Throughout the cold winter months, you may be daydreaming of what you will do outdoors when the weather starts warming up and before it gets too scorching hot in mid-summer. Unfortunately, there are few places around the world that do not have to deal with the incessant biting of mosquitoes during the pleasant weather months. They can make your arms and legs itch and prevent you from enjoying being outside. As spring and summer weather approaches, many people begin wondering how to get rid of a mosquito problem around their homes. Looking for ways to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your yard is a great way to suppress the high numbers of mosquitoes.

Natural Preventions

Keeping mosquitoes from buzzing around your home can be quite tricky as they are drawn to your breath. No, they aren’t loving the smell of the onions on your quarter pounder with cheese. Mosquitoes have a very attuned sense of smell and follow the scent of CO2 in your breath. Not breathing is not an option for people so introducing other scents into your yard that repel mosquitoes can be the next best thing. Planting mosquito-repelling plants around your house and patio can prevent your yard from flying around your home. Plants like:

  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Basil
  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums

When you plan on being outside for a while, light a citronella candle to repel those little pests, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without having to deal with mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in shallow, calm water. Never let standing water remain on your property.  Inspecting your property of any places that hold water and promptly turning over any containers that may fill up with rain or water from sprinklers can help keep your yard from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Keep an outdoor fan going if you are on the porch or patio to create a breeze. Mosquitoes can’t fly well in the wind and a fan will, at least, keep these little flyers from landing on you when you are outside.

Over-the-counter foggers and sprays

You can purchase over-the-counter foggers to spray in your shrubs or around the perimeter of your yard.  Mosquito repellent sprays can be applied to your skin and clothes and can be highly effective.

Professional help

If you still have a mosquito problem around your home, don’t take the risk of getting a mosquito-borne disease or even an infected bite from scratching. Call a professional to treat your yard for mosquitoes and keep them away. Treatments from a professional pest control company include:

  • Fogging your yard
  • Spraying a barrier spray that actually bonds to plants
  • Treating water features to stop mosquitoes from breeding

If you want to seriously rid your yard of mosquitoes so your family can enjoy the beautiful weather this year and you live in Leander, Tx, call DM Pest Control today!