Pest Control Tips: How to Beat Backyard Mosquitoes

Woodstock mosquito controlIf you’ve spent the time and money to create a beautiful backyard, summer is the season to take advantage of it. Unfortunately there’s one thing that can easily ruin neighborhood barbecues, alfresco family dinners, and lazy Saturday games of catch- itchy mosquito bites!

We can help you get rid of these annoying insects. Protect All Pest Control is now certified in mosquito control and we are happy to offer mosquito treatment services to our clients. Give us a call at 770-212-9990 for an estimate.

Professional mosquito control is the most effective way to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer fun, but these tips can also help you cut down on their numbers.

  • Get rid of standing water- This is the number one most important way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard! Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant or slow-moving water, so keeping standing water out of your yard will deprive them of their breeding grounds. Empty and re-fill bird baths weekly, keep rain barrels covered, and make sure any toys, sandbox covers, wheelbarrows, etc. are turned upside down so they can’t collect water. It’s also important to check loose tarps and covers that could be concealing puddles of rainwater (boat covers, grill covers, etc.). Remove any slack so that rainwater runs off instead of collecting.
  • Landscape with beneficial plants- Certain plants may help repel mosquitoes from your yard, including mums, marigolds, daisies, and asters. Basil and coriander (cilantro) are also thought to keep insects at bay, plus they can make a great addition to your summer cookouts.
  • Change your light bulbs– If you want to enjoy warm summer nights in your yard without enduring a swarm of bugs, switch to yellow-tinted bug lights. The wavelengths of these bulbs are less visible to bugs, so you can illuminate your porch or patio without attracting unwanted company.

Ready to win the battle for your backyard? Contact us today!

Photo by Leszek Leszczynski via Flickr CC 2.0

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