How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
In Georgia, mosquitoes are one of the most common pests in the spring and summertime. You’d expect to swat one or two away when you linger outside, especially on a warm morning or early evening. But how much is too much?
If your property has a lot of shady areas, or if it’s a particularly humid day, you’re especially vulnerable to termite infestations. But all homeowners should be vigilant of itchy bites, red bumps, and that telltale hum. If you ignore the warning signs of mosquitoes, before you know it, these pests may spread across your yard, ruining your barbecue or party plans. Once they’ve established themselves in your backyard, it can be difficult to get rid of them. That’s what makes mosquito control in Georgia so important. Whether you need to get rid of mosquitos or prevent these blood-thirsty pests from infesting in the first place, Active Pest Control is here to help.
To get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, it’s important to make your yard less attractive to them. Once your property has an established mosquito infestation, nets, traps, and repellents are some common ways to keep mosquitoes away.
Most Effective Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
When you have mosquitoes in your yard, you likely want to get rid of them as quickly as possible—and without worrying about their return. There are many DIY methods advertised online that claim to get rid of mosquitos without an exterminator, but do they work? Here’s are some of the most commonly advocated forms of mosquito repellent, and how effective they actually are:
- Citronella candles, which only repel mosquitos from a very close radius.
- Ultrasonic repellents that claim to emit a frequency that irritates bugs. Multiple studies have been unable to confirm this.
- Certain bath oils, some of which may be effective for roughly ten minutes.
- Wristbands treated with DEET or citronella, both of which offer little to no protection.
If none of these methods work, how else can you secure your property from mosquitos? DEET has been proven to be one of the most effective mosquito repellents since it was first developed by the U.S. Army in 1946, but it’s meant to be applied to specific persons. It can’t treat an infestation of mosquitoes around your property – so what can?
Stop Mosquitos in the Yard
The most important thing you can do to get rid of mosquitoes around your property is to eliminate any source of standing water. Mosquitos love to lay eggs in bodies of still water, which could be found in anywhere from puddles left after the rain to birdbaths and buckets.
If you have a water storage container on your property, like a cistern or a rain barrel, you should always keep it tightly covered. This could be done through a sealed lid, or a layer of mesh with holes small enough to block out an adult mosquito. And for larger containers of water that cannot be covered or regularly emptied, you should be sure to treat the space with a quality larvicide.
Get Mosquitoes Out of the Home
Have you noticed mosquitos in the home? If you have an infestation outside your property, it’s only a matter of a time before these irritating pests make their way into the household. So what can you do to kick them out?
Much like treating your yard for mosquitos, the best way to keep these pests from getting inside is to make sure your home is properly sealed. You should already have screens on your doors or windows, with mesh fine enough to block out adult mosquitos. Don’t leave your doors propped open, especially in the summer, and keep the air conditioner running as often as possible. With a cooler environment, mosquitoes will be less tempted to invite themselves inside.
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Benefits of Mosquito Extermination
Maybe you’ve looked into some of the tips and DIY strategies available online. Between bug spray and tiki torches, you might ask if you even need professional mosquito extermination to begin with. At Active Pest Control, we’re familiar with this argument. To offer a different perspective, here are three factors to consider when you want to get rid of mosquitoes:
- Money: Citronella candles don’t come cheap. In fact, you’ll find that the costs of trying one DIY mosquito repellent after the other quickly piles up. So, while there is a fee for our extermination services, the cost is outweighed by what you would’ve spent on lesser “solutions”.
- Comfort: You deserve to use the property you live on. The spring and summer are beautiful in Georgia, and you should be able to enjoy the fine weather with loved ones and on your own. With professional mosquito control, you can do all of that and more.
- Health: Mosquitos aren’t just a hassle – they’re a potential health hazard. Some people have allergic reactions to their bites, causing even more discomfort than usual. And mosquitoes carry pathogens like the West Nile and Zika viruses, which makes it all the more vital to keep them as far away from your household as possible.
Year-Round Mosquito Control in Georgia
When it comes to getting rid of mosquitoes in your yard and ensuring they do not return, the best option is to work with your local mosquito exterminators. The technicians at Active Pest Control have a comprehensive understanding of the types of mosquito problems faced here in Georgia and can help get rid of mosquitoes for good.
How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard in Georgia
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