Not only are mosquito bites highly irritating, but mosquitoes also pose a health risk. There are several diseases that mosquitoes carry including Zika and West Nile viruses. This notorious summer pest can ruin your time outdoors in no time. Many people wish they could eradicate the problem all together and never have to deal with this pest again. Well, A-Tex Pest Management would like to share some tips to help keep the mosquito population down in your yard this summer.
Remove Stagnant Water to Keep Mosquitoes from Breeding In
There are many places that you may find standing water in your yard. This standing water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. They will lay their eggs and reproduce as soon as they find some water and before you know it, you will have a mosquito infestation on your hands. Removing any standing water you may find in your yard will help you avoid this problem all together. Some places you might want to check are:
• Debris (old tires, tarps and other trash)
• Ponds & Bird Baths
• Low-Lying Areas in Your Lawn
• Potted Plants
Even the smallest items like bottle caps can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes; so clean up your yard to prevent them from reproducing.
Trim Landscape to Keep Mosquitoes Away
In case you haven’t noticed, mosquitoes are at their worst during the cooler parts of the day, dawn and dusk. They don’t tolerate the heat well and need a place to hand out during the hottest times of the day. If your grass is unusually long or your bushes haven’t been trimmed in some time, they may very well become the perfect hiding spot for mosquitoes when they can’t find anywhere else to go midday. Keeping your landscaping trimmed can help guard against the mosquito population.
What Plants Can I Put in My Yard to Repel Mosquitoes?
There are several plants that will effectively repel mosquitoes. This simple act can save you from mosquito infestations this summer. Some of the plants that mosquitoes will surely avoid include:
Make sure that the plants you select can thrive in the environment that you live in. Some plants like citronella can only grow in places that don’t experience frost so they may need to be planted in a pot that can be moved indoors when the temperatures plummet.
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If you have tried all of the above tips, you may need to consider hiring a professional pest control company like A-Tex Pest Management to help you stay on top of the mosquito population on your property. We can provide a barrier spray along with larvicides that will get rid of any eggs that be found in ponds and other water sources found within your property. Don’t waste one more day trying to battle this strong-willed pest and let the professionals at A-Tex Pest Management do it for you. Call us today!