Many people in Iowa struggle with mosquitoes taking over their properties. Unfortunately, various things could be attracting them, such as standing water, overgrown vegetation, and yard debris. These provide mosquitoes with hiding and breeding spots, giving them more reasons to stay on your property. On the bright side, eliminating them and signing up for professional mosquito control treatments can deter these bloodsucking pests from becoming too comfortable!

Standing water attracts mosquitoes to your property.

The presence of standing water is one of the top reasons why mosquitoes are attracted to your property. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed and can use something as little as a bottle cap to lay their eggs! Because of this, you need to remove all possible sources of standing water on your property to reduce the spots for them to gather and breed, including the following:

  • Pet bowls
  • Bird baths
  • Kiddie pools

If you can't remove the water, such as a pond, you can refresh it regularly or add a bubbler to keep it circulating and prevent mosquitoes from using that to lay their eggs.

Mosquitoes use built-up debris in your yard as shelter.

Another reason mosquitoes are attracted to your property is when there is accumulated debris in your yard. Debris like leaves, sticks, and twigs that sit for too long are spots mosquitoes can use to hide from predators. These bloodsucking pests will also use the debris to protect themselves from strong winds that can sweep them away and the sun's heat. When you leave built-up debris in your yard, it can easily trap moisture underneath and become a source of standing water. Because of this, you will want to remove it to eliminate potential hiding spots for mosquitoes. Doing this will make your property less appealing to these pests and give them fewer reasons to stay.

Debris can accumulate in and block your gutters, resulting in stagnant water that attracts mosquitoes. Make sure to check and unclog them to avoid this!

Overgrown Plants Provide Hiding Spots For Mosquitoes

Aside from yard debris, overgrown plants and tall grass provide mosquitoes with shelter from the sun and wind. This will give these pests a cool, shaded environment perfect for hiding and laying in wait on your property. So, you'll want to regularly trim your plants and mow your lawn to keep everything maintained so they become less appealing for mosquitoes.

Get rid of mosquitoes from your property by signing up for professional mosquito control treatments!

Removing standing water and built-up debris and keeping your vegetation trimmed will help reduce the mosquito population on your property. However, if you want a surefire way to make these pests a non-issue, you'll want to sign up for professional mosquito control treatments. A professional service like this will typically involve multiple applications throughout their active season to ensure your property has consistent, overlapping coverage against mosquitoes. Experts will also use treatments effective against these blood-thirsty pests and apply them to harborage areas to drastically reduce any existing ones and repel any more from becoming too comfortable!

Call us today to enroll in our mosquito control service!

Mosquitoes are never welcome on your property, and we can make sure they become a problem of the past for you! Our team at Frontline Lawn & Landscapes offers our mosquito control service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Bondurant, Altoona, Ankeny, IA, and throughout the nearby areas. This service involves applications every 4 to 6 weeks from April/May until September to ensure your property has overlapping protection against mosquitoes. Give us a call today at (515) 967-7400 to enroll in this service.