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4 Tips For Controlling Mosquitoes In Your Backyard This Summer

Carlos Douglas

Mosquitoes cause annoying itchy bites and can also carry diseases, so it is important to do whatever you can to control mosquitoes around your property. These pests thrive during the summer, so with he hottest months of the year right around the corner, now is the time to make a plan to help prevent calling your yard home. Use the following tips to control mosquitoes in your backyard this summer:

Eliminate Standing Water

One of the very best things you can do to prevent mosquitoes from thriving in your backyard is to eliminate all standing water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, and then the larvae and pupa develop in water. When you remove standing water from your yard, mosquitoes do not have an area to use for breeding. Make sure you empty kid play pools regularly after using them, and make sure that wagons, sand boxes, and anything else that can hold water is emptied after it rains. It is also important to make sure that your gutters are clear and working properly-- a clogged gutter can hold water and quickly become overrun with mosquitoes laying eggs.

Invest in Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

There are a number of plants that can be planted in your backyard to help keep mosquitoes away. Mosquitoes typically do not like citronella plants, lavender, catnip, marigolds, peppermint, or basil. Place these plants around the perimeter of your yard to make the area less attractive for mosquitoes.

Keep Vegetation Well Trimmed

Mosquitoes often look for cool places to rest during the hot summer afternoon, and overgrown vegetation and grass is a prime hiding spot for these pests. Overgrown vegetation or grass provides shade for mosquitoes which keeps them much cooler. Before summer arrives, take the time to ensure that all of the grass and vegetation in your yard is properly trimmed and cut back so your yard doesn't become a mosquito hang out.

Get a Professional Mosquito Control Treatment

One of the easiest ways to keep mosquitoes away and prevent annoying bug bites is by contacting a local pest control company for a mosquito control treatment. During a professional mosquito control treatment, a barrier spray will will be applied throughout your yard, which will kill adult mosquitoes. Your pest control technician will then spray a larvicide, which kills any mosquitoes in your yard that are in the larvae stage. Depending on how many mosquitoes are in your backyard, you may need to schedule mosquito control treatments a few times a year.

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