Long Island is an amazing place to live and is home to over half of the residents in New York City. This densely populated area of New York has many sights to see and things to do as well as easy access to the beach. One part of living on Long Island that is not as great is the abundance of invasive and problematic pests throughout the city. One of the most frequent of these pests that frustrate and present health risks for Long Island residents is mosquitoes

The Life Cycle Of Common Mosquitoes 

The life cycle of common mosquitoes consists of four separate stages and typically takes around two weeks to complete. A female mosquito begins the process by laying eggs after consuming a blood meal from a human or animal host. The first three stages of the mosquito's life cycle, from egg to larva to pupa, occur in water and are the stages in which its body forms. At the end of the pupa stage, the mosquito’s body parts have hardened, and it emerges from the water as a flying adult. 

Mosquito Bites Could Be The Least Of Your Worries 

Mosquitoes are primarily nuisance pests; they bite and cause itchy sores with little pain that typically vanish within a few days. However, you should always take mosquitoes seriously, as they are vectors of disease and can be extremely dangerous through the spread and transmission of dangerous viruses. The types of illnesses that these pests can spread range from common conditions to life-threatening international viruses.  

Diseases carried by mosquitoes include:  

  • Encephalitis  
  • Malaria  
  • Zika virus  
  • Chikungunya fever  
  • Dengue  

Because the risks that mosquitoes pose are potentially life-threatening, any signs of mosquito activity in your home or in your yard should be taken seriously. Reach out to the experts at PDF Finest Pest Management to learn more about the dangers that a mosquito infestation on your property presents and how to prevent them from targeting your home. 

Five Simple Tricks To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Yard 

Nobody wants mosquitoes in their yard. These blood-sucking pests are sources of extreme irritation and can be carriers of dangerous diseases. In order to avoid the itchy sores of mosquito bites and the potential health hazards that they possess, it is important to do everything that you can to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes. 

There are many simple ways to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, such as:  

  • Incorporate mosquito repellant plants into your garden. Sage, lavender, and marigolds are all plants that will keep mosquitoes away.   
  • Make sure that you limit or avoid drinking alcohol outside during periods when mosquitoes are active, as alcohol stimulates mosquito attraction.  
  • Routinely clean and empty standing water sources in your yard, such as gutters, swimming pools, trash cans, and other yard fixtures that can collect water. Mosquitoes are attracted to sources of standing water as breeding grounds. 
  • Do not leave food outside as it can attract mosquitoes, especially sugary foods, and drinks. 
  • Maintaining your yard; mosquitoes will use the tall grass as a resting area during periods of inactivity. 

For more tips on how to keep your property mosquito-free, feel free to consult with our team of experienced pest control professionals at PDF Finest Pest Management. 

The Most Effective Mosquito Control Solution For Your Yard 

While there are ways for you to protect your yard and make your property a less attractive target for mosquitoes, infestations can still occur despite your best efforts. Luckily for Long Island residents, PDF Finest Pest Management is here to help if you do experience an infestation of these blood-sucking pests.

PDF Finest Pest Management, a local Long Island pest control specialist, has been keeping communities across the area safe and pest free since 1995. Our team of highly trained and certified pest technicians has experience in dealing with mosquitoes and the variety of other pests that cause problems on Long Island. Don't wait until your mosquito problem gets out of hand. Call us today to get rid of these dangerous pests. We will work with you to create a customized home pest control plan for your specific situation, and we provide transparent pricing on our services.