There’s nothing more annoying than coming indoors to avoid mosquitoes and finding them still flying around once you close the door. Mosquito bites are uncomfortable and can remain itchy for days; however, the real danger is the viruses they carry and the potential dangers they pose for your pets if they haven’t been treated for heartworms by a vet. In this article, we will look at some of the reasons you may be finding mosquitoes inside your home and some easy ways to limit their access.
How Do Mosquitoes Get Indoors?
Preventing mosquitoes from gaining entry into your home is the first step to ensuring that you aren’t giving these unwanted visitors a free bloodmeal. Frequently opening and closing your doors can provide quick entry for mosquitoes, particularly when it is warm and humid outside. Limit the amount of time your doors are open when entering your home or allowing a pet out to ensure mosquitoes don’t have easy access.
While you may want to open your windows to enjoy the spring air, it could also be providing an easy entry point for mosquitoes and other pests. Any holes that may be present in your window screens, or the lack of window screens, can encourage exploring mosquitoes to see what’s inside. If you are going to take advantage of the weather and limit the strain on your HVAC system, ensure you have patched any window screens as needed.
Any standing water that is found around your home is a potential breeding ground that can be utilized by mosquitoes to deposit and develop their larvae. This not only includes a birdbath outdoors but also pet water bowls and overwatered plants indoors. Frequent water changes will ensure that no mosquito larvae have the potential to thrive and limit the chances of stagnation.
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.