Are you starting to see mosquitoes in your backyard? This is definitely the time of year for it. In June, mosquitoes are just beginning to wreak havoc in Murfreesboro. You still have time to make a big difference around your home and yard. Mosquitoes peak in August and continue on into October each year. Therefore, it's not too late to save your summer from those blood-sucking pests. There are some things you can do right now to start protecting yourself from mosquito bites in your backyard.
Ways to Deter Mosquitoes
- Empty out containers. If you have objects in your yard that hold water, you can reduce mosquitoes by emptying those containers out. It takes about a week for a mosquito to go from egg to adult. Pouring that water on the ground will disrupt their development and keep those mosquitoes from plaguing you.
- Make a breeze. Have you ever noticed that mosquitoes bother you less on a windy day? Well, you don't have to wait for a windy day to relax by your pool or do some cooking on the grill. Create a breeze by running an extension cord outside and placing a fan or two out there.
- Plant mosquito-resistant plants. There are many plants that are repellent to mosquitoes such as citronella, lemon balm and lavender. While planting these in your landscaping won't give you 100% protection from mosquitoes, it can reduce the number of mosquitoes hiding in your vegetation and reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard. Every little bit helps.
The Best Way To Minimize Mosquitoes
While the above tips will deter mosquitoes, there is really only one sure-fire way to minimize mosquitoes and keep them from coming back—professional mosquito reduction service. Mosquito reduction service is a mist application applied to key areas around your home where mosquitoes rest. When those mosquitoes rest, it's all over for them. It is like your landscaping is a giant mosquito trap. And don't worry, that mist isn't harmful to you, your kids, or your pets. The mist product we apply is only strong enough to harm simple organisms like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas—critters that bring no benefits to your yard or to your home. It is also residual, so it keeps working between visits from your service professional.
It can feel like mosquito season in Tennessee lasts forever and that your backyard is being held hostage by those mosquitoes. But with All-For-One Complete pest service from All-American Pest Control, you can take your backyard back. Reach out to our Murfreesboro pest control experts today to get started. It's not too late.