Nobody wants to spend their summer swatting insects away. You should be able to enjoy your garden in all its glory without having to fight your way from the porch to the shed. Unfortunately, mosquitos didn’t get that particular memo, and so in order to teach them a lesson, pay close attention from here on in.
Repelling Mosquitoes in your Yard
The first step when it comes to repelling mosquitoes in your yard is to take a good look around for anything at all that can hold water. Bird baths, paddling pools, water fountains and animal feeders can all become home to mosquito larvae. If you can empty or remove these items then you should do so.
The ABC of Repelling Mosquitoes Services
PREP FOR EACH APPLICATION:
- Collect and cover all kid’s and pet toys from the areas to be treated: Entire yard, under decks, areas with foliage, under trees, etc.
- Fish Ponds: Precautionary – Turn off circulation pumps and stretch a tarp over the pond and anchor the tarp with bricks, stone or other heavy objects. May be removed when application is complete. ASK ABOUT OUR ‘FISH SAFE’ MOSQUITO DUNKS’
- Pet dishes are emptied, overturned and/or removed
- Consider mowing the day before the application.
- Tip over or throw away and receptacle that will hold rainwater or collect condensation or dew. Items as small as a pop bottle lid or empty aluminum can are enough to support mosquito larvae.
- Property Upkeep:
- clear brush and wood piles
- leafy debris piled up in unmaintained areas
- clean debris out of window wells
- fire bowls – empty regularly or drill a drain hole in the bottom if it holds water
- Minimize or limit all standing or stagnant water in rain barrels, ornamental ponds, bird baths, watering cans, children’s toys, etc.
- Anything that can fill up with rainwater should be tipped so it drains or turned over so it won’t collect water.
ORNAMENTAL & FISH PONDS: Ask us about Mosquito Dunks
Find a reputable local pest control professional that you TRUST and have them do the work for you. Check them out on the BBB and read their reviews on Google to see what kinds of experiences other people have had with them.
You may think you are saving money however, a single misapplication could have significant and adverse or deadly consequences for you or your loved ones.