Mosquitoes are quite the pesky pest to have around your home. Not only are they annoying because of their itchy bites, but they are also potentially dangerous, spreading serious diseases that will harm your family—including your fur-babies. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent and get rid of mosquitoes.
Six Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
1. Eliminate of Standing Water
Mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water because that’s where they lay their eggs. Remove everything that can collect water like bird baths, containers, buckets, and trash. You’ll take away the meeting place for the mosquitoes on your property.
2. Plant the Right Plants
Herbs like citronella, lavender, and rosemary can give off scents that repel mosquitoes. Try using candles and planting some of these fresh herbs; they make a great centerpiece for your table, too. Win-win.
3. Use a Bug Spray
Apply a lotion or spray repellent containing DEET (N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide) to your skin. Many can prevent mosquito bites for an hour or two, though it depends on what type you use.
4. Make Sure Screens Are Tight
During the peak of the mosquito season, these pests will gladly follow their meal inside: you! Teach everyone in the family to close the doors right away, and should you like to let a breeze in, make sure all your screens on doors and windows are tight without any holes.
5. Switch to LED Light Bulbs
Non-LED bulbs can attract bugs—and mosquitoes are no exception. While LED bulbs won’t prevent mosquitoes from making their way to your patio, they won’t attract them either.
6. Work with a Pest Control Company
Call the pest pros at Green Pest Solutions. We are mosquito experts and have experience taking care of this potentially dangerous insect. Contact us today at 877-636-9469 for a free quote.
The United States is home to some 200 species of mosquito, 60 of which live in the tristate area. Their bites are not only annoying and painful; they can also be dangerous carriers of disease. Avoid these flying pests with this guide from Green Pet Solutions.
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