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Does trash attract mosquitoes?


Can garbage attract mosquitoes?

One of the most common questions that our pest control heroes get from customers is: can my trash attract mosquitoes? Garbage can absolutely attract mosquitoes. The bigger the pile of garbage, the bigger the swarm of mosquitoes. The combination of smells alone can attract most kinds of bugs. When your garbage is disposed of promptly, it’s less likely to produce such a strong odor that will immediately attract the mosquitoes and other pests. In addition, garbage can collect standing water, whether it be from rain outside or from the trash itself. This standing water and the darkness of the garbage can combine to create the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Do trash cans attract mosquitoes?

Trash cans will likely attract mosquitoes because the garbage will just sit and pile up. Also, trash cans tend to pool small amounts of water either from rain or the trash itself, and that is something that mosquitoes are very attracted to. Dark and damp spaces are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Preventing standing water from accumulating in your trash can is the best way to prevent an infestation. In addition, keeping your trash can away from your home is a good idea whenever possible. Storing your can away from the home, or even under something to prevent rain accumulation, will help prevent mosquitoes.

Clegg’s Pest Control outdoor pest control service

If you’re having any kind of trouble with mosquitoes and you can’t seem to fix the issue, contact Clegg’s Pest Control and get your local pest control heroes on the case. There are a few simple changes you can make to your lawn to slow the risk of being bitten by some of these buzzing pests, but ultimately, it is best to hire a professional to take care of the problem. Our staff is trained and very knowledgeable on different products that can be used without putting you or your family and friends at any health risk. Visit our website and fill out a survey so we can assess your property and determine what the best plan of action is for you.

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