Mosquitoes are among the most common and annoying pests found in our Gulf Coast area. In addition to being a general nuisance, mosquitoes can carry and spread harmful diseases. If you find yourself constantly swatting away these unwanted pests, our 5 tips for helping with mosquito control are perfect for you to keep these unwanted bugs at bay.
Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes are naturally drawn to standing water, so if you have puddles around your house, you can expect mosquitoes to be near. To minimize the chances of mosquitoes making your house their new home, get rid of as much unnecessary water as possible. Pay attention to leaky faucets that create puddles as well as any item that collects water when it rains, such as trash cans.
Take Care of Pools and Ponds
Pools and ponds make beautiful additions to your home, and you should be free to use them as you wish without the fear of bringing about unwanted pests such as mosquitoes. To ensure your pools and ponds do not act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes, treat them accordingly. The chlorine used to treat swimming pools will deter mosquitoes from laying eggs in your pool. If you have a small pond, aerate the water – mosquitoes will avoid moving water, so this is a fool-proof way to deter the pests from laying eggs there.
Make Use of Plants
Some plants naturally repel pests like mosquitoes. To make the most of your garden, deter mosquitoes by planting catnip, marigolds, ageratum or horsemint. However, if you do have cats, your cat will respond to the plant as they love catnip. You can even plant these in a flower pot that you can move around your house as needed.
Cut Your Grass
Mosquitoes like to rest in shady areas, and by keeping your grass short, there will be fewer areas available for them to stay. Also, ensure that your bushes and hedges are trimmed properly. Overgrown greenery can house hundreds of unwanted mosquitoes; you should be sure to keep your lawn in tip-top shape
Hire a Pest Control Specialist
While natural solutions may work to eliminate the number of mosquitoes flying around your house, there’s only so much these solutions can do. If you are searching for a more intense way to eliminate the mosquitoes found around your house, consult with a pest control specialist such as ProShield Pest Control. Pest control specialists are trained to handle any type of pest control situation you may need and they have proven results. If you’re experiencing a constant swarm of mosquitoes, it may be time to call in a specialist.
We hope our five tips help you in controlling the number of mosquitoes you face this summer. If you are looking for a trusted pest control expert to take care of your mosquito problem at home, look no further than ProShield Pest Control. With over 30 years of experience serving Mobile and Baldwin County areas, we are your trusted pest control experts. Give us a call today at (251) 776-2362 to learn more.