Ah, mosquitoes. Everybody truly hates them, and nobody seems to have any issue with eradicating them. Their buzzing is incredibly annoying, their bite hurts and itches, and they can transmit Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, and various other mosquito borne illnesses. They don’t even prey on bugs worse than themselves. Mosquitoes are one pest that nobody has any pity for.
You don’t have to stay inside just because the mosquitoes have returned this spring. Warm weather, green grass, and a hot barbecue are calling your name – don’t let the mosquitoes take over your property! If you take a few easy steps to eliminate existing mosquitoes and prevent more from hatching, you stand a pretty good chance of enjoying your back yard whenever you want.
Here are four of the best pest control tips for avoiding a mosquito invasion:
Eliminate any standing, stagnant water on your property.
It doesn’t take much swampy water to hatch thousands of mosquito larvae. Look for buckets, tires, flower pots, and anything else that might contain old water. Empty, clean, and refill bird baths and fountains frequently. Be sure that pond and pool water is filtered and treated correctly. And after all that, ask your neighbors to do the same things!
Consider putting certain types of plants on your property that can help repel mosquitoes.
Citronella grass, marigolds, lavender, and catnip are just a few easy-to-grow plants that can help keep mosquitoes at bay.
Maintain a neat yard.
Keep your grass cut and make sure to remove grass clippings from the yard and remove fallen leaves. These items can hold moisture that will invite mosquitoes to your yard.
When you are outside enjoying your yard, there are several things you can do to prevent mosquitoes from ruining the festivities.
Try burning citronella candles, torches, or coils to drive away mosquitoes. You can also employ the use of mosquito repellents or lotions containing DEET. And if it’s possible, turn on a fan or two. Even the gentlest breeze is too much wind for a mosquito to fly through.
Even after all of this is done, some homeowners still find that mosquitoes put a damper on their barbecues. In these instances, North Fulton Pest Solutions recommends a multi-faceted approach to ensure effective mosquito control. Our protocol incorporates a combination of up to 4 different products to help control mosquitoes including an adulticide that targets mature biting mosquitoes, a synergist that makes adult mosquitoes more susceptible to the adulticide product, an insect growth regulator that interrupts the mosquito reproduction cycle, and a larvicide that prevents immature mosquitoes from ever developing into biting adults. Most other services simply use an adulticide yielding far inferior results. Call North Fulton Pest Solutions at 770-475-7419 for the best pest control for mosquitoes in the Atlanta area.