Spring is around the corner and so is mosquito season! Mosquito season tends to start sooner for those of us who live in the southeastern region of the United States. Mosquitoes are a major nuisance and can even be a danger to you, your family, and pets if prevention methods aren’t put in place. Keep reading to discover more about preventing mosquitoes.
Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes only need a small amount of stagnant water to successfully breed. Identifying these areas around your home before it’s too late is one of the best ways to prevent mosquitoes in your yard. Start looking for items that can hold water, like toys, buckets, outdoor pet bowls, bird baths, and tire swings. Be proactive in removing or changing the water out daily in these types of items.
Utilize Mosquito-Repelling Plants
These pesky pests might seem impossible to remove but another way to repel them from your yard is to plant mosquito repelling plants. Some flowers and plants can keep these pests away from your house, especially citronella, marigold, lavender, rosemary, catnip, and peppermint.
Call a Pest Professional
If these tips aren’t helping in keeping mosquitoes away, then a monthly mosquito control service is another great option. You don’t have to keep battling mosquitoes alone and a local pest control company can have your back during this season with mosquito reduction programs that target both adult and larvae mosquitoes.
Enjoy your yard this spring and request a free mosquito estimate now!