How To Prevent Mosquitoes From Becoming a Nuisance Around Your Home
As it starts to heat up, you’ll probably notice an increase in insect activity around your home. The worst of these pests, mosquitoes, will soon be creeping in and causing havoc. Even if you don’t see them, you’ll probably feel them. If you take action now, your home and yard will be ready. Here’s a few tips from go2-pros pest control on how to prevent mosquitoes from taking over.
Remove standing water
It’s no secret that mosquitoes love water. If you have standing water sitting around your home, it will no doubt attract mosquitoes eventually. Get rid of this water, wherever it may be. Clear out your gutters so water can move freely down the spout instead of pooling. Remove blockages from ditches near your home. Fill low spots in your yard with soil to prevent rainwater from pooling after a storm. Remove items from your yard that may collect water – this includes bird baths, empty plant pots, wheelbarrows, and toys. Even tiny amounts of standing water can attract mosquitoes, so remove it!
Keep your lawn cut short
Mosquitoes can breed quickly and they prefer to breed within the safety of tall grass. You can remove and prevent nesting by simply keeping your grass cut.
Install mosquito netting around outdoor living areas
Most of us love hanging out outside during the spring and summer. Don’t let your outdoor gatherings be ruined by nasty pests! Hand mosquito netting up around areas where you know you’ll be entertaining or spending a lot of time outdoors – including around your deck, patio, and sitting areas under trees. Make sure to buy netting specifically used to keep mosquitoes out. Some forms of netting have a weave that will still allow mosquitoes to squeeze through.
Wear personal protection
Light-colored clothing and the right bug spray is enough to keep mosquitoes at bay. Light-colored clothing is less attractive to certain species of mosquitoes. Look for fabrics that are tightly woven for additional protection against mosquitoes and other biting bugs.
Call a professional exterminator
You don’t have to wait until mosquitoes have overrun your home to get help! go2-pros can provide quality pest control throughout the season. Contact us to get your free quote, today!