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Best Ways to Repel Mosquitoes from my Yard
It’s the time of the year again where mosquitoes are beginning to pop up out of nowhere. If you’re lucky enough not to have encountered them yet, just wait until summer hits. It’s truly unfortunate that so many people turn away from lounging outside on nice summer days because of pesky mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes will show up anywhere during the summer time: the pool, your yard, even inside your house. This can get old pretty quickly. Similarly, you might be getting tired of repeatedly using bug repellent and somehow still ending up with giant mosquito bites on your arms and legs. Leaving your house only to be attacked by mosquitoes isn’t exactly an incentive to enjoy your time outside.
When mosquitoes rule your yard, they essentially rule your life. It’s important to know how to get rid of them because they can cause a lot of unnecessary conflict. In this article, we’ll talk about mosquitoes, how they manage to take over specific spaces, and what exactly you can do to stop them. Read along to learn more.
Why Are Mosquitoes a Threat?
You might be thinking that mosquitoes aren’t all that bad. Of course, no one loves mosquitoes, as they’re possibly the most annoying and aggressive insects from a human perspective. But pest control is more important than simple discomfort or agitation.
One of the biggest reasons is that mosquitoes kill around 1 million people every year through blood transmitted illness. And even then, around 1 billion people are infected yearly as well. This is happening all over the world, including the United States.
Because of the risk certain types of disease carrying mosquitoes pose, mosquito control is crucial. In fact, in the United States, local governments work to keep mosquito populations down in order to reduce the risk of disease spreading. For many mosquito transmitted diseases, this method has proven successful.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away
In order to know how to keep mosquitoes away, you need to know what exactly attracts them. Luckily, mosquitoes are simple minded creatures, and as such, their basic needs are fairly simple. So, let’s take a look at how mosquitoes end up infesting yards and homes during the summer time.
These pests are tiny insects that are often difficult to track, so it’s important to know what kind of things they are attracted to and what kind of things they are repelled by. It can be difficult to track down the source of the issue on your own, but there are plenty of DIY hacks to help curb the number of mosquitoes in your yard.
Things That Attract Mosquitoes
You might be thinking that the vast number of mosquitoes in your yard is simply a stroke of bad luck. While luck might play a tiny factor, there’s usually a more rational reason for these things to happen. In all likelihood, something about your yard is attracting more mosquitoes than you expected.
Of course, this means that you could be inadvertently attracting these insects to your yard and subsequently into your home. This doesn’t mean that you’ve failed as a homeowner or that you’re doing something wrong. But it is important to be aware of all of the possible areas of your yard that could be breeding grounds for these mosquitoes.
Regular lawn maintenance gets rid of a lot of the issues we see in yards that attract pests. For example, keeping your grass short is a good way to encourage mosquitoes to hang around bushes and trees on the outskirts of the property rather than in the middle of it. That said, mosquitoes like dark, moist spaces. This includes any standing water, tall grass, debris in the yard, etc.
How to Repel Mosquitoes
Well, the first step of getting rid of your mosquito problem is generally to clean up your yard if it’s not up to standard. Clear any significant debris as well as puddles and other forms of standing water from your yard. Make sure that your gutters and spouts are routinely cleaned and taken care of.
If these tips don’t work, the next step is to actively work to reduce the number of mosquitoes. This can be anything from store bought repellants to do it yourself fixes. There are specific types of plants that mosquitoes find utterly repulsive, like basil, lavender, and catnip. Plant these in your yard, and you might end up fixing the problem yourself.
Additionally, you can purchase and install mosquito zappers in and around your lawn area to help keep the population down. But, if all else fails, and you still find that you have a problem after trying DIY fixes, it might be time to bring in a professional.
Mosquito Repellant for Yard
At Skeeter Beater, it is incredibly important to us that our clients have a safe and calm space in their yard to lounge and relax. During the summer time, the last thing you want is the stress of a hundred bugs attacking you all at once. If the problem has become so bad that you can’t even enjoy your time outside on your own lawn, it’s time to call us for help.
If you live in the Chicagoland area and are interested in pest control services, no one can beat Skeeter Beater. We provide safe, reliable, and effective repellent and extermination services for our clients. Plus, we keep the customer at the forefront of every job. This means that we work with you on an individual level in order to meet your specific needs.
We at Skeeter Beater can provide you with solid solutions for your yard. Our friendly technicians are always happy to help. For more information, visit our website and request a quote or contact us. Our employees can give you more details about our specific services and packages. Make this summer the most enjoyable yet, and get rid of all the annoying pests in your yard.