The time has changed. The leaves are falling. So it should be time for mosquitos to be a distant spring and summer memory, but on Long Island, that’s not always the case. The sneaky flying pests might be hiding in your house for one last hurrah of the year.
Having mosquitos in the house in November used to be unheard of. The little blood-suckers preferred to be active from about May to October on the island, but climate change is at work, extending the mosquito season.
The shift in the seasons has meant New York has been inundated with flying pests, and it takes more than just some colder temperatures to kill them off. You’re less likely to run into mosquitos on the lawn or the tennis court, but they may have found a new place to linger: inside your home.
Why Are Mosquitos in Your Home?
Much like many other insects in the fall, mosquitoes seek a place where they can stay warm for a few more days or weeks. They may come in the front door when you come in, or they may have found holes in your screens.
Many of us like the fresh air of fall and turn off the air conditioning in favor of open windows. If there is damage to your screens, it can provide an opportunity for all manner of insects to find their way inside.
One of the best things you can do to prevent mosquitos inside in November is to check your screens. Pay particular attention to the screens near where pets like to hang out, as a stray claw can easily rip a screen open.
After that, it’s time to do a thorough plumbing check of the house. Just like when they are outside, mosquitoes are looking for warm damp places to lay their eggs. Making sure there is no standing water in bathtub drains or under sinks can not only prevent mosquitoes this fall it can help reduce their reappearance in the spring.
The laundry room and the garage may also be hidden sources of a mosquito problem. Be sure to search them for mosquitos as well. The warmth and humidity of both spaces make them ideal for mosquitos to breed.
Why Is It Important to Get Rid of Mosquitoes?
In addition to that irritating buzzing when they are about to land on you for lunch and the annoying itches, mosquitoes carry diseases that can be dangerous to you and your family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend not only taking immediate action to kill mosquitos that have moved inside but also checking your home for any places where they might be lurking and breeding.
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To get rid of mosquitoes currently plaguing your Long Island home, contact us. We can help you get rid of the flying pests now and prevent them in the future with family and pet safe options. For those living near Southampton, please call (631) 287-9700. If you are closer to East Hampton, please call (631) 324-9700. And if you reside near Southold, please call (631) 765-9700. You can always email us as well. We look forward to hearing from you!