Mosquitos are among the most annoying pests by far. Their buzzing around your ears is enough to completely distract you from whatever you’re doing. Sometimes, you won’t even notice when they’re sucking on your blood, causing you an endless itch that lasts all summer long. And if that wasn’t bad enough, mosquitos are carriers of countless diseases.
Dealing with one mosquito is annoying enough, but it’s even worse when there’s a swarm of them, particularly in the summertime when mosquito season is at it’s height. And so, here are five ways you can get rid of mosquitos in your home and yard this summer.
- Natural remedies
Simple, natural methods are always a good starting point when you want to keep mosquitos away. Some great examples of natural remedies that you can try are essential oils, with some notable mosquito-repelling ones being basil, citronella, peppermint and lemongrass (MosquitoSquad.com). Depending on which smell you prefer (and aren’t allergic to), you can apply these oils on your skin to keep mosquitos away. Additionally, some soaps leave you with a smell that repels these annoying pests away.
However, if you don’t want to be applying these remedies on your body, you also have the option of getting oil diffusers. Keeping them laid out around your home and yard helps to repel mosquitoes at all times of the day. You can add a fan for good measure as it constantly spreads essential oils further and makes it even harder for mosquitoes to fly around.
- Make sure to use screens/fix any holes
If you’re eager for a simpler method in keeping mosquitos out, your best option is to screen your home with mosquito netting. If you like to sleep with the windows open to let the cool breeze come in during the summer, all the windows must be covered up with window screens to serve as a mosquito barrier. Screen doors for your front and back doors are also a great investment for mosquito protection.
You may already have screened throughout your home, if you’re still finding mosquitos around, you should be regularly checking them for any holes or flaws around the edges. Even the smallest opening could allow countless mosquitos to enter your home.
- Maintain your lawn
Mowing the lawn is an annoying and tedious chore that can hurt your back. But it’s not only good for your grass — you are also providing a less favourable environment for mosquitoes. The insects favour cooler spots in the shade according to entomologist Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann.
Besides, a well-maintained and trimmed lawn allows for more sunlight which in turn dries up any wet or damp spots you may have missed. Any kind of dry environment makes it much harder for mosquitos to thrive. Which leads us to our next tip…
- Remove any standing or stagnant water
Did you know that standing or stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes? Even a small cup of water is enough space for thousands of mosquito eggs to be produced. So it’s all the more important that you make sure there’s no standing or stagnant water anywhere, whether it’s in a bird feeder, gutters, toys or tools left out in the yard. Be sure to mind any standing water sources in your kitchen, they can easily be a breeding ground for mosquitos as well.
Doing this will not only prevent mosquitoes from potentially breeding in your home, but will prevent many other water-reliant pests from growing in numbers as well. Not to mention, it will help keep your home nice and clean.
- Hire the professionals
Of course, if none of these work or you just prefer to have the professionals handle the situation, you can always call us here at Provincial Pest Control. Our team of experts will inspect your home, identify and eliminate breeding spots, set traps, help with overall mosquito prevention and deal with any other pests roaming around in your home.
Centipedes and Millipedes are tinier, often better hidden insects then your
average pest. But do not forget that these insects are still pests who can cause just as
much, if not more harm to you and your household then the likes of cockroaches or
Centipedes and millipedes, like many other pests, are most often drawn into
houses that provide a reliable food source, often when the winter begins. Their small
size (small even compared to most insects) mean they can’t hold in moisture the same
way as other pests. Damp areas of your home are most likely where you’ll often find
them. Both insects are largely nocturnal, meaning they are active in the nighttime. Their
nocturnal activities coupled with their small size means centipede and millipede
infestations commonly go unnoticed by homeowners for long periods of time.
Both types of insects are known to bite when threatened. Centipedes can bite
people in self-defense and inject their venom into the skin. More massive centipedes
may deliver more venom, causing intense pain. When alarmed, millipedes fold up in a
tight spiral frame and secrete toxic chemicals, which can result in a vicious burning
sensation in your skin. If millipedes come into contact with the eyes it could lead to
swelling, itching and redness of your cornea.
Centipede and Millipede infestations are very much bad news and likely require
professional assistance. Since both insects primarily feed on other insects, this means
your house likely has multiple pest infestations. Professional pest control companies
have the skills and equipment for effective house centipede extermination and control,
while also taking on any other type or level of pest infestation you may be dealing with.
