How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your BackyardMay 14th, 2020
When the weather starts to warm and your family is moving outdoors, you may start to notice a problem. Those pesky mosquitoes appreciate the warm weather as well, and they can start making your outdoor time miserable. These mosquito control tips from Senske Services will show you how to get rid of mosquitoes once and for all, so you can start enjoying your outdoor living space again.
Types of Mosquito Control for Preventing Mosquitoes Outdoors
Everyone knows that mosquitoes are irritating, but mosquito borne viruses can be spread from person to person through mosquito bites. To prevent mosquito bites, it isn’t enough to simply kill mosquitoes when you see them. Preventing mosquitoes from nesting on your property should be your first priority.
If you’re serious about preventing mosquitoes from ruining your summer, you have a few options to help control their populations.
First, you can make your backyard inhospitable to them. Removing tall grasses and any source of standing water will help but unfortunately, it takes just a fraction of an inch of water to make a mosquito breeding ground. Heavy rain can create the right environment for new mosquitoes to grow, so simply removing water may not be enough.
A second option is to spray for them. Even here you have choices, though. Some sprays are designed to kill adult mosquitoes and can be hard on your yard and your family. Other sprays are designed to repel mosquitoes more naturally, allowing you to enjoy your backyard without risk.
What options are right for your yard? Truthfully, you probably need a mixture of environmental control and spraying. Senske can help you make a plan.
Inspect – Signs of Mosquitoes
Most of the time, homeowners know they have a backyard mosquito problem when they head outside to enjoy their yard, only to get eaten alive. Whoever, there are other signs you can see that show you have a problem before it becomes a huge one. Some signs that indicate you have a mosquito problem and need to learn the best way to control mosquitoes include:
- You hear a high buzzing sound
- You have standing water on your property
- You have shaded areas on your property
- You’re waking up with unexplained bug bites
- You see them in your home
Prepare – Remove Mosquitoes
If you’ve identified a mosquito problem, the next step is to get rid of the adult bugs. Mosquito traps are a non-toxic way to repel adult mosquitoes out of your yard. Backyard mosquito sprays can also include insecticides that kill off the adult mosquito population.
However, removing adult mosquitoes is not enough. If you have an infestation, then you likely have breeding ground in your yard. You’re going to need to remove ideal mosquito habitats to prevent them from coming back.
In addition, the right spray can kill mosquito larvae that are growing in stagnant water. The right outdoor mosquito control solutions can help.
Spray – Use the Right Mosquito Repellents
If you use the right mosquito control backyard spray, it will not only eliminate adult mosquitoes but also prevent them from coming back. It’s critical that the spray used in your mosquito control for the yard is professionally applied and EPA approved. This is the only way to ensure it is not going to add toxins to your yard. Few local retailers will carry the type of EPA registered mosquito repellent you need that is industrial strength.
The best mosquito control will make your yard inhospitable to the pests. It coats surfaces with a substance that smells bad to the mosquitoes, which drives them from your yard. It also coats the surface of standing water to prevent larvae from hatching and developing. This two-pronged approach will prevent new infestations from developing after you deal with the existing one.
Schedule Home Mosquito Control Today
One of the best mosquito control tips is to be proactive. Take care of home mosquito control before the infestation gets bad. Schedule Senske services to come to your home to apply mosquito control products, and enjoy a mosquito-free summer. Our process is guaranteed, so you can be confident that it will work.