Factors That Attract Mosquitoes to Saratoga Homes During the Spring and Summer

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If there was a black belt for mosquito slapping, would you have one? For most people around the world, hitting away unwanted mosquitoes is an unwelcome part of life. If your property has what these disease-spreading annoyances need to thrive and breed, this could be a big part of your life as well. That being said, let’s talk about the factors that draw mosquitoes onto properties and why spring and summer in Saratoga provide these tiny bloodsuckers with every opportunity needed to bother homeowners like you.

Take a moment to think about something. When do you see mosquitoes the most, and when do they go away? You have most likely noticed that mosquitoes are not much of a winter pest, but much more a summer nuisance. This has to do with the fact that mosquitoes cannot survive freezing weather. In fact, the temperature only has to drop to 50 degrees before female mosquitoes start to lay their eggs designed to hatch in the coming springtime. These eggs are laid in stagnant sources of water to remain dormant until the temperature begins to rise after winter has taken its course.

These bodies of stagnant water are the biggest factors that draw mosquitoes onto our properties, at least the biggest factor we can somewhat control. Other factors such as humidity and heat we cannot control. One thing to mention about these stagnant water sources is that they can be as small as a thimble or as big as a lake. All it takes is just one of these sources on your property for mosquitoes to become a real problem during the warmer months.

Beyond this major factor, some other factors that can attract mosquitoes to you personally include dark-colored clothing, sweat, sweet scents, body temperature, and even pregnancy. That’s right if you are pregnant, mosquitoes are more likely to bother you.

Fortunately, although there isn’t a way to get rid of mosquitoes entirely, there is a way to deter them away from your property. How can you do this? By calling Thomas Pest Services. Whether you are looking for a long-term fix to your mosquito problem, or just one treatment to get your yard mosquito free for an upcoming special event, we have an option that is perfect for you.

To find out more about these options and to schedule services for your home and property, contact Thomas today.


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