Unfortunately with the warmer weather just around the corner, comes certain pests such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. If your backyard seems like a popular mosquito breeding ground and you’re tired of not being able to enjoy your space without being bitten, here are a few tips from Scout Pest Control on how to control mosquitoes in your yard.
Mosquitoes are the most common pest found in backyards during the spring and summer months and Scout Pest Control is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common mosquito problems in backyards and how to deal with them. Scout Pest Control can help you get rid of these pesky pests, while at the same time saving you money on insecticides. Learn more about our mosquito control here.
Clean Up Your Yard
This might seem like a basic tip, but mosquitoes are known for breeding in standing water, dirty or clogged gutters, trash cans, flower pots, leaky pipes and more. It’s important to eliminate all possible sources of standing water in order to decrease the amount of mosquitoes in your yard. However, just because you are taking all possible measures to keep mosquitoes away, doesn’t mean your neighbors are doing the same. If you’re still struggling with mosquitoes, then contact an exterminator such as Scout Pest Control.
Screened In Porch
If you live in the country or have a lot of land, then it may be harder to control mosquitoes. For households that live a bit off the grid, or close to tree lines, you may have a bigger than normal problem with mosquitoes in and around your yard. It could be beneficial to invest in a screened in porch or area where you can enjoy your space without having to worry about getting bit by mosquitoes all the time.
Utilizing fans both indoors and outdoors is another tip for keeping mosquitoes away. Consumer Report did a study where they tested citronella candles, oscillating fans, and a battery-powered diffuser, and found that the fan reduced mosquito landings by 45-65% for people sitting nearby.
Use Bug Repellent
When you’re outside in a public place such as parks, ball fields, restaurants, etc. be sure to use bug repellent to keep the mosquitoes off. Mosquito bites are not only itchy and painful, but they also can bring diseases such as the West Nile virus, the Zika virus, Malaria, and more. So when you don’t have control over the mosquito population, you should always prepare for extra protection. Bug repellents come in many different scents, and they even have some for sensitive skin without the harmful chemicals for children. Do your research and find the best repellent for you and your family to keep on hand when needed.
Scout Pest Control is a pest control company and exterminator serving Athens, Huntsville, Madison and surrounding areas. If the mosquitoes are taking over your backyard, call us today to learn more about our mosquito control program and how it can help.