If you have a patio in your backyard, you may find this area attracts mosquitoes during certain times of the year. The good news is that there are ways to keep mosquitoes away from this area naturally, without having to spend a fortune in the process or continually keep tending to your patio. Let’s take a look at some of the easiest ways to protect your patio or deck and reduce the chance of mosquito-related diseases spreading to your family.
Remove or Treat Standing Water
Standing water is one of the biggest risks for homeowners when it comes to mosquitoes. This is where mosquitoes will lay their larvae, and if you have standing water present, you are naturally increasing the chance of them in your garden. When you are reviewing your patio for risks, remove any standing water that has gathered in toys, containers, or gutters. Try to drain them on a regular basis to avoid the mosquitoes laying their eggs.
If you do have standing water that can’t be removed, such as in a fountain or water feature, then you need to make sure you are treating this water. Keep the water moving as much as possible by using the fountain on a regular basis, which means the eggs can’t be laid here. You can also find products that are designed to be used in standing water. They will kill off the mosquito larvae and ensure that mosquitoes don’t invade your home.
Check for Clogged Gutters
When removing standing water from your backyard, you need to check the gutters and ensure they aren’t gathering water. Oftentimes, the gutters collect standing water which is hidden, but this offers the perfect habitat for mosquito larvae. Make sure you clear out your gutters on a regular basis and remove any leaves and debris that could cause a build-up of standing water.
Install Fans on Your Patio
If you enjoy spending time on your patio in the summer months and don’t want to be disturbed by mosquitoes, then installing a couple of fans is the way forward. Mosquitoes are only really able to fly in still air, and even a light breeze makes it a challenge for them to travel to you. We recommend adding oscillating fans on your deck or patio, which will both keep you cool and help defend you from mosquitoes.
These are just a few of the best ways to keep mosquitoes away from your patio. This is an area of your backyard where you should be able to sit and relax, but it can be a huge nuisance to have mosquitoes attacking you out here. By doing all that you can to remove standing water, you reduce the chance of mosquito larvae planting their eggs in the first place. Our team will be on hand at any time to help you with your deck or patio and ensure that mosquitoes don’t make your backyard their home. Get in touch with us today to learn more about protecting your garden and home with our help.