Don’t Let Tennessee Mosquitoes Ruin Your Spring


a grayish brown mosquito crouched down on a tennessee residents arm as it is biting profusely

People have a way of avoiding pain as much as possible. Some people avoid eating wings at a restaurant if they are called "Tier 5 Inferno Wings." Others decide it would be a bad idea to make freshly squeezed lemonade with a gaping wound on the palm of their hand. And another way people avoid pain is by avoiding mosquitoes and their bites. If you are worried that mosquitoes might ruin your outdoor fun this summer, we have some solutions for you.

Why Mosquitoes Are Coming Back Across Tenessee

Have you ever wondered why you see fewer mosquitoes as soon as winter hits? They don’t travel south like birds, they don’t invade homes to stay warm as rodents sometimes do, and they don't tunnel deep in the ground like some pests. So where do they go? You see, when the weather cools off, female mosquitoes will do one of two things. They will either find a hole or a crack and hide in it until spring, or she will lay eggs in stagnant water and then die. If she does this, the eggs remain hidden, and sometimes even freeze, until spring brings back the warmer weather and they begin to hatch. This is what is referred to as the start of mosquito season, something that happens here in Tenessee in early April.

Last Minute Prevention Steps Before Summer Mosquitoes Come Into Full Swing

Now don’t worry. Even though mosquito season has already started, it is a little ways off from reaching its full swing. Because mosquitoes become more active the warmer the weather gets, we can expect them to be at their most dense and bothersome during the hottest months of summer. For this reason, there has never been a better time than now to keep these pesky biters at bay. Here are a few ways you can start to do this.

  • Eliminate sources of stagnant water across your property.
  • Fix leaks in and outside of your home that could be contributing to increased humidity/water buildup.
  • Make sure your gutters and drains are all in good working order and properly channeling water away from your home's foundation.
  • Consider installing fans in outdoor lounging areas to blow away mosquitoes while you are trying to relax. (This method is used at certain supermarkets to keep bugs away)
  • If you like having bird baths, consider investing in some that have fountains to keep the water from stagnating.
    Why Call HTP If You Want The Best Mosquito Prevention For Your Home This Summer

If you are looking for the best mosquito protection for your yard this summer, the professionals here at HTP Termite Pest Control Inc. have the solution for you. Our mosquito abatement treats both mosquito breeding grounds and your yard itself to maximize your protection from painful bites. For your very own mosquito protection, give us a call today. We will send one of our qualified pest technicians your way ASAP to make sure your needs are met.
There is no questioning that mosquitoes are a big problem. But don't worry, there are some things you can do to minimize their presence on your property before they get too bad.

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