Mosquitoes are nasty bugs that can wreak havoc wherever they are. When they are outside, it is bad enough, but the situation can get even worse when the pesky biting bugs invade the interior of your home. Here are some tips on how to deal with a mosquito infestation inside your home.
Unintentionally Inviting Mosquitoes Into Your Home
If you have an infestation of mosquitoes in your home, there is a good chance that you have invited them there without realizing it. To keep mosquitoes from coming into your home, you need to take a few simple proactive steps to make sure they stay outside. First, make sure your house is properly sealed. Make sure your windows and doors are sealed tightly, and if you like to keep them open, make sure they are properly fitted with screens that do not have welcoming holes or tears that the bugs can get through. Also, make sure the foundation of your house is free of cracks and crevices, as mosquitoes can easily pass through them and get to the interior of your home.
Make it impossible for Mosquitoes to Breed in Your House
You can control the mosquito population in your house by making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to breed. Mosquitoes bite humans to produce an amino acid that aids in their reproduction. With this amino acid, female mosquitoes produce 100 eggs, but without it, they are limited to 10. So, preventing mosquito bites will help to control the population. So, cover your skin with long sleeves, pants, hats, scarves, etc. to avoid bites. Also, use a mosquito repellent when you are outside. That way, there will be fewer mosquitoes that can get in your house. Get rid of standing water around the exterior of your house and fill any ditches that may accumulate water. Preventing these breeding grounds outside your house will help to prevent an infestation inside the home.
Getting Rid of an Indoor Infestation
If your preventative measures do not work, and you still have an infestation of mosquitoes in your house, try some of these methods to get rid of them:
- Use an ultrasonic bug repeller.
- Light camphor oil in all rooms that have mosquitoes in them.
- Plant a Tulsi bush near the entryways to your home.
- Use dry ice.
- Spray garlic water around the infested rooms.
- Spray peppermint around your house.
- Sprinkle coffee grounds in the standing water around your house.
- Plant mosquito-repellent plants around your house.
- Call a professional pest control company.
If you have a mosquito infestation in your house, let the experts help you out. Contact Germantown Pest Control today to get a quote or make an appointment to get rid of the mosquito infestation in your home.