Tennessee Mosquito Control: Prevention Tips
In Tennessee, mosquito season can vary as their activity highly depends on our weather conditions. We can see mosquitoes as early as March and as late as October, giving us several long months of dealing with these nuisance pests. So, how can we prevent mosquitoes from taking over our yards? Check out the mosquito prevention tips below to deter mosquitoes so you can enjoy your yard again!
Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes need water to survive and breed. Removing stagnant bodies of water is essential to avoid their presence. Inspect your yard for any items holding water, including fountains, buckets, flowerpots, pet bowls, tire swings, etc. Removing these items will help eliminate the chance of a mosquito infestation during peak mosquito time. Likewise, check your gutters for any debris or leaves clogging them. Clogged gutters will create standing water and result in the perfect breeding place for mosquitoes.
Keep a Tidy Yard
Mosquitoes tend to hide in tall grass and shrubbery. If you aren’t already, keep your grass mowed regularly. Additionally, mosquitoes hide under shaded areas in yards to avoid the wind. Trim back trees and shrubs that are overgrown to avoid them populating in your yard. If you’re storing wood on your property, consider covering or storing it in containers with tightly sealed lids and placing it at least 20 feet away from your home.
Consider Extra Protection
While placing do-it-yourself prevention at your home can help avoid mosquito activity, sometimes it’s better left to the professionals to eliminate them. There are several mosquito control methods to consider for eliminating and preventing mosquitoes from your yard. Green mosquito control is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional treatments and can be applied monthly during peak mosquito season. Green mosquito treatments utilize products derived from flowers and bacteria instead of harsh chemicals. These treatments work to reduce adult and larvae mosquitoes from the property and are only applied to areas where needed.
If you have a mosquito problem and are interested in green mosquito treatments, contact your local pest control company for more information and a free quote!