There’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a summer barbecue, yard game or campfire while being eaten alive by mosquitos. But, you don’t have to spend your summer swatting these pesky critters.
Below are some simple tips to help reduce mosquito populations in and around your yard.
1. Remove containers that can hold water.
Eliminating these water sources takes away ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
2. Clean out your gutters.
This will ensure they do not contain wet leaves or standing water.
3. Eliminate all standing water in your yard.
Drain or fill the holes on your property so they do not continue to collect water.
4. Manage decorative yard ponds.
Treat these areas with biorational larvicide, and make sure you install a device to keep the water moving.
5. Keep grass, bushes and shrubs manicured.
This will reduce harborage areas for mosquitoes to congregate and rest during the day.
6. Avoid over-watering lawns and gardens.
The less water in puddles and topsoil layers, the less chances for mosquitoes to successfully breed.
7. Treat your yard.
We recommend applying mosquito insecticide and insect growth regulator to your yard once a month for increased control throughout the summer.
Sometimes, reducing the mosquito population around your home can be difficult without professional help. Do you have questions about or need help getting rid of mosquitoes in your yard? Contact us for a mosquito-free summer.