If you live in a place where mosquitos are prevalent, then you know how annoying they can be. However, mosquitos can be far more than just a nuisance. They can spread diseases, which are particularly harmful to children and pets. With the right kind of help, you can easily keep your home and family safe from mosquitos. Here is a look at methods for controlling mosquitos around your home.
Remove Mosquito Habitats
One of the first things that you should do to control the mosquito population around your home is to remove mosquito habitats. Mosquitos breed in plant-filled areas like tall grass near still water. If you have spaces around your home wear water usually puddles, make sure that you add drainage options so that that water dissipates quickly. Also, keep your grass cut regularly since it takes away the place where they lay eggs and destroys the ones that are already there. Taller plants like bushes and gardens can also be a breeding place for mosquitos. Add plants like mint and eucalyptus to your gardens to drive away the mosquitos.
Once you’ve made your home less mosquito-friendly, its time for a mosquito treatment. There are many companies that offer mosquito treatments using chemicals that are harmful to mosquitos, but relatively safe for children and larger animals. The key to finding a good mosquito treatment is to find one that is safe for kids and animals, EPA-approved for the environment and works fast. In some cases, the chemicals used can work in under an hour and take care of multiple insects and pest simultaneously.
Add Prevention Systems
While mosquito treatments can stop mosquitos from breeding near your home, mosquitos can still fly in from other areas. That is why you need preventative systems like mosquito misting systems. These systems fit discreetly into your yard and spray your yard with a light mosquito treatment during the day. That way, your yard’s mosquito treatment gets continued maintenance to help keep the mosquitos away. In many instances, this can make a major difference in your ability to keep mosquitos away over time. these systems keep your yard in an uninhabitable state for mosquitos meaning they will stay away for longer and you won’t have to worry as much about plant maintenance to keep them away.
If you are having a problem with mosquitos in your yard, contact MosquitoNix Alabama to find out more about how to deal with mosquitos. Proper treatment is the key to reducing the mosquito population around your home, and help from expert mosquito exterminators can make your yard more enjoyable.