How do you get rid of mosquitoes in your yard?

To get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, as a homeowner, you can eliminate areas of stagnant water around your property because mosquitoes tend to use these areas of collected water to lay eggs. This includes storing extra gardening containers in a shed or storage area where they won’t collect water and the same goes for kids’ toys and patio furniture that may become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. It only takes a bottle cap full of water to create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Pet water bowls and birdbaths should be changed out every day to avoid stagnation. Be sure to check gutters and downspouts to ensure they are draining properly.

Areas with dense shrubbery make ideal places for mosquitoes to hide in the day time, along with shady and damp areas on your property. Repairing or replacing window and door screens makes a big difference in preventing mosquitoes from getting into your home. Plants, such as citronella and lemon balm, are said to help deter mosquitoes so it may be worth planting some of these as part of your landscaping.

If you have a persistent mosquito problem that is ruining your outdoor activities, perhaps it’s time to call a professional pest control company, such as Pestwise. Scheduling a free mosquito inspection in Pinellas County is as easy as contacting our Clearwater location. We offer a multi-impact tool against mosquitoes that transmit harmful diseases, such as insecticide-resistant Aedes mosquitoes. The In2Care Mosquito Trap System kills mosquito larvae and pupae inside the trap and surrounding areas. To prevent threats, such as the Zika virus, Pestwise now offers a mosquito reduction service that not only allows you to use and enjoy your backyard but also minimizes the threats of mosquito-transmitted viruses for you and your family. Contact us today so you can begin enjoying your outdoor areas!

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