Summer is the best season of the year to be outdoors. Backyard barbecues, long walks, yard work, days by the pool, and other outdoor activities are great summertime activities for families. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can turn an enjoyable summer experience into an absolute nightmare. If this happens to you Germantown Pest Control and Termite can provide help.
We understand that having your day or evening ruined by mosquitoes can easily and quickly turn a great day into a disaster. Thankfully, there are a few key ways you can keep mosquitoes out of your yard so you can enjoy being outdoors this season.
Get Rid of Stagnant Water
Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to clear all stagnant water from your lawn or garden.
When you water your lawn or garden make sure the water is drained from your lawn. Any water that is left standing can quickly become a mosquito breeding ground. Be sure you clear water from the following places to keep mosquitoes from breeding:
- Lawn furniture
- Outdoor buckets or bins
Trim Your Plants, Garden, and Lawn
Mosquitoes love plants. Plant moisture and nectar provide feeding grounds for mosquitoes when humans and animals aren’t available. Trim back plants and vegetation around your home and lawn to limit your mosquito’s food supply and to prevent them from invading and breeding.
Clear Debris From Your Lawn
Mosquitos love to camp out in piles of lawn trimmings, branches, twigs and leaves. As soon as you get done with trimming and grooming your lawn, dispose of the debris.
Grilling and eating your food outdoors is a popular summer activity. The downside of eating outside is that all of those wonderful smells attract mosquitoes to your lawn. As much as eating outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, eat indoors when you can. For example, eat your dinner inside before enjoying a nice evening outdoors by a fire.
Use Citronella Candles and Lanterns
Citronella candles and lanterns are excellent at keeping mosquitoes out of your yard during summer. If you do want to eat outdoors, light citronella candles and lanterns in your vicinity. The natural scent of citronella is a safe and effective way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard so you can enjoy the outdoors.