Summertime is known for fun family parties, backyard barbeques with friends, lazy days by the pool, and mosquitoes. Unfortunately, these pests can ruin the most picturesque of summer get togethers. Although these insects may seem to never go away, there are several tricks to keeping your yard mosquito-free.
- Mosquitoes lay their eggs on water, so getting rid of any standing water in your yard is the best way to prevent them from swarming your outdoor space. Any standing water, even a quarter of an inch deep, will attract mosquitoes. For this reason, go through your yard and address any pooling that is occurring.
Check your home’s gutters, landscaping, roof, and other surfaces for signs of standing water. Additionally, treat pools, ponds, bird baths, and water fountains with bacillus thuringiensis israelensis. This is a bacterium that will eliminate any mosquito eggs that are laid without any side effects for people or animals.
Because clogged gutters are a common breeding ground for mosquitoes, the Leaf Slugger gutter cleaning prevention system will address this issue for years to come. A maintenance-free solution, the Leaf Slugger water management system will keep gutters from clogging and prevent standing water.
- Mosquito misting is an insecticide approach that keeps mosquitoes out of your yard. If you are comfortable using chemicals, you can create a mist or fog on your own or have an exterminator do it.
- Many homeowners do not like the idea of spreading chemicals around the backyard. Luckily, there is a natural way to ward off mosquitoes. Citronella, catnip, marigolds, and rosemary are all plants that mosquitoes hate. Additionally, you may place citronella candles around your yard to further drive away these pests.
- Your phone may also be able to help you keep mosquitoes at bay. An app has been designed to release an ultrasonic tone that mosquitoes avoid. Because this tone can also be heard by dogs and cats, this is probably not the best method if you have pets.
Contact us today to find out how Leaf Slugger can help you in your fight against mosquitoes!
*Ideas credited to https://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/05/27/mosquito-proof-your-yard/.