We all know mosquitoes are a nuisance. They can snatch our outdoor fun with continuous buzzing and biting. Late spring rains followed by hot temperatures are one of the most favorable conditions for mosquitoes for breeding. Female mosquitoes find standing and dirty water as the perfect place for breeding purposes. Hence, they prefer laying eggs in and around standing water and also in small unclean containers in your backyard. Their breeding areas may also cover flower pots, ponds, marshes, puddles, empty tires, heavy shaded areas, and more. A group of female mosquitoes can lay thousands of eggs in just a couple of weeks. Apart from those itchy, mosquito bites also pose a health risk. They could potentially cause the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, and more.
Therefore, to protect yourself from being caught by any of these harmful diseases, it is imperative to keep these disease-carriers away from breeding in your yard. Follow these tips to do so.
- Stagnant Water Attracts Mosquitoes
As mentioned above, female mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water so ascertain that there is no standing water in your yard. It will have a quick effect on the number of mosquitoes plaguing your backyard. Besides, if you have a habit of putting a birdbath, make sure to replace its water daily.
- Make Natural Mosquito Repellent
Another way of keeping mosquitoes away from your yard is to use natural repellents such as essential oils. These oils contain elements such as citronella, clove, cedarwood, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and lemongrass which irks the mosquitoes. You can light candles made using some of these elements in your yard to remove mosquitoes.
- Use Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Some plants, such as lavender, citronella, marigolds, etc., produce fragrances and essential oils that repel mosquitoes. If you want to keep mosquitoes at bay and keep enjoying being outdoors, then plant these mosquito-repellers around the perimeter of your yard.
- Keep the Yard Clean
Stagnant or standing water is not the only area where mosquitoes like to grow. They find places such as moist soil in the lawn or trash of leaves and logs as another best place to lay eggs. Clean your yard by eliminating debris and treating damp soil areas. It is because a clean yard does not attract mosquitoes.
- Use Mosquito Tarps
Mosquito traps kill mosquitoes by attracting them thus benefit in reducing their population from the yard. So. If you are planning to stay outdoors for a party or some other event, then you should use tarps to protect everyone from mosquito bites. Tarps are proven to be most effective when used with other mosquito repellent products.
Mosquitoes Still Not Going Away?
Although the above tips are very effective, mosquitoes can get immune to these and keep on breeding in your yard. At this point, it becomes necessary to call a professional pest control service provider. They make sure to eliminate these pesky pests from your place using eco-friendly pest control techniques.