How to Reduce Mosquitoes (and other insects) After Rainfall

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers! The downside? Heavy rainfall can attract bugs, too.

Because mosquitoes need moisture to thrive, they like to lay their eggs near bodies of water, such as swamps, pools, ponds, and lakes. However, they do not need a large body in order to do this. Mosquito eggs can easily flourish in small pools of water that you might find around your yard, like the ones found in flowerpots, bird baths, watering cans, empty buckets, gutters, kiddie pools, and even small puddles. This is especially a problem after heavy rainfall.

It’s not just mosquitoes that like the rain, either – insects like cockroaches, termites, and stink bugs are fans of wet weather as well. Yuck!

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather. But there are a number of precautions homeowners can take to encourage mosquitoes to look elsewhere for nesting grounds following a heavy rainfall.

You can protect your home against mosquitoes by monitoring any standing bodies of water on your property: Be sure to seal all water deposits, fix any leaks, maintain pools and ponds, empty out flowerpots, and clean bird baths once per week. These things will help prevent mosquitoes from invading your property.

Of course, if mosquitoes have already laid eggs on your property and you are facing an influx of full-grown mosquitoes, the solution may not be as easy as removing bodies of water from your property and you may require additional treatment. If this is the case, we advise you to contact your local South Hanpton Tick professional today for further assistance. 

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