How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Clear your yard so you can enjoy the outdoors
Mosquitoes are the worst kind of party guest for your outdoor soiree. So stop swatting and start taking some action! Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes this season.
Eliminate Standing Water
- Tip containers that collect rain water. Mosquitoes breed on stagnant, still water, so look for places where rain water collects. Some common places where this occurs are downspouts, dog bowls, sand boxes, buckets, planters, pots, tires, bird baths, and kiddie pools.
- There are certain places that you want to store water, so change the water in bird baths and kiddie pools often to prevent attracting mosquitoes.
- Clean out clogged gutters to avoid puddles of stagnant water.
Eliminate their Habitats
Clearing vegetation helps discourage mosquitoes from making a home on your lawn. Mosquitoes breed and live in overgrown brush and other organic debris, so keep your lawn mowed and landscape trimmed. This helps avoid letting trees, bushes, and other plants from getting overgrown and providing a hiding spot for pests.
Keep them Outside
Mosquito-proof your home by eliminating their possible points of entry. Use caulk, steel wool, and weather stripping to seal holes, gaps, and cracks in the foundation, vents, moldings, and windows. Inspect and fix screen doors and windows with screen patches. If it’s in your budget, consider turning your outdoor patio into a screened-in porch.
Skip the Ineffective Remedies
Avoid wasting time and money on supposedly fast-acting mosquito remedies. Ultrasonic bug devices, wristbands, and natural sprays marketed to deter mosquitoes have been found to be largely ineffective. Bug zappers, though effective to an extent, are discouraged because they can accidentally zap beneficial insects.
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When all else fails, turn to the most surefire method out there and call in the pros. The pest experts at Resolution Pest offer an effective solution for mosquitoes, insects, and other pests. Contact us today at 610-337-7378 for more information about our Mosquito Treatment Program and to schedule a free estimate.
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