A Complete Guide To Effective Mosquito Control For Cincinnati Property Owners


A Complete Guide To Effective Mosquito Control For Cincinnati Property Owners

Mosquitoes are a serious problem in Cincinnati throughout much of the year. These tiny flies have been causing problems for thousands of years and may have roamed the Earth before the dinosaurs. 

If you have an uncontrolled mosquito infestation on your property, you could be putting your and your family's health at risk. At 1 Stop Pest Control, we have been successfully eliminating mosquitoes and providing pest control in Cincinnati for over a decade. We can help to keep you and your family safe from these tiny but dangerous bugs.

About The Breeding Habits Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have strict requirements when it comes to finding the perfect breeding grounds. A female mosquito will need three definite things in order to reproduce; standing water, a mate, and human blood. 

Only female mosquitoes drink the blood of humans and animals. The females require the extra protein that is found in the blood to produce their eggs. When the female is ready to reproduce, she will also look for a body of water. Usually, she will deposit the eggs on top of or near the water. Once the eggs hatch, the baby mosquitoes, known as larvae, will submerge themselves under the water until they reach full maturity. 

You will often see male mosquitoes hanging around stagnant and still bodies of water, such as puddles, ponds, and old swimming pools. While it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between male and female mosquitoes, the male mosquitoes will usually not hover around people as much as the female. They only eat nectar from plants and never consume human or animal blood. 

Mosquitoes Are The Deadliest Animals In The World

Mosquitoes in Cincinnati are known to cause more deaths each year than any other animal in the world and are responsible for over 700,000 deaths last year alone. However, it is important to note that most of the deaths caused by mosquitoes were from transmitting malaria or the Zika virus to humans. The mosquitoes known to carry malaria and the Zika virus are not in the United States. In Cincinnati, the most common mosquito-borne illnesses that humans contract include encephalitis, dengue, tularemia, chikungunya, and the West Nile virus. 

How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes like warm areas that have plenty of shade and also have a viable source of water. Some things that could be attracting mosquitoes to your property include:

  • Having bird baths, kiddie pools, and other objects on your property that hold water

  • Letting the grass in your yard grow longer than eight inches

  • Planting an excessive amount of trees, shrubs, and bushes in your yard

  • Having old wheelbarrows, lawn toys, and other equipment in your yard that could collect and hold rainwater

If you have any of the above items in your yard, consider removing them as soon as possible. An open, well-manicured yard free of debris and clutter will reduce your chances of a mosquito infestation around your property. 

The Secret To Total Mosquito Control For Cincinnati Properties

To completely get rid of the mosquitoes in your Cincinnati yard, you will need to team up with an experienced pest control company that specializes in mosquito control. At 1 Stop Pest Control, we have over three decades of experience dealing with mosquitoes in this area. We understand how the climate, seasons, and other environmental factors affect the mosquitoes around here. Give us a call today to see how we can make your yard mosquito-free once again.