There are several methods to keep mosquitoes out of your yard so you can enjoy your outdoor space. Although hiring a professional for pest treatment is usually the best course of action, there are many do-it-yourself pest prevention strategies you can try.
All of the do-it-yourself advice listed below is great for lowering the mosquito population surrounding your home. Still, none will completely rid your landscape of these disease-carrying pests. Get in touch with Armis Pest Management experts for the best mosquito prevention.
The following are some techniques for removing mosquitoes:
Torches or Candles with Citronella
Using citronella candles and torches is likely the most popular method of mosquito repulsion. You can surround yourself and your visitors safely by scattering a few citronella candles or torches around your outdoor activity. It works because citronella repels mosquitoes. They only cover the region nearest to the candles and are only effective for a bit of time.
Using chemical repellents purchased at a store is one of the most acceptable ways to manage mosquitoes efficiently. The University of New Hampshire has discovered that repellents containing one of the following components are the most effective: DEET, picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Traps for mosquitoes
The presence of a mosquito host, such as an animal or human, is imitated using mosquito traps. Typically, they give off the body heat, carbon dioxide, or perfume that mosquitoes find so alluring. The web then draws the mosquitoes inside, trapping them there. There are numerous types of mosquito traps that can be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. Among the most typical are:
- Heat: Using heat to attract mosquitoes creates a thermal heat plume that resembles the warmth of a person or animal. An approaching mosquito is drawn into the trap by the intake fan.
- Carbon Dioxide: These mosquito traps entice the pests with plumes of carbon dioxide that resemble human breath.
- Propane: These self-contained, often transportable traps generate heat and carbon dioxide. Additionally, they cost a little more than their equivalents.
Standing Water Removal
Removing all standing water from your yard is the most crucial thing you can do to safeguard your family and loved ones from the fury of these bloodsuckers. Standing water is where female mosquitoes lay their eggs, which later develop into larvae. They will reappear in less than two weeks as fresh adults prepared to eat. Rain gutters, tree stumps, old tires, kiddie pools, toys, and patio furniture are areas in your yard where standing water is frequently seen.