Four Mosquito Control Techniques Help Keep Your Family Safe

To get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, you have to start early. If they’re already biting, it’s already too late. Mosquito abatement begins by controlling any standing water on or near your property. The best mosquito control is simply dumping out any standing water you can: in rain barrels, in gutters, from hollow tree trunks, in upturned tires or cans or cups left out. Mosquito reduction starts with draining any standing water you find.

  1. Neighborhood Effort

Share this tip with your neighbors as well so you can get everyone o help reduce the number of breeding areas available to mosquitoes. Make sure pools are treated properly, and that kiddie pools are dumped out after use. This alone can vastly reduce mosquitoes in an area.

  1. Mosquito Abatement by Treating Standing Water

Following this, you can get rid of mosquitoes in your yard by treating standing water with Bacillus thuringiensis. Go to a garden center and they’ll be able to provide you with this naturally occurring bacterium. It kills mosquito larvae. Just be sure you don’t interfere with any natural wetlands or stream.

  1. Mosquitoes Need Fans

You know, mosquitoes don’t have many fans, but you can help. If you have porch ceiling fans, or a big stand up fan, you can keep an area mosquito-clear just by turning the fans on. Mosquitoes can’t fly well. They’re very weak fliers, and a good breeze will prevent them from landing anywhere they want.

  1. Call A Mosquito Control Professional

In addition to the approaches mentioned above, the most effective way to reduce and control mosquitoes is to call a professional pest and mosquito control company like Ransford. Ransford uses an EPA-approved monthly treatment that only targets insects. They mist your yard with two organic products simultaneously: a natural insecticide and an insect growth regulator.  Following your property inspection and treatment, they also make personalized recommendations on steps you can take to help reduce the number of Mosquitoes on your property.

Contact Ransford today for more information on our mosquito reduction program.

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