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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
It’s beginning to be the time of year that mosquitoes and other pests start popping up everywhere. In the spring and summer months, pests literally come crawling out of the woodwork. They show up anywhere and everywhere: the pool, the beach, your yard, even inside your own house.
It might seem like there’s no respite during these next few months from the constant bombardment of mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs that sometimes carry diseases. It can be nerve wracking to deal with a horde of mosquitoes attacking you every time you leave your house.
When you have a bit of a mosquito problem in your own yard, it makes it difficult to enjoy your home to the fullest extent. A beautiful evening can turn into an ugly night of trying not to scratch your arms and legs.
In this article, we’ll discuss what causes mosquitoes to show up in some places more than others, as well as what you can do to get rid of them. If you’re tired of waking up with red spots all over your legs, it might be time to take charge of your mosquito situation. Read along to learn more about how you can eliminate and prevent mosquitoes from pestering your family.
What Attracts Mosquitoes to Your Yard?
You might be wondering, “Why my yard?” Trust us, we understand that it might seem like a completely random occurrence, but there’s usually a reason as to why mosquitoes are drawn to a certain place.
This means that there might be issues in your yard that could be inadvertently attracting the bugs. This doesn’t mean that you’ve neglected your yard. In fact, you probably don’t even think twice about some of the things that might attract mosquitoes.
The good news is that many of these issues are easy to fix with regular lawn maintenance. So, what exactly attracts mosquitoes to your yard? Well, mosquitoes tend to like dark and humid spaces. They create nests for breeding in places that have a lot of shade and moisture. Some examples include under leaves, in hollow trees, pools of water, and tall grass.
This is why we suggest that you keep your lawn as clear as possible. This includes material items as well as natural landscaping. Any toys or furniture or any other debris just make it easier for mosquitoes to hide.
How to Kill Mosquitoes
If you don’t have much experience dealing with mosquitoes, you might not know what it takes to get rid of them. It’s not difficult to get rid of them once you know the methods to use. Some of these methods include DIY sprays, store bought repellants, traps, and more.
Outdoor methods to kill mosquitoes are plentiful. There are a lot of natural scents and essential oils that are incredibly offensive to mosquitoes. This includes scents like garlic, lemon eucalyptus oil, citronella, and peppermint. These essential oils tend to work best when mixed into a fat like coconut oil.
You can also set up mosquito traps–store bought or DIY. Or you can purchase zappers or electrocutors to set up around areas on your property. But sometimes the issue is too big to be solved through do it yourself means.
If these or the following methods don’t seem to work, you might need to consult a professional for help. Lucky for you, a professional will be able to deal with the problem, no matter how big or small the problem may seem.
The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
So, how do you begin to address your mosquito issue? Especially if you find yourself with a severe infestation, it can seem impossible to get these bugs out of your living space. There are plenty of home remedies out there on the internet that you could spend forever just reading up on them. Many of the commonly sold products that get rid of mosquitoes unfortunately can be bad for the environment, so we suggest attempting natural solutions first.
Believe it or not, some of the best methods of getting rid of mosquitoes actually require just a few household ingredients. The first method is creating a DIY bug spray. This solution is made from onion, garlic, liquid dish soap, water, and cayenne pepper. Spray this mixture around your deck and any other extremities that make up your home.
You can also plant mosquito repellent plants in your yard. This is an easy way to add to the landscape of your home while also providing a useful function. Some plants that repel mosquitoes are lavender, rosemary, basil, mint, sage, and more. So not only will these plants keep pests away, they will also provide your property with lovely natural scents.
Mosquito Control Solutions
We at Skeeter Beater know how important it is for our clients to have space in their yard to relax. Mosquitoes can be the reason you don’t go outside during the best months of the year to be outdoors. Don’t allow a pest to dictate what you do with your time and space. In order to truly enjoy your home to its fullest potential, you need to address your mosquito problem.
Your yard is part of your home and should provide extra comfort and security rather than stress. That’s why we at Skeeter Beater do what we do. We provide safe, reliable, and effective services in repelling and eliminating pests that can pass on diseases like mosquitoes and ticks.
We offer packages of various sizes for both commercial businesses and residential homes. We approach each client differently to fit their specific needs. We will work with you to provide the best solution for your lawn.
So, if you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for a pest control company that can provide solid solutions for your yard, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website to receive a quote. Once you gain control of your mosquito problem, you’ll be able to enjoy your yard in peace.
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