Natural Mosquito Control Methods to Implement this Summer Season
As the weather gets warmer, you’re likely to be outside a bit more often. Unfortunately, you’re not going to be alone. Instead, mosquitoes will probably be joining you throughout the summer months. What can you do to ensure serious mosquito reduction in your yard? These natural mosquito control tips can help.
- Think Standing Water: If you’re looking for natural mosquito control, one of the first things you can do is eliminate any standing water on the property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in and around water. It’s necessary for the eggs to hatch into larvae. In fact, they need just an inch of stagnant water. Once the eggs hatch, they feed on any organic matter in the water for the first ten days, so eliminating sources of standing water means eliminating potential mosquito problems. Of course, you should dump any buckets and such, but don’t forget to clean out your gutter, too. If you have sources of standing water around your yard on a regular basis, be sure you change them out weekly. This might include your pet bowls or your birdbaths. If you have a spot in your yard that tends to fill up with rainfall, you may want to consider filling it with dirt to help level things out. Finally, if you have a water feature or a pool, make certain your filters are working as they should and you’re treating it regularly.
- Think Lighting: Mosquitoes, just like many other insects, find the artificial lights you have in your yard at night virtually irresistible. It is, however, possible to keep them out of your yard with a simple switch of the bulbs. Specialized bug light bulbs are a good choice because they’re designed to reduce the UV light, and that may mean they attract fewer mosquitoes.
- Create a Breeze: If you plan to be outside, consider setting up an outdoor fan. Mosquitoes don’t fly well, and if you create an artificial breeze, you’re less likely to deal with them while you’re outside.
A mosquito reduction plan doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re struggling with mosquitoes in your yard, contact us today for help. We’ll ensure mosquitoes aren’t a problem for you this year.