How To Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard This Summer
As the temperatures rise and summer approaches, it’s time once again to think about our least favorite summer visitors: mosquitoes. It’s easy to forget about them as winter keeps them at bay, but with warmer weather on the way, you can be sure they’ll become a problem any day now. To some extent, mosquitoes are an unavoidable nuisance, but there are several measures you can take to stave off the mosquito swarm in your yard this summer.
Keep It Neat and Trimmed
Mosquitoes, like most pests, love unkempt yards. Longer grasses and weeds give them plenty of places to seek shade, hide and forage for unsuspecting critters to use as food. One of the easiest ways to keep your home’s exterior mosquito-free (or as close to mosquito-free as possible) is to keep up with yard maintenance.
Use a mower, string trimmer and even a chainsaw to beat back nature. Not only will you drive mosquitoes away, but you’ll improve the overall appearance of your home. After all, who doesn’t like the look of a neat, freshly trimmed lawn?
Keep It Dry
Mosquitos love water. Beyond needing it to survive, these winged pests must also have water to breed and lay eggs. By eliminating standing water, you not only cut off their water source, but you are also eliminating the potential for offspring to hatch and take over your outdoor space. Once mosquitoes are deprived of water, they’ll leave your yard in search of new breeding grounds.
Keep It Breezy
We all know the joys of a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Aside from providing relief from the sweltering heat, as a bonus, it keeps mosquitoes away. On a summer day with low or no wind speeds, consider using a multitude of fans on their porch, deck or even in the yard when they’re outside. Setting up fans will create a current of air that blows these bugs away, giving you a welcome respite.
Keep ‘em Repelled
You can also use natural mosquito repellent to help drive them away. Citronella candles and even strategically placed tiki torches create bug-free zones, allowing you to enjoy time spent in your yard this summer. Of course, the best method is to seek help from experts. If you’re feeling overwhelmed because your yard is overrun with mosquitoes, and you want to head them off before they become a problem, contact us at Action Pest and Turf today!