The mosquito is considered to be the most dangerous animal on the planet. In fact, mosquito-borne illnesses are responsible for more than one million deaths per year. This flying pest exists on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. Don’t become a statistic. Keep your family—and yourself—safe from mosquito-caused harm by keeping these disease-ridden bugs away. Here’s how to get rid of mosquitoes.
Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes need still, stagnant water to breed. They flock to it in droves and invade the surrounding areas in search of tasty human blood. To prevent mosquitoes from terrorizing the still water on your property, either turn over the containers to empty them or apply mosquito dunks. Available at garden supply stores, mosquito dunks are coin-sized products that kill mosquito larvae for 30 days without harming other beneficial animals and insects that come into contact with the water.
Here are a few common items that contain still, stagnant, or standing water:
- Bird baths
- Kiddie pools
- Clogged gutters
- Dog bowls
- Plant containers
- Recycling bins
- Rainwater collecting in pools in areas with poor drainage
Insect repellants (or insecticides) are on the market to help deter mosquitoes from penetrating your premises. Purchase a spray product and apply it to all your vegetation, including grass, shrubs, bushes, low trees, gardens, and other areas in your lawn with landscaping. Granules are another option. Just distribute them with the help of a fertilizing spreader. Both products create a barrier that prevents mosquitoes from entering without the use of toxic fumes that pose a risk to small children or pets.
Trim Back Vegetation
Vegetation, like trees, shrubs, bushes, and other plants near a structure provide the shade mosquitoes need while they hide and breed. Lawns with well-trimmed vegetation have fewer places for mosquitoes to use as breeding grounds.
We Know How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
The qualified pest professionals at Green Lawn Fertilizing are experienced in keeping mosquitoes out of your hair. We create a protective barrier around the perimeter of your property so you don’t have to live in fear all summer. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote.
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