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How Do I Keep Mosquitoes Away From My Home?

Posted on Apr 25, 2022 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_430169245Mosquitoes are tiny, blood sucking, flying insects that can be a big problem buzzing around your face, arms, and legs. Say goodbye to lazy summer evenings sitting on the porch or laying in the hammock. Mosquitoes and your family are like oil and water, they do not mix. If your home has a mosquito problem, working to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your yard and repelling the adult mosquitoes away from your frequented outdoors spaces is a good start. But calling a professional to eradicate mosquitoes from your property can truly give you the freedom to use your yard whenever you like without suffering through mosquito bites.

Natural Repellents and Prevention

Discouraging mosquitoes from entering your yard is the best way to stop a problem before it gets started. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in shallow, calm water. Never let standing water remain on your property for even one day. Inspecting your property of any places that hold water and promptly turning over any containers that may fill up with water from rain or sprinklers can help keep mosquitoes from breeding in your yard.

Planting mosquito repelling plants around your house and patio can prevent your yard from becoming a popular hangout for these blood suckers. Plants like basil, lemon grass, lavender, marigolds, and geraniums can naturally repel mosquitoes.

When you plan on being outside for a while, light a citronella candle to repel those little pests and allow you to enjoy your outdoor space without having to deal with mosquitoes. Also, keep an outdoor fan going if you are on the porch or patio to create a breeze. Mosquitoes can’t fly well in the wind and a fan will at least keep these little flyers away from you when you are outside.

Call a professional

Mosquitoes are not the kind of pest you want buzzing around your home or your family. They can use wet spots in your yard for laying eggs, including at the foot of some of your favorite flowering plants. Male mosquitoes eat nectar from flowers while the females are the ones torturing your family with bites. The entire lifecycle of a mosquito can be just two weeks long but they can get a lot of biting in before they die.

If you still have a mosquito problem around your home, don’t take the risk of getting an infected bite from scratching or even a disease. There are over the counter foggers you can purchase as well as mosquito repellent to spray on your skin and clothes.

The best way to rid your yard of mosquitoes and keep them away is by hiring a professional to treat your yard. Treatments from a professional pest control company include:

  • Treating water features to stop mosquitoes from breeding
  • Fogging your yard
  • Spraying a barrier spray that actually bonds to plants

Protect your family from the annoying to dangerous bites of mosquitoes by calling a professional to treat your yard and home from mosquitoes. Call San Joaquin Pest Control in Visalia, CA today!

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Topics: Pest Treatment Options, Homeowner, Seasonal Pest Protection for Home or Yard, Mosquitos

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