Although there have been a couple bouts of cold spells this spring, it’s safe to say that warmer weather is here to stay. As much as us Middle Georgians love a warm, sunny day, so do mosquitoes! With temperatures on the rise, mosquitoes are looking for places to lay their eggs and their next meal. Let’s look at how you can eliminate mosquitoes this spring and summer, so you can enjoy a buzz–free backyard.
Empty Water-Collecting Items
Did you know that mosquitoes lay their eggs in water? Stagnant water is the perfect mosquito breeding ground. One of the best ways to eliminate this breeding ground is tipping over water-collecting items. If you take a look at your yard, you might see some of these items:
- Bird baths
- Dog bowls
- Kiddie pools
- Old tires
- Water tables
Obviously, some of these items are meant to have water in them like the bird bath or dog bowl. We recommend emptying and refilling them as often as once every 48 hours, because mosquito eggs can hatch within 48 hours of being placed in water!
Hire a Professional Pest Control Company
At National Exterminating, we proudly offer mosquito control services to drastically reduce the number of mosquitoes in your lawn. During the monthly mosquito control service, we will spray a mosquito deterrent around your yard that acts as a barrier. When mosquitoes draw near to this mist, they will leave the area. We highly recommend using this service monthly during the months that it is offered, typically spring to fall.
Install an Oscillating Fan
Fun fact about mosquitoes – they are WEAK flyers. Mosquitoes can’t withstand the breeze that a fan creates. By installing an oscillating fan, you are creating a wind zone that they simply cannot enter or fly through without being blown away. Plus, in this Middle Georgia heat, we bet you’d love to relax on your back porch with a good book and a strong fan.
Add to Your Garden
Do you love to garden and desperately want to eliminate mosquitoes? Consider growing the following plants that are known to deter mosquitoes and other frustrating bugs:
- Citronella grass