Yes! As the days get colder, insects such as rodent and spiders look for areas where they can stay warm. They tend to find your insulated walls and basement and use these to escape the cold. They are less likely to be seen in the open so this is a very critical time to treat.
Many people hate to see the summer come to an end to make way for the frigid days of winter, but one thing that most people welcome is the disappearance of risks associated with Mosquito bites.
Unfortunately, just because the temperatures are reaching freezing temperatures does not mean that mosquitoes disappear. In the fall when temperatures start to fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, adult females will deposit their final batch of eggs into areas with as little as a half inch of water. The adult females die off, while the eggs that were just laid enter a state of suspended development during the cold months.
The Aedes Aegypti, also known as the Yellow Fever mosquito, is responsible for transmitting dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever viruses. Ensuring that these dangerous biting mosquitoes do not harm your family, here are a few things that you can do around your property:
- Dispose of old tires, buckets, planters and other containers that can hold water
- Empty standing water from each and every container on your property, especially bird baths at least once a week
- Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water
- Clean roof gutters
- Drill holes in the bottom of tire swings
- Make sure all windows in your home have screens in place and repair any holes or tears in screens.