Mosquitoes are annoying pests that bring diseases and turn your yard into an uncomfortable environment. Take back your outdoor space with the help of Spencer Pest Services. As a pest control company offering mosquito yard treatment in South Carolina and North Carolina, we have the knowledge to make your yard mosquito-free this summer.
Transform Your Yard into an Uninviting Space
The first step towards keeping your yard mosquito-free this summer is to make it as uninviting as possible. Imagine if you went to someone’s home and they had no food, no water, no seats, and forced you to sit in the hot sun all day. You would likely leave pretty quickly and find another place to enjoy yourself.
You want to make your backyard a place where mosquitoes feel uncomfortable and want to leave as soon as possible. There are a number of ways you can accomplish this through proactive measures.
Choose Plants that Repel Mosquitoes
There are quite a few different plant species that repel mosquitoes. The oils from these plants are the most effective part of the plant that disgusts mosquitoes. These plants include lemon balm, lemon grass, lemon thyme, lavender, garlic, rosemary, basil, and catnip. Not only do these plants keep mosquitoes at bay, but they also make for excellent additions to your kitchen recipes.
Eliminate any Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs near areas of standing water. In order to keep the population in check, it is important to eliminate as many areas of standing water as possible. This includes fountains, roof gutters, bird baths, old tires, flower pots, tree holes, urns, rain barrels, pool covers, and old swimming pools. If you are unable to get rid of a pond or have a decorative landscape feature, you can always add mosquito repellent to the water itself.
Keep Grass and Hedges Trimmed
While they can be a nuisance, mosquitoes are not very hardy animals. The sun can be particularly brutal to them and they often search for places that have shade and hiding areas. In your yard, this could include trees, hedges, tall grass, etc. Keep your landscape trimmed and contained in order to repel these pests.
Spray Repellent Outside
Another way to keep mosquitoes away is to make the area smell disgusting to them. This can include spraying plant oils that they don’t like such as lavender, basil, and lemongrass around the perimeter of your yard.
These sprays can act as a homemade mosquito yard treatment in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Make Yourself Unappealing
Even if you are unable to get rid of all the mosquitoes in your yard, you can make yourself seem less like an attractive snack and more like a poisonous juice box.
Smell like a Natural Repellent
As we mentioned above, certain smells effectively deter mosquitoes from an area. In addition to any bug spray you may have, put on some natural oils to make yourself unappealing.
Just like there are smells that mosquitoes dislike, there are smells that they like too. Perfumes with vanilla and sweet-smelling flowers can be attractive to mosquitoes and entice them to come toward you. Avoid using these perfumes outdoors if you are trying to repel mosquitoes.
Wear Light-Colored Clothing
Fun fact—research has shown that mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors. While scientists are unsure of the reason for this, we can use this knowledge to our advantage by wearing light-colored clothing outside. This will make us seem less appealing.
Call in Reinforcements
When all else fails, call in the reinforcements. A professional pest control company, such as Spencer Pest Services will have the knowledge and expertise to effectively keep your yard mosquito-free this summer.
Our experienced technicians are able to quickly identify areas of your yard that provide opportunities for mosquitoes to thrive. We don’t just treat the problem, we find the root of it, and work towards a long-term solution.
Are you ready to take back your yard this summer? Spencer Pest Services offers mosquito yard treatment in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Call us at (864) 835-8792 or go online to schedule a mosquito yard treatment in North Carolina or South Carolina.