Keeping Kids Safe From Mosquitoes In Bentonville, AR

As a parent, it’s your job to keep your children safe from everything that might harm them. And living in Bentonville, AR, you already know that mosquitoes are a pest control problem. But there are ways to keep the youngest members of your household safe throughout the sweltering and mosquito-filled summer months.

It’s easy to think that pest control only includes managing cockroaches and spiders, with the occasional termite control treatment thrown in for good measure. But there are many other creatures and critters that may threaten the health and well-being of your family. Mosquitoes may just be the most prevalent of these. Keep reading for a few quick ways to keep these bloodsuckers at bay.

Stay inside during active hours.

Mosquitoes are most active at dusk, dawn, and after a rainstorm. That’s not to say that the hours in between are mosquito-free, but your kids run less of a risk of being targeted if they are indoors by 8:15 throughout the summer. Unfortunately, the 8 o’clock hour is usually when outdoor temperatures beckon us outdoors. But a simple trick to help mitigate mosquitoes is to…

Keep fans around the yard.

Any pest control professional can tell you that mosquitoes are not the strongest flying bug. As such, they will always walk (or, rather, fly) the path of least resistance. A few well-placed fans around the patio or lawn will be a hefty deterrent during mosquito season. As an added bonus, fans can help alleviate some of the heat and humidity brought on by the warm summer nights of Bentonville, AR.

Avoid scented hygiene products.

That watermelon-scented shampoo and conditioner your kids love so much may just be the reason that they become a buffet each time they walk outdoors. While many people mistakenly believe that mosquitoes get their energy from blood, the truth is that they are most fueled by nectar and other plant juices. When your children smell like these food sources, mosquitoes will find them and make them the main course.

Check the yard.

During your routine pest control or termite control treatments, your technician might recommend that you empty water buckets and birdhouses. Stagnant water is a welcoming breeding ground for mosquitoes looking to leave offspring on your property.

Keep the kids’ toys away from trash.

While it might sound like a no-brainer, you’ll also want to make sure that your children’s toys are not in close proximity to trash piles or other areas of standing water. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs, which can hatch, mature, and emerge within days, in the cracks and crevices. Talk to the kids further about keeping their toys inside of the garage so that water does not collect in indentions.

Call in a professional.

Mosquitoes are a hard enemy to banish on your own. If you’re struggling, contact Alder Pest Control. In addition to monthly pest control and termite control services, we also offer mosquito control every 30 to 60 days. Our services can help get rid of up to 90% of mosquito activity so that you – and the kids – can enjoy summer evenings without the itch.

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but they can also be harbingers of diseases, such as West Nile virus. Keep them away all summer long by following the tips above and calling in a professional when you need additional help.

Alder Pest Control is owned and operated by industry veteran Jared Alder. We offer a full line of pest control services to homes and businesses throughout the Bentonville, Arkansas, area. In addition to quarterly pest control packages, our experienced and dedicated technicians can handle everything from mosquitoes and ticks to termites, ants, flies, spiders, and rodents. When you’re looking for a pest control company that provides free estimates, same-day service, and a pest-free guarantee, look no further than Alder Pest Control. We are a member of the National Pest Management Association, the Arkansas Pest Management Association, and your local community.

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