Mosquitoes thrive in San Diego and across Southern California. They're not only found up the Pacific Coast but also across the southern parts of the U.S. These insects infest most of the country, including the Northeast and the Midwest. Though their numbers fall off toward the Rockies, it's hard to escape from them no matter where you go.
3 Common Mosquito Areas in Your Yard
San Diego may have more tolerable temperatures than the rest of Southern California, but it still gets hot enough to fill up the kiddie pool. If it's full and the kids never use it, the water may become stagnant after a week or two. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, laying as many as 200 eggs at a time. If the kids aren't using it, always empty the kiddie pool to prevent a mosquito infestation.
It's normal to leave flowerpots sitting outside, including garden buckets and pales. When it rains, these items fill up with water and lure female mosquitoes. If you bring the pots inside or turn them over when they're outdoors, you'll prevent standing water and take away the mosquito breeding sites on your property.
Regular yard maintenance not only helps to keep your home looking its best but also prevents pest infestations. Your gutters work to guide water away from the roof, sending it out onto the lawn. Clogged gutters keep the water stationary along your roofline. Some pests will take shelter in the leaves and debris and infest your home after a while. Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in your gutters, causing a massive infestation. It's important to keep your gutters clean throughout the year to stop unnecessary pest infestations and damage to your home.
Fighting Mosquitoes on Your Property
Your backyard may be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you have clutter laying around your yard or piled away next to your shed or garage, it will attract pests of all types. Reducing the amount of standing water on your property will help to curb the mosquito population, but it won't eliminate them completely. Harbor Pest Control provides highly effective mosquito control services in San Diego and the surrounding areas. We'll eliminate these disease-carrying pests from your property and prevent infestations from spring to fall.