There are many options for helping prevent mosquitoes and as disease continues to be spread through these insects, it is important that you take the precautions necessary. If you’d like more information on mosquitoes and how to prevent them, complete our form on the right side of the page.
Tips to Help Limit Mosquitoes
Don’t Leave Standing Water
A mosquito loves standing water. So, make sure any toys, pots, tools or other items on your property are dumped out after a rain or are situated so that they don’t hold water. This could even mean piles of leaves and your rain gutters.
Plant Natural Repellent
A citronella plant produces an odor that helps repel mosquitoes. They do need to be harmed to release the chemicals, so for your next part or on a regular basis, rough the plant up to release the chemicals.
Hire a Pest Control Professional
Hiring a professional is the best way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and infiltrating your property. Mosquitoes vary in their travel range by species, but some only travel 300 feet during their life. So, if you can prevent a mosquito from breeding on your property, you lessen the chance of having them on your property regularly. You can view information from the CDC on mosquito bites and some prevention tips.
Applying a repellent or wearing a mosquito patch can help ward off these insects while you are outside or away from your home. These are of course temporary applications, but they are good to use when you are away from your property.
Hiring a pest control company helps prevent mosquitoes that come on to your property as well as the ones that lay eggs on your property. The next best prevention method is reducing standing water on your property. These two items combined should decrease the amount of insects in general, but especially mosquitoes.