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Tackling the Mosquito Problem at Its Source


The last thing anyone wants is a mosquito problem indoors. But this is exactly what happens to many homes in the spring and summer. All a mosquito needs to reach your family is a small gap around your window or door.

Tackling the Mosquito Problem at Its Source

Simply closing these gaps isn’t enough; you also have to tackle mosquitoes at their source, which are their breeding sites. To help you keep your family safe, Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio, your trusted window company, highlights the areas you need to keep an eye on.

Mosquito Breeding Sites 

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant, nutrient-rich bodies of water. A body of water only needs to be still for four to five days to become suitable for mosquito eggs. This means you should empty containers of stagnant water and mop up puddles as soon as you see them. In particular, you should keep an eye on the following:

  • Children’s play sets

  • Tree stumps and wood piles

  • Air conditioner drip trays

  • Trash cans and pots

  • Birdbaths

  • Old tires

  • Gutters

  • Foliage

  • Rain gauges

In addition to being stagnant, a body of water also needs to have enough nutrients or organic matter to support mosquito larvae. As such, algae-filled swimming pools or foliage-filled spas can also become mosquito breeding sites if they aren’t cleaned immediately.

Additional Bug-Protection Measures 

Apart from getting rid of potential breeding sites, window contractors and experts alike point to a few more steps you can take to keep mosquitoes out of your home:

  • Install window screens to add another layer of bug protection to your home.

  • Replace your outdoor light bulbs with yellow ones, which mosquitoes are less attracted to.

  • Cover your gutters and downspouts with mesh to prevent foliage and other debris from accumulating.

If you need replacement windows, why not use the products of a company that has been making windows for over 100 years? Renewal by Andersen of San Antonio offers top-of-the-line products backed by expert workmanship. To get a free window evaluation and estimate, you can fill out this form or call us at (210) 888-9680. We serve homeowners in San Antonio, TX.

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