Mosquitos are like the dandelions of the insect world — they show up when they are unwanted, they multiply quickly, and just when you think you have a handle on them, you find a few that were missed and start the cycle of eradication all over again! Enjoying warm nights should be done without the company of blood-sucking mosquitos that leave not only with annoying bites, but with the potential of disease transmission as well. If you are looking for ways to keep your property bite-free, we have a few tips here at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc.
- Watch out for standing water. Mosquitos live and breed in standing water — it’s why they are so present around lakes and other water sources. They don’t need a lot of standing water, either — the amount of standing water in a puddle, bird bath, pet water dish or even a flooded flowerpot will do. Keeping your property flood-free will go a long way in getting rid of mosquitos. Try adding pumps that will keep water circulating to your water features in your yard and eliminate anything that standing water can accumulate in.
- Plant mosquito-repelling plants. Most mosquitos hate the smell of certain plants like lemongrass and citronella. They also don’t care for catnip (although you may attract a few cats!), rosemary and thyme.
- Look into mosquito spraying. Mosquito spraying is an effective way to kill the larvae and eggs before they can become an ever-present issue in your yard. Be sure to have your mosquito spraying done by professionals for best results.