According to our experts in mosquito treatment, mosquitos are one of the most annoying pests around. They can ruin a good time in the backyard and easily put someone at risk for diseases like West Nile Virus or malaria. It is important to understand that these tiny bugs don’t just sit back and wait for you to get bitten – they actively hunt their prey!
This blog post will discuss how you can limit mosquito activity around your home with some simple tips and tricks.
Remove Standing Water in Your Area
You may not be aware of this, but mosquitoes are highly attracted to standing water. Standing water can be breeding grounds and a source of food for these pesky bugs. So how can you remove this standing water around your home?
Remove any containers, such as flower vases or buckets that have collected rainwater in them.
Do not leave pool covers off when a pool is not being used. If you are leaving a kiddie pool outside filled with water during the summer months, make sure it has a secure cover on top to prevent mosquitos from breeding inside and laying eggs on the surface of the water.
Clean out gutters regularly so they don’t hold onto stagnant pools of water which could be mosquito habitats later down the line. You should also check window wells (if applicable) and clear away debris like leaves and branches where possible – mosquitoes love hiding spots like these!
Trim Grasses in Your Yard
Mosquitoes love to breed near tall grasses and bushes. If you have a significant amount of vegetation like this around your home, be sure to trim them back so they don’t provide an easy hiding spot for mosquitoes looking to lay their eggs. It would help if you also talked with your neighbors about clearing away any overgrown plants in common areas, such as right-of-ways or shared spaces between properties.
Stop Mosquitoes By Adding Repelling Plants
One of the best and most natural ways to stop mosquitoes from coming into your home is by planting or placing some repelling plants around your home.
Planting basil, lemongrass or lavender will help to make sure mosquitoes stay away from you and your family during the summer months. These three plants are natural mosquito deterrents that can keep mosquitos at bay without having any negative side effects on humans or animals!
Install Zappers to Stop Mosquito
If you want a more permanent solution for getting rid of these annoying bugs, consider installing an exterior electric bug zapper near common entrances like windows or doors, which will kill off mosquitos before they have a chance to lay eggs in areas where water may pool as well as bringing those pesky bugs into close proximity with people who might get bitten by them. Mosquito traps such as this one use carbon dioxide to attract nearby insects into a chamber where they will be electrocuted and killed off.
Install Mesh Screens in Your Home
Mesh screens are a great way to stop mosquito activity in your home. Installing mesh screens on your windows will prevent mosquitos from getting in and potentially biting you or members of your household at night when they are most active.
Mesh screens are quite affordable and can be installed by anyone. If you are having trouble installing the mesh screens yourself or want to have someone else do it for you, consider looking up local services in your area that offer this type of installation as a service. They will install them on a schedule, so they are ready when needed!
Use Insect Sprays in Your House
Insect sprays are sprays that contain chemicals that inactivate the nervous system of mosquitos and other bugs. Insecticide sprays can be purchased at retail stores or even some grocery store chains.
Insect repellants are a great way to ensure mosquitoes don’t come into your home while you’re out, but what about when you’re inside and mosquito activity is high? You should consider spraying insecticides around common entry points like windows and doors before someone goes outside so that they aren’t brought back into the house on their clothes, where these insects could potentially bite them later down the line!
Wrapping It Up
As you can see, there are many ways to limit mosquito activity around your home. We hope that these tips will help keep little mosquitoes off your property and out of your yard!
If you have more questions in mind about the best way for you to go about preventing mosquitos at home, please feel free to call us anytime. Remember that prevention is always better than having an infestation later on down the line, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns today!