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Why Are There So Many Mosquitoes Around My Tucson Yard?

Why Are There So Many Mosquitoes Around My Tucson Yard?

Mosquitoes are incredibly annoying pests, no one here will ever argue with that fact. What we will argue is that you don’t have to live with a mosquito problem on your property. These pests are treatable and can be deterred if you know what you are doing. To help you control mosquitoes in your Tucson yard, here are some things to consider today. If you would like to skip right to professional mosquito control, call our team at Pest Friends. We will send a technician your way ASAP with a solution to your mosquito problem.

mosquitoes swarming a childs legs

What Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are flies that rely on the blood of animals to provide nutrients for their eggs. One thing you should know is that only female mosquitoes have the ability to draw blood from humans. Males exist to fertilize eggs. Something you might not know is that both male and female mosquitoes are beneficial to our planet’s ecosystem. Like bees, mosquitoes feed on nectar and help pollinate plants. This does not, however, detract from the serious threats mosquitoes bring onto area properties. 

How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are dangerous for one reason, they spread blood-borne diseases. In third-world countries, mosquitoes are feared for the sicknesses they transmit through their bites. Mosquitoes are less feared in the United States because of our access to high-quality medical services and the reduced chances of contracting a mosquito-transmitted disease. However, outbreaks do occur in America and can negatively impact entire communities. Some common diseases spread by mosquitoes include malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and chikungunya. People contract diseases spread by mosquitoes from mosquito bites. To reduce your chances of getting sick, do your best to avoid mosquitoes and take needed precautions to deter these pests from your property. 

What’s Attracting Mosquitoes To My Yard?

Before we talk about how to control mosquitoes in Tucson, let’s talk about what attracts mosquitoes. To start, mosquitoes are drawn to areas where they can find an easy blood meal. This is practically everywhere seeing that people and warm/cold-blooded animals exist everywhere. Another thing that draws mosquitoes to properties is landing areas and shade. The more garden plants, shrubs, and trees you have in your yard, the more likely mosquitoes will be to gravitate to your property. Finally, mosquitoes are drawn to properties by sources of moisture. These pests need sources of stagnant water in order to breed. They might find stagnant water inside birdbaths, ornate pools, clogged gutters, and containers filled with rainwater. 

Mosquitoes do not have the best vision and have to use other senses to identify their prey. To find you, mosquitoes look for your silhouette and sense things like carbon dioxide and body heat. To reduce your chances of being bitten on your property, avoid working out outdoors and wear light-colored clothing. 

What’s The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes Around My Yard?

The best way to guarantee that mosquitoes stay off your Tucson property is with professional mosquito control courtesy of Pest Friends in Arizona. We will make your yard a no-fly zone for these annoying and potentially dangerous pests. The only way mosquitoes will be able to bite you is if they fly the full distance over your yard to get to you. If you didn’t know, mosquitoes are notoriously bad flyers and land frequently. 

Call the experts at Pest Friends now to discover more about your home pest control and commercial pest control options for pest control in Tucson. We will answer any questions you have and help schedule an appointment to have your yard treated for potentially dangerous mosquitoes.