How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Yard

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Yard

April 09, 2019

Mosquitoes can easily multiply in natural or man-made water-holding containers, such as buckets, tires, bottles, bird baths and tree holes. These items are usually found in your yard, making it an ideal breeding ground for these insects.

Malaria and dengue are just some of the deadly diseases mosquitoes can cause. In this post, your local provider of replacement windows discusses ways on how you can prevent container mosquitoes in your home.

Get Rid of Stagnant Water

Stagnant water is where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Make sure that your gutters are not clogged with water. Birdbath water must be kept fresh and water buckets must be kept empty. Regularly check outdoor pet bowls and flowerpots for mosquito larvae, also called “wigglers”.

Keep Your Yard Clean

The yard should be free of bottles, cups, and cans where mosquitoes can breed. Keep in mind that items that can hold even the smallest amount of water can be a habitat for mosquitoes. You should also throw away old stuff like barbecue grills or car parts.

Install Insect Screens

You can have insect screens installed on your door or double-hung window to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

Water Sources in Your Area

Bodies of water near your home like ponds can hold stagnant water. You can spread eco-friendly products using Bacillus thuringiensis or Bti, a naturally occurring bacteria, to kill mosquito larvae before they mature.

Deal With Old Tires 

Old tires should be removed from your home or drill holes in the bottom of tire swings for drainage. They are one of the major places where mosquitoes can lay eggs.

Make sure your family stays protected from virus-carrying mosquitoes with these simple measures.

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