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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes In Yard

Mosquitoes are the last thing you want to have in your yard, especially when you want to relax and unwind outside. You don’t want to end up having mosquito bites all over your body, now would you? Mosquitoes make anyone’s summer days uneventful because you have to cover yourself in mosquito repelling cream or cover all the body with dark clothing. The worst part is that you don’t know if the mosquito will infect you with a disease it might be carrying. This is one of those insects that pose a high risk for the safety of your health.

What Are Mosquitoes?

They are small flying insects belonging to the Culicidae family and there are over 3,000 species of them spread all over the world and vary according to every region. The female mosquito is the one that bites and takes blood from humans and other animals because they want to have enough protein and iron to create eggs and boost fertility. They also feed on water and nectar from plants along with their male counterparts.

Mosquitoes And Diseases

As if pricking someone for blood wasn’t bad enough, there are some disease-carrying species that pose a grave threat to the health of people if they get infected. Diseases like malaria, dengue,

Zika virus, Chikungunya, etc. are just some of the major concerns for anyone who gets bitten. So, if you notice some mosquito bite marks on your body, go to your nearest clinic and get your blood tested just in case.

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In The Yard

It all starts with mosquitoes invading your yard and then slowly sneaking their inside your home any time you open the door or window. If you get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, then rest assured you won’t have to deal with them in your house.

Here are some ways you can get rid of them:

Get rid of water containers

First things first, you need to know that mosquitoes come flocking towards any area that has stagnant water. They feed off the water and also in the process infect it as well, making it dangerous for others if they consume it. So, if you have any water bowls for birds to drink, or cat/dog’s drinking bowl then get rid of it immediately. Keep your pet’s drinking bowl inside so that they don’t end up drinking mosquito-infested water.

Mosquitoes not only drink the water but also lay their eggs in them so that they stay hydrated until they hatch.  If it has rained and your garden ornaments such as bird bowls, have filled up then just drain all the water away so that they don’t become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Get rid of any puddles or dirty ponds as well. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t decorate your garden with water fountains or have a pond, but to empty them out during the humid season.

Treat your pond

The best way to prevent any mosquitoes from laying their eggs in your pond is to install a watering pump to keep the water moving.  It’s hard to breathe for mosquitoes in flowing or moving water, so they will steer clear of your pond.  You can also put some larvaecide in the pond that will eliminate any mosquitoes from being hatched in it as well.

Ensure the soil isn’t too damp or swampy

Don’t over water your plants, because not only is it bad for them but soil that is too damp, moist or wet all the time can attract mosquitoes like bees to honey. Don’t water your garden if it has rained during the day.

Get guppies

If you have a pond or a water fountain, then you can put some guppies (light colored freshwater fish) that eat mosquito larvae and prevent them from hatching. They are instrumental in maintaining a mosquito-free zone in your backyard and don’t cost much either.

Maintain a sanitary swimming pool

A swimming pool is any mosquito’s paradise and having chlorine in it is not enough to prevent them from staying away. Clean your pool regularly and ensure no leaves, debris or dirt comes on the surface. Have a water filtration system inside to keep the water moving a little. The best option is to get a pool cover to prevent anything from contaminating your swimming pool.

Mosquito insecticide

Besides water, mosquitoes are also attracted to nectar and can frequently be seen around low level shrubs and vegetation. Cut off weeds from your garden and then start spraying some insecticide. You should focus spraying more on the lower side of the shrubs and plants as mosquitoes are usually found there.

Trim any extra foliage, overgrowth and lower limbs of the trees as well to ensure a mosquito-free environment.

Bug lights

Light attracts small insects and bugs which in turn entice bigger bugs to eat them.  Install some yellow bug lights in the garden that will deter them from coming because they are of a certain wavelength that can’t be detected by most bugs. This method doesn’t prevent bugs or insects from coming altogether but at least it reduces their amount in your garden drastically.

Grow mosquito repelling plants

Get busy and start planting these amazing plants and flowers that not only make your garden look pretty but also repel other insects like mosquitoes away. You can plant the following:

  • Marigold

  • Lavender

  • Catnip

  • Citronella grass

  • Rosemary

  • Basil

 How To Prevent Mosquitoes

  • Ensuring there is no stagnant water

  • No unsealed garbage or rubbish kept outside for too long

  • Treating your garden with insecticide regularly

  • Emptying out any water containers during humid season

If you follow all of the abovementioned instructions then your yard will never have mosquitoes flying about to disturb your peace.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes for Good With Professional DIY Products

For the best results in getting reducing mosquitoes around your yard, you can’t go wrong with professional DIY insecticides. These are high quality products which exterminators equip themselves with when conducting home treatments.

There are a number of great products we have here at Solutions Pest & Lawn that are great for mosquito control such as larvicide mosquito dunks (Altosid), Insecticide concentrates for barrier treatments (Reclaim IT and Pivot IGR)

You can get all of these products in our convenient Guaranteed Mosquito Control Kit. This contains all the products mentioned above to perform total control of your mosquito problem in your home.

Conclusion

We know how frustrating having mosquitoes can be around your yard. They can make things so unbearable that you wouldn’t want to crack a window or even step outside because they’ll be immediately on you. However, we hope that by following the tips and equipping yourself with the professional DIY mosquito control products we mentioned in this article, you can keep mosquitoes at bay during those high active times of the year.

For more DIY pest control advice, give us a call at 800-479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

 

 

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