You may be too busy with controlling weeds and protecting your garden from pests this summer to notice that mosquitoes are making your yard a nursery. This means that you will have to deal with hundreds or even thousands of mosquitoes this summer. It’s not as difficult as you might think and is definitely worth the effort. Summer mosquito and pest control is more effective than using citronella candles and sprays to get rid of them.
Pest Control Tips
Check Your Gutters
If you don’t clean your gutters as part of your spring cleaning, they can become breeding areas for mosquitos. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a clogged gutter can lead to standing water. A gutter can be clogged with just a few leaves and debris. Make sure you get on top of your roof to drain the water properly. It takes less than two weeks for a new generation to mature, so it is important to act quickly.
Eliminate all standing water
Cleansing out your gutters is one part of a larger strategy for eliminating mosquitos. This involves removing all standing water from your yard. If you’re not careful, mosquitoes can find places to hide in standing water. You just need to look around your yard for any items that could retain water. Soon you’ll see that many things can hold enough water to allow mosquitoes the opportunity to breed. These include buckets and flower pots as well as tires, buckets, bird baths, wheelbarrows and toys. You can eliminate potential breeding areas for mosquitoes by removing standing water.
Make a Mosquito Trap This is a fun and inexpensive family project that can be used to control mosquitoes. You will need a 2-liter plastic bottle, tape, a cutting instrument, yeast, sugar, water, and a cutter.
Use the cutting tool to remove the top of the two-liter. Place it upside down in the bottom half. Secure the two halves with tape. This is how mosquitoes will enter the trap.
Next, add one cup sugar, one teaspoon yeast, and one-half cup hot water. The mixture should be poured through the trap until it fills the bottom half the two-liter.
That’s all! You can now set them outside at your next cookout to see how they will be attracted to the trap’s bait. They will be able enter the trap, but they won’t be able escape. This is perfect for camping trips in the woods. You can also hire mosquito services Myrtle Beach SC.
Maintain Your Swimming Pool
Swimming pools are able to kill mosquito eggs, and most swimming pools have enough chlorine to do the same. However, your pool could become a breeding ground for them. If you don’t use your pool, make sure it is covered and that it is regularly re-treated with chemicals. It is essential to keep your pool clean during the summer mosquito season. You can also hire a Conway exterminator if you need professional help.
Use bug lights
Install a few bug light fixtures on your deck or back porch to enjoy the summer without worrying about annoying mosquitoes. These lights are not mosquito zappers. They emit a yellow light which isn’t attractive to insects or mosquitoes. Although these lights don’t repel mosquitoes, they won’t attract them like traditional bulbs.
Hire the pest control professionals
Professional mosquito control by Custom Personalized Lawn care is the best option. We offer several programs that will help protect your yard and ensure your special events are successful without mosquito infestations.