Is there anything more annoying than mosquitos? Mosquitos put an end to any backyard gathering pretty quick. Who wants to be outdoors when they are constantly being attacked and harassed by these biting insects. Not only are they annoying, but they also pose threats to humans with the diseases they can carry such as Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, and Zika. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent mosquitos from taking over your yard so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces in peace.
Put Up Some Bat Houses
Bats love mosquitos! Invite a few of them to live on your property by installing a bat house or two. Bats make great tenants. They’re quiet, they keep to themselves, and they pay their rent in the form of devouring large amounts of mosquitos every night. Bats are a great sight to see at night while you’re enjoying your patio, mosquito-free.
Make a Mosquito Trap
An easy yet effective method to control mosquitos in your yard is by making a DIY bug trap. These traps are perfectly safe and can be made with basic household items.
- 1 two-liter bottle
- Masking tape
- Cutting tool
Begin by cutting off the top half of the two-liter. Turn it over and place it nozzle down so it nests inside the bottom half, then tape them together.
To attract mosquitoes to their doom just add in 1 cup of hot water to 1 cup of sugar and mix in 1 teaspoon of yeast. Mosquitos won’t be able to resist the delicious odor, will become trapped, and drown.
Dump Out Standing Water
We all know that mosquitos breed in standing water but most of us only think of ponds and swamps. We don’t usually think of rain barrels, the kids’ toys, flower pots, birdbaths, old tires, and animal waterers. Mosquitos can breed in just a tiny amount of water and in 8-10 days you’ll have a whole new generation of mosquitos to contend with. All it takes to drive the population down is to take a walk around your yard after it rains and dump out all the standing water.
In some instances, you can’t help but have standing water around your property. Why should the birds and our animals suffer because of mosquitos? Luckily you can water your animals and enjoy watching birds take baths without the threat of mosquitos breeding. Dissolvable mosquito pellets is the answer. Mosquito pellets contain a natural mosquito larvicide, which kills mosquito larvae but is safe for wildlife and pets. Just place one in any standing water to control mosquitos for up to a month.
Use a Mosquito Repellant Spray
You could always go the old fashioned route and use mosquito spray. This won’t solve your mosquito problem but it will sure make a difference for the time you are outdoors. Make sure that the mosquito spray contains DEET which is an essential ingredient in repelling mosquitos.
Hire a Professional
None of the methods above will eliminate 100% percent of the mosquitos. If you want full protection from mosquitos then you need professional mosquito control from Royal Greens. With our specialized mosquito spray, we can significantly drive down the population of mosquitos in your yard by targeting known mosquito breeding areas.
Just call us 301-831-3731 or you request more information on our site.