The Key To Keeping Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your Austin Yard

A mosquito biting human skin

The Life Cycle Of A Mosquito

All mosquitoes go through a basic progression in life. These insects start as eggs laid in stagnant water. Over the course of a few days, eggs develop into larvae. A few later, the larvae develop into pupae and then to their full adult forms.

The mosquito cycle may take longer if eggs are in pools of water that freeze over. In this case, the eggs will hatch about a week after thawing out in the spring. Considering that water rarely freezes here in Austin, you won't have to worry about this. Your worry should be addressing potential breeding grounds on your property and avoiding mosquito bitesas much as possible. Let's talk about how you can do this.

The Dangerous Diseases Mosquito Bites Can Spread

Before we talk about how to avoid mosquitoes near your Austin home, we think that you should know why these pests are considered problematic.

To start, these small insects love to bite; on a basic level, this is annoying. No one likes to be bitten, especially if the bite includes a small needle shoved into their arm. That said, mosquito bites, although always annoying, are only sometimes dangerous.

Different types of mosquitoes can pick up and spread different types of blood-borne diseases. One of these pests becomes an active threat after they bite a human or animal infected with a blood-borne virus.

For example, humans are the only mammals that can carry malaria. In the same way, Anopheles mosquitoes are the only local species that can pick up and spread this disease. If one of these insects bites an infected human, they pick up the disease. They can then transfer this sickness to the other individuals they bite.

The good news is that mosquito-borne diseases are much less common and much easier to treat in the United States. While you should still do your best to avoid bites, you shouldn't be paranoid about getting sick, as the chances are fairly low.

Mosquito Prevention Tips That Work

Mosquitoes in Texas are not hard to avoid if you know how to stop them from invading your yard. We highly recommend starting with some basic DIY tips and tricks to address breeding grounds around your yard. Here are some strategies for this:

Here are some strategies for this:

  • Remove sources of moisture build-up around your property and do your best to address factors that might allow for build-up in the future. 
  • Have your gutters cleaned at least once a year and make sure they are in good working condition.
  • Stir up or change the water inside bird baths and ornate pools at least once a week.
  • Invest in electronic bird baths or ornate pools that have self-circulating water to actively eliminate mosquito eggs.
  • Consider stocking large bodies of water, like ponds, with fish that eat mosquito eggs. 

Having taken these steps will help cut down the mosquito population in your yard, but the best method for mosquito control in Austin involves hiring a pest control professional. Our team at Aries Pest Control is here if you would like our assistance in handling these annoying and sometimes dangerous pests.

Pro Mosquito Control Offers The Best Protection For Your Yard

Living with mosquitoes is never fun. To give these Austin pests the boot from your home and yard, get our team at Aries Pest Control involved. We are a dedicated local provider that offers amazing options to handle these and other yard pests.

Talk with our team and find out how we get rid of mosquitoes and help locals find active prevention to avoid these annoying insects throughout every season.

Contact our team at Aries Pest Control now for more information about our residential and commercial pest control services in Austin and schedule your yard for a mosquito treatment.