina typically runs from April – October, with the arrival of cooler weather. So, there are still a couple of months left to deal with these pesky pests. Let’s go over what you can do to make it through the rest of the season:
- Apply mosquito repellants: when spending time outdoors, apply a mosquito repellant containing DEET to any exposed skin.
- Consider fans for outdoor use: Mosquitoes are known to be weak fliers, so creating airflow with fans can make it difficult for them to approach you.
- Remove standing water: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so eliminating any potential breeding grounds is crucial. Regularly check your yard for any containers, such as buckets, flowerpots, or bird baths, that may collect rainwater.
- Consult professionals: If you’re dealing with a severe mosquito problem that persists despite your efforts, it may be worth contacting your local pest control company. They can assess your yard, identify potential breeding sites, and provide effective solutions tailored to your specific situation.