For mosquito larvae to grow and thrive, they need to live in standing water. That being said, as a homeowner, you need to do all you can to ensure that your property is free from standing water to avoid these disease-carrying insects. Today we’re going to share our top tips for reducing the chance of standing water and mosquitoes making their way into your home. By keeping on top of your yard at all times and reducing standing water that’s present, you’ll find that you have the best chance of keeping your loved ones safe for years to come.
Drain Any Standing Water
The easiest way to avoid attracting mosquitoes to your home is to drain any standing water that’s around. You can use old buckets to do this, keeping your yard, furniture, and gutters free from standing water. There are some features in homes which can’t be drained as often, such as birdbaths or ponds. For these, we recommend using a bacterial insecticide, which will help to kill off the larvae and stop adult mosquitoes from invading your home. Standing water needs to be checked carefully for mosquitoes, which usually look like worms on the surface or bottom of the water. Swimming pools can also attract them, so make sure you keep an eye on this water as well if you have this feature in your backyard.
Bacterial Insecticide for Standing Water
In the parts of your yard and home that you can’t drain the water, you need to protect it from mosquito larvae. Using a bacterial insecticide won’t harm your pets or plants, but it will help to keep mosquitoes away. This product is perfect for fountains or ponds and you’ll find that it comes in granules when purchased from a local store. It’s an effective product that can help to keep mosquitoes away without you having to remove some of your favorite water features from your home.
Another good option to help keep mosquitoes away from your home is to use mosquito spray. We recommend doing this after you mow the lawn, as tall grass can often hide many of these insects. Our team can also assist you with this, as some of the store-bought sprays are only effective for smaller areas and not your whole lawn. We recommend looking for a biodegradable spray that’s safe to use around animals for best results. These sprays will need to be used on a regular basis to keep the mosquitoes away, but they are generally quick and easy to use.
By following these top tips, you can help to keep mosquitoes away from your home at all times. We recommend trying to keep on top of your yard throughout the year to reduce the chance of mosquito larvae making their home here. It can be especially challenging to deal with ponds, swimming pools, and fountains, but our team is here to help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and how we can reduce the risk of mosquitoes on your property.