Summer is time for cookouts, swimming, and outdoor fun. Few things can ruin your outdoor activities faster than mosquitos. Mosquitos are a nuisance, but they can also be a danger to you and your family due to the diseases they can transmit. With over 200 species of mosquitoes in the United States alone, these pests can carry diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus, and others, in addition to their irritating bite.
Often, mosquitos will enter your home. When you have mosquitoes inside your home, they’re entering to feed. If you have mosquitos frequently entering your home, you most likely have them living and breeding in your yard. The good news is that you can control mosquitoes in your yard by following some of the tips listed below:
Hire a Professional
One of the best and most efficient ways to rid your yard of mosquitoes is to hire a professional mosquito control service. If you have a large yard and live in a climate that gets a lot of rain and has a high humidity level, you can have mosquitoes breeding in your yard in areas where they’re difficult to see and find. Using a professional service specializing in mosquito control is an excellent choice for homeowners to rid their yards of mosquitoes, especially those who live in climates prone to high mosquito populations.
Enhance Your Landscape with Mosquito Repelling Plants and Candles
You can fortify your defenses against mosquitos with candles and torches that releases chemicals and scents that repel mosquitoes. Adding mosquito-repelling candles and tiki torches to your landscape can also enhance the appeal of your yard while fighting off mosquitoes at the same time.
If you dislike having flames and torches in your yard, consider adding plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. Many varieties of plants contain chemicals and scents that naturally repel mosquitoes and other insects.
Remove Places Where Water can Collect and Stand
Keeping your yard free of toys, old tires, flowerpots, and other places where water can collect and stand will eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need to lay eggs in warm, still water. It would help if you also eliminate any areas of your yard where puddles of water form after rains or watering. Ensure your yard is free of depressions and that your sprinkler system works correctly without leaks.
Mosquitoes prefer to come out when the sunlight isn’t powerful, usually at dusk, dawn, and even at night. Your best defense against mosquitoes is to be proactive and prevent them from breeding in and around your home.