On warm summer nights, your home can be a haven away from the heat and the outdoor insects. So how come you keep finding mosquitoes in your house? Your house might seem like it’s filled with endless amounts of these annoying insects. Beyond making you itchy beyond compare, you don’t want to deal with mosquitoes for the whole season. To understand how to prevent and get rid of mosquitoes, you must know where they are coming from and why they’re in your home.
Mosquitoes in Your Home
Mosquitoes are active during the warmer months – the months that you open your doors and windows the most. The main way that mosquitoes get into your house is by sneaking in while you are exiting or entering. These insects are looking for warm, dark places with plenty of moisture. Typically looking for water, mosquitoes are common in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
Actively seeking cracks in doors, windows, and any screens that have a big enough opening to fit through, mosquitoes find a way to slip into any small entrance. It’s not uncommon to have a few in your house when it gets close to summertime, but if you’re experiencing more mosquitoes than usual, you may have an infestation at hand.
If you happen to live next to a pond, marsh, or any standing water, your house is more susceptible to mosquitoes entering. Often, if your grass is soggy or if you have big puddles in your yard, this means that there could be more mosquitoes than usual. If you don’t live near stagnant water, that might mean there’s water elsewhere nearby.
This could mean that you have water lying around your house, allowing the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Houseplants can be a common source of water, depending on the plants you have inside and how much you water them. Other water sources can come from leaky pipes, sinks, plumping joints, or an irrigation problem. Sometimes, lawn sprinklers can be the cause of this water.
Tips on Getting Mosquitoes Out of the Home
There are certain precautions that you can take to keep mosquitoes out. Here are some simple solutions:
- Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers
- Keep your door closed as much as possible
- Dump out standing water frequently
You can also focus on backyard mosquito preventions early in the springtime so that they are less likely to enter your home. Our Mosquito Magnet® Patriot Plus Mosquito Trap covers the outside of your home for up to one acre. Once you plug in our trap, it starts working immediately. You will start seeing results in 7-10 days, and it helps to break the mosquito breeding cycle. To protect the inside of your home, you first have to protect the outside of your home.
What Do You Do About Mosquitoes?
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