2 Ways To Deal With Mosquitoes

Posted on: 14 July 2017

Enjoying your back yard in the summer is always nice. What isn't nice are the evil little mosquitoes that buzz all around your ears, just trying to find some bare skin to nibble on. You can use insect repellant, citronella candles, torches, and a whole lot of other things, but it seems like there is always that one mosquito that just won't be deterred. That can really ruin your day. There are things that you can do that will help to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and filling your back yard:

Get Rid of Standing Water

Mosquitoes need to have still water to breed. They lay their eggs in the water, and their larvae stay in the water until they fully mature. They don't even need to have a lot of water to breed, just a large puddle will do. So, that means that you want to get rid of as much standing water as you can. If you have buckets or barrels in your yard, make sure that you pour out any water or cover it so that skeeters can't get to it. If you have a bird bath, you shouldn't have a problem, since the birds will generally agitate the water enough that it isn't attractive to mosquitoes, but you can always choose to add a small bubbler to the bird bath, just to make sure that the water isn't still. 

Bat Boxes

You may not be a huge bat fan, but they can work really well as a mosquito deterrent. That's because bats will eat a lot of bugs, and they like mosquitoes. If you have space, you can put a bat box up in a tree that's away from your house. When a bat or bats move in, they will be able to help keep your local bug population down. Not only that, but you are also helping a species that is losing habitat and that may be an at risk population to have another safe place for them to den up. Bats are safe and won't bother humans, 99 out of 100 times. They just want to be left alone, just like you. 

If you have tried just about everything or you just want for the skeeters to disappear immediately, you may want to call a pest control company. They can come in and use some spray that will kill the mosquitoes and may even kill the larvae. 

Contact a mosquito spraying company for more information and assistance.