What’s the Best Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away?

A planter full of standing water, which attracts mosquitoes.

A season that we can all agree we dislike is mosquito season! As we enter the Spring and Summer seasons, these pests can become a major nuisance. While mosquitoes aren’t usually a problem inside your home, they can take over your yard, hindering your time spent outside. Check out our mosquito prevention tips on how you can reduce mosquitoes on your property so you can enjoy being outside again!

Avoid Keeping Standing Water Around

Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to breed. Eliminating any standing water throughout your property will help with mosquito elimination. Look throughout your yard for any low areas that tend to flood or pool water and fill them in with dirt or mulch. If you have any items that can collect water, such as toys, tarps, old tires, or pet bowls, make sure to turn them over or remove them. Check throughout your home for any leaky sprinklers, hoses, faucets, and even AC drip pans for standing water and repair if necessary.

Keep Your Yard Maintained

Mosquitoes tend to hide in tall grass, shrubbery, and damp woodpiles. To ensure these pests don’t infest these specific areas, look to mow your grass frequently and keep your landscape maintained. If you have woodpiles, make sure they are covered or stored in containers with lids.

Use Outdoor Fans

If you’re looking to spend time outdoors for an extended time, consider using an outdoor fan to help you avoid these pests. Mosquitoes tend to avoid flying through string air currents. These pests prefer shaded areas with little to no air movement. The fans will help to deter them from flying in specific areas so you can enjoy your time outdoors!

Call a Professional 

Dealing with mosquitoes can seem like a winless battle despite all the prevention measures put in place. Most professional mosquito elimination services include treatments to target both adult and larvae to help reduce throughout your property. If you feel like you’re constantly battling these pests, contact McCall Service for a free quote!

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