There are countless pests that can invade and negatively affect your home. In this
article, we will focus on a specific pest that can greatly harm your home and family, and
how Pest Control can be the best pest exterminator for the job. Here, we talk briefly about
rodents, particularly Rats and Mice.
Rodents are the nightmare pest for the average homeowner. Their size, mental
capacity and general health risks far outweigh the threats caused by most insect species.
Many species of mice and rats are known to invade homes and the danger they pose to
the house and homeowners themselves can not be overstated.
Rodents are attracted to your house due to many common pest promoters, those
being food, water, and warm environments. What sets rodents apart is the lengths to
which they will go to obtain those things. In terms of food rodents, especially rats, will eat
just about anything. Not just things like food scraps or expired meat. Things like leather,
wood and even soap are eaten by rats. Garbage cans are almost always the first thing
that attracts rodents. If there even a single flaw in your garbage can, a rodent will find it.
Usually any water sources such as leaky pipes or pet water bowls can attract rodents,
particularly in regions will little annual rainfall. Bad maintaining of your property, including
putting off repairs of exterior sections of your house, can cause holes and flaws that can
allow for easy access for rodents.
Prolonged exposure to rodents or severe infestation can cause several health
issues. Some rodents can carry hantavirus, a rare respiratory disease which they can
also transmit from their saliva, urine, and feces. This disease can be fatal in humans, and
there is no known cure. Mice can also spread diseases like tularemia, lymphocytic
choriomeningitis, and murine typhus. At the same time, rats can carry bubonic plague,
Weil’s disease, toxoplasmosis, and trichinosis. Rats and mice both contaminate food with
their feces, urine, and saliva and can bring parasites, such as fleas, lice, and ticks into
your household. Rodent remains also pose a severe health hazard to humans. Symptoms
from a rat or mouse bite can include stuffy nose, itchy eyes, itching, coughing, skin rashes,
difficulty in breathing and other respiratory problems.
Due to the high threat of injury and disease from rats, ending an infestation by
yourself is very difficult. Furthermore, rodents can easily be drawn back to your home,
even after an infestation has been subdued. Because of this, contracting professional
pest control is often the best exterminator for rats and mice. They have the tools and
experience to remove any rodent in your home, and to set up a strong perimeter that will
keep rodents out of your home for good.
If you have any signs of infestation or have any other issues, please do not hesitate to
get in touch with us by calling us at 647-0997-5080!
Fire Ants are one of the most invasive and dangerous types of ants you can find. They are capable of contaminating your food as well as causing harm through their bites.
Like other ants, fire ants are attracted to food sources. They look for scraps and any garbage that’s been left behind. Sweet foods such as honey, candies, jellies, or syrup are favorites of fire ants. Excess moisture is also attracts the pests, meaning leaking pipes and drains are a common place to find ants. Finally, the fragrance of most plants as well as the damp soil used for plants can often attract fire ants. Do not leave soil residue lying around as it attracts them.
The fire ant’s infamous bites are what make them highly dangerous. Fire ants bite and sting their victim when they feel disturbed or threatened while foraging for food. When most fire ants bite, they inject toxic alkaloid venom. The bite causes a painful sting in humans, and the result can be deadly to sensitive individuals.
Fire ant removal is a difficult task due to the sheer number of ants per colony. Most ant species build hills that house an average of 250,000 of the pests. Because of this, total extermination is very difficult. Professional fire ant removal services from Pest control are highly recommended as they have the skills and equipment to properly remove pests like fire ants without getting bitten a thousand times in the process.
If you have any signs of infestation or have any other issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by calling us at 647 997 5080!
You know that we care for you and your loved ones. What you may not know is that we also care about your business. We can help you to create a safe and hygienic workplace.
Pests are everywhere especially if there is food around. Protecting your business reputation is our priority here. Unwanted guests such as rodents (rats & mice) cockroaches, ants, flies, stored product pests, termites, and any other pests can cause severe damage to you and your business reputation and clients.
If pests are not treated and managed on time. We suggest you the right plans and work with you to control them for the future and schedule It doesn’t matter whether you work in a private or public sector of the business world, you need an assistance of a reliable and proven pest control service.
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We at Provincial Pest Control are committed to taking care of all your pest management problems including cockroaches, ants, spiders, fleas and many others. We make sure your workplace is a pest free and safe working environment.
We offer to you a wide range of pest control services and depending on the pest service offered, we at PPC offers a service warranty certificate and; we take pride in our service, and the ability to resolve all your pest problems, if we haven’t done, so we want to know from you that we can make sure you are satisfied and happy.
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