Summer, the season eagerly anticipated by all, is just around the corner! It’s the time for outdoor barbecues, pool parties, and late-night gatherings under the stars. However, with the warm weather and sunshine also come some unwelcome visitors: mosquitoes. These pesky insects have a way of turning outdoor enjoyment into itchy discomfort, leaving us swatting and scratching in frustration. In this guide, we’ll delve into effective methods for safeguarding your yard against mosquitoes, enabling you to reclaim your outdoor haven and fully embrace those leisurely summer days and nights.

Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding

Mosquitoes breed in even the smallest amounts of still water. Do the following to ensure that mosquitoes don’t have space to lay eggs in your yard.

  • Remove items that can hold water, such as unused pots
  • Frequently change the water in any bird baths
  • Keep swimming pools chlorinated or covered
  • Keep your lawn cut short
  • Regularly clean your gutters so that water can drain properly
  • Remove tree stumps that collect water
  • Avoid over watering your lawn
  • Plant lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, basil, or lavender (they all naturally repel mosquitos)
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Keep Mosquitoes Out of the House

If mosquitoes get inside your home, you will have a higher chance of getting bitten. Here are some ways to take preventative action, and keep pests out!

  • Install or repair and use all window and door screens
  • Use air conditioning
  • Use an indoor insect spray on visible mosquitoes
  • Use a fan to circulate air
  • Light citronella candles (the lemongrass oil used in them is repulsive to mosquitoes)
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Still Need Help?

Despite our best efforts, sometimes those persistent mosquitoes just won’t take the hint. If you find yourself still battling a mosquito infestation despite implementing these strategies, Diam Pest Control is here to help. Our expert team specializes in effective mosquito control solutions tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re dealing with a minor annoyance or a full-blown invasion, our professionals are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and tools to eradicate mosquitoes and restore peace to your yard. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer fun—reach out to Diam Pest Control today, and let us help you reclaim your outdoor space! Call us at 515-244-3533.

Call us today for a free quote and enjoy a bug-free home all year round!