Mosquito-Proof Your Pool

There is nothing better than relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day. However, having a pool in your backyard requires extra mosquito control measures because it provides another way for mosquitoes to ruin the fun for you and your family.

If not properly maintained, your swimming pool can become a haven for mosquitoes. Why is that? Because mosquitoes need standing water in order to breed, and an ill-maintained swimming pool makes for a perfect breeding site for these pests.

Don’t worry though, Mosquito Authority has you covered! Here are some tips on how to make sure your swimming pool does not become breeding grounds for mosquitoes:

Make sure your pool is filtered

Having a proper filtration system is crucial to having a well-maintained swimming pool. Running your pool filter every few hours can help ensure your pool is clean and free of any unwanted debris.

Use a pool cover

Using a pool cover is the best way to keep unwanted debris out of your swimming pool. Keeping your pool covered when it is not in use will keep mosquitoes out and prevent them from attempting to breed there. Some mosquitoes can even survive the cold weather, so using a cover year-round will help prevent them from getting in your pool.

Clean your pool cover

While pool covers are necessary for maintenance, they also must be monitored and cleaned regularly. Mosquitoes need very little water to breed, so it is very important to limit the amount of standing water anywhere near your home. 

Pool covers tend to collect a good amount of water from rain, nearby sprinklers, and other sources, so make sure you monitor it closely and get rid of any standing water as soon as you discover it.

Get rid of standing water around your pool

Mosquitoes don’t necessarily need to be in your pool to cause trouble. If there is any standing water around your pool, in things like bird baths or children’s toys, it can draw breeding mosquitoes to your yard. You shouldn’t have to worry about being eaten alive by mosquitoes every time you go for a swim, so make sure to get rid of any standing water in your yard.

Clean your pool regularly

While this might seem obvious, cleaning your pool is one of the best ways to keep mosquitoes from making it their home. Keeping your pool clean on a regular basis is an important part of mosquito control in your backyard. 

Call Mosquito Authority

Although there are a few DIY ways to prevent mosquitoes around your home, hiring a professional mosquito control company like Mosquito Authority is the best way to get rid of these pests. Our Mosquito Control Specialists always do a thorough walk-through of your property to identify all potential breeding grounds and develop a plan for how best to eliminate them.

Our aim at Mosquito Authority is not just to get rid of mosquitoes, but to keep them away from you and your family for good. For more information on mosquito control around your home, check out our other blogs.

How Mosquitoes Got Their Taste for Human Blood

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Article for ScienceDaily Outlines Reasons Behind Mosquitoes’ Attraction to Humans

Ever wonder why mosquitoes are so attracted to humans? In a recent article for ScienceDaily, scientists from the journal Current Biology discuss what exactly makes humans so attractive to these pests. While most people would think that biting humans is innate to all mosquitoes, this is not actually the case. In fact, with over 3,000 species of mosquito in the world today, researchers say that only a few of those have acquired a taste for human blood. So, what is it that draws certain types of mosquitoes to humans?

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Staying Comfortable In Your Outdoor Space

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Summertime means outdoor fun time, but it’s no fun if the bugs chase you back in. Of course, at Mosquito Authority we know how to keep you free of mosquitoes and ticks. Regular barrier treatment and preventative service will keep you mosquito-free and tick-free between treatments. 

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