Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests out there. Not only do they leave itchy bites, but they can also transmit dangerous diseases like West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Thankfully, here are several steps from Secured Environments on how you can prevent mosquitoes from invading your home and yard.
Eliminate standing water: Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water, so make sure you eliminate any standing water in your yard or on your property. This includes birdbaths, kiddie pools, and buckets. Make sure you also check your gutters for any clogs that could cause water to pool.
Install window screens: Make sure all of your windows are fitted with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Inspect your screens for any rips or tears, and make sure they are securely in place.
Use mosquito repellent: When going outside, use an insect repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin. Make sure you apply it to exposed skin and clothing, and reapply it every few hours.
Plant mosquito-repelling plants: Planting certain plants in your yard can help keep mosquitoes away. Citronella, lavender, and marigolds are all known to repel mosquitoes.
Use mosquito traps: Mosquito traps use heat, light, and carbon dioxide to attract and trap mosquitoes. These traps are a great way to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard.
By following these tips, you can help keep mosquitoes away and protect yourself and your family from harmful diseases. And in case you suspect a mosquito infestation occuring in your home, contact Secured Environments for our mosquito control services.