According to Pests.org, mosquito season runs into mid-October, and depending on how warm this year is, it could stretch into November. With that in mind, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your property bug- and mosquito-free by trying our 5 top tips.
Nip Them in the Bud
Getting rid of mosquito larvae is the first step you should take if you want to get mosquitoes under control before problems start. Standing water is the most common breeding ground for these insects. Eliminate standing water from sources you can easily remove—for example, a birdbath or planter. If water collects in your yard from poor drainage and rainfall, consult with a landscape company or try a DIY approach to fill in low-lying areas.
Use Chemical-Free Mosquito Zap Trappers
Nothing spoils a backyard gathering more than a bunch of relentless mosquitoes. If you’re looking to tackle a larger area like the outdoors, you’re going to want an insect killer that can go the distance but is environmentally safe, like the Best Bee Brothers Mosquito Zap Trap. This product uses light to trap the insects without pesticides or other toxic chemicals so you can maintain that natural environment.
Clean Your Gutters
When trying to repel mosquitoes, don’t forget about the spaces you can’t necessarily see. Keeping your yard mosquito-free also means cleaning out gutters and downspouts that might have collected debris during the winter months. If they’re not clean, they might not be draining properly, so make sure you clear them out before mosquitoes start using them as a prime breeding spot.
Grow Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
If you’re looking for more natural ways to discourage mosquitoes from paying you a visit, consider investing in a diverse garden, complete with plants that mosquitoes typically stay away from. You can plant herbs like basil and lavender, or flowers like marigolds and geraniums. Mosquitoes tend to avoid these plants because they don’t like how they smell—and in the long run, you’ll be able to show off a beautiful garden and cook with some homegrown herbs! You can learn more about the herbs and plants that may keep mosquitoes at bay here.
Maintain Your Yard Naturally
In addition to using Best Bee Brothers high-quality, all-natural insect repellents, deterrents, and control products that will safely keep your property bug- and mosquito-free, maintaining your yard by trimming shrubs and keeping your lawn well mowed is also very helpful.
Focusing on the above and using natural mosquito repelling products will make your yead swarm free!