Your backyard – it’s supposed to be your relaxing, outdoor playground. The backyard is the center of summer fun and recreation, but when mosquitoes invade, they turn your peaceful picnic into a feast for themselves. Annoying and dangerous, these hungry mosquitoes are unwelcome guests at any outdoor event. Not only do they inflict bites that itch and swell, they also carry disease and put your family’s health at risk.
How To Get Rid Of Mosquitos In Your Yard
The good news is that you can take some common sense steps to control mosquitos. Here are some ways to safely treat mosquitos and keep them away from your yard:
Keep Mosquitoes From Breeding
Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. It’s important to eliminate any standing or stagnant water in your yard and prevent it from collecting. Check and empty:
- bird baths
- plant pots
- any other type of container that might catch rainwater.
Note that water may also pool in low-lying areas or depressions in your yard and by rain gutters. Check your property for any pools of standing or stagnant water.
Keep Mosquitoes from Feeding
A good quality mosquito repellent spray will help keep the pests at bay. Wearing clothing that is light in color and that covers arms and legs provides some protection as well. Burning citronella candles outdoors can help reduce the mosquitoes in small areas.
When You Need An Insect Control Expert
When dusk falls, mosquitoes appear. Even if you take all the preventative measures suggested for backyard mosquito control, you may still find them ruining your outdoor activities.
Because mosquitoes pose a real health risk due to the diseases they may carry and transmit, if you have a mosquito problem that you cannot control with these simple measures, you may want to call a mosquito control expert.