How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
‘Tis the season to prevent these pesky flying pests
As warm weather arrives, so too do mosquitoes. These pests are a major source of annoyance for any homeowner. Not only do they bite, leaving behind itchy welts, but they are capable of spreading disease. There are a number of ways to prevent the spread of bites and disease, mainly through preventative measures. Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard
Eliminate Still Water
If you’re looking to prevent mosquitoes, this is the place to start. Mosquitoes use stagnant water as a place to breed and lay eggs, so removing these places dramatically cuts down on their populations. Keep watch over places where rainfall-related puddling collects as well as wheelbarrows, clogged gutters, soil with poor drainage, buckets, watering cans, dog bowls, sandboxes, and unused planting pots. Be sure to regularly change the water in bird baths and baby pools as well.
Trim Back Overgrown Vegetation
Cool, damp, shaded areas like untrimmed bushes, shrubs, trees, grass, and other vegetation serve as a hiding place for mosquitoes. Performing regularly scheduled lawn maintenance improves air circulation and sunlight, which helps make a lawn less desirable to insects. Clearing organic debris, like clippings, leaf piles, and stacked logs has also been known to help.
A number of flowers and herbs have been found to be effective at repelling mosquitoes by masking the odors of food, perfume, and other scents known to attract them. Add some of these to your landscape to enjoy a naturally mosquito-free yard. A few examples of these plants include catnip, rosemary, citronella, marigolds, garlic, lavender, and basil.
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When all else fails, there are some professionally applied methods for keeping mosquitoes off of your yard. The pest experts at Resolution Pest offer an effective solution. Contact us today at 610-337-7378 for more information about our Mosquito Treatment Program.
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