Summer is here, and that means many families are spending more time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sultry evenings. The days are long, and people are taking advantage of that as often as possible. The only problem with summer is the abundance of mosquitoes that make themselves right at home in the yards of people who just want to entertain their families outside without worrying about bug bites and potential disease.
Mosquitoes do transmit various diseases, and their bites itch even if they don’t make people sick. Homeowners don’t want to feel they’re forced to spend time indoors thanks to the abundance of mosquitoes at home, so they’re looking for ways to get rid of them using mosquito treatment and control with the help of the professionals as well as on their own. These tips for mosquito prevention might be helpful for many homeowners.
Remove all Standing Water
Standing water doesn’t include the swimming pool unless it’s not filtered. When water moves, mosquitoes don’t want anything to do with it. they want stagnant water without any movement in which to build their homes and create new families. If there is standing water inside a child’s bucket after a rain, in an old fountain, or even in an old bird feeder, it’s time to dump it out and keep the water from collecting there. Mosquitoes want this still water, and not finding it means they’ll move on.
Use the Right Plants
It’s hard to say what every family should use on their deck, porch, or in the yard to get rid of mosquitoes, but the local nursery should be able to help. Lemongrass is a good example of something mosquitoes aren’t interested in. They don’t want to spend time near it, so it repels them away from areas in which it’s planted or sitting. Homeowners should research what mosquito repellent plants grow well in their area and incorporate that into their yard for a bit more control.
Call the Professionals
A professional mosquito company can help anyone get rid of mosquitoes. It’s not just a company coming to a home and spraying for bugs. It involves speaking to the homeowners, letting them know why they might have a problem in their yard, and how they can keep mosquitoes from nesting in their area. Sometimes it’s not the homeowner who has the problem. If there’s a vacant home in the area with a pool that’s not being used, it can cause a mosquito problem. The pros can help homeowners figure out what the issue is and work on a plan to eliminate it.
Mosquitoes are dangerous as well as irritating, but they aren’t a problem anyone is forced to live with. It’s something people can get rid of on their own, and it’s something people are able to control with the proper knowledge and education. Knowing what these insects are looking for is the first step in keeping them from becoming a problem for homeowners and their families.