Summer in College Station, Austin, or Houston means more than heat and humidity, it also means mosquitoes. It’s inevitable because the alternating sudden showers and strong sunlight creates a lot of puddles wherein pests can lay their eggs and breed. This cycle will always continue, however, the website of the City of College Station has an effective solution as well as several tips:
In addition to using dunks, you can defend yourself against mosquitoes by using the Four D’s:
- DRAIN: Drain standing water from gutters, flowerpots, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Change the water in bird baths often. Trim your grass and shrubs, also do not overwater the lawn.
- DEET: Use insect repellant with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon-eucalyptus or IR3535.
- DUSK/DAWN: Stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- DRESS: Dress in long-sleeves and pants when possible.
While these are definitely effective and will help you rid your home of mosquitoes, they will simply keep coming back unless you apply more permanent solutions. For instance, if your Houston or College Station roofing has a lot of cracks or broken shingles, rainwater will inevitably get trapped there and create more breeding grounds even as you eliminate the ones on the ground that you can see. You’ll need to call a professional roofer like Lone-Star Roof Systems to deal with such issues and fix the problem at its source.
Aside from your roof, you should also make sure that your windows are sealed properly so that mosquitoes can’t enter your home. You may need to undergo complete home remodeling in College Station, Houston, or Austin to make sure that every possible entry point is taken care of. Lone-Star Roof Systems has you covered with all such concerns and you can count on our expertise to guide you through the remodeling process. Call us today and we’ll be happy to schedule a time to meet with you and discuss your particular needs.
(Article Excerpt from Are mosquitoes causing a buzz in your neighborhood? City of College Station)