Mosquitoes not only leave behind nasty bites that can be horrendously itchy; they can also pose a serious health risk. According to Health Line, these pests carry a number of diseases that can cause serious health complications, including the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria and yellow fever. Given the serious issues they can cause, it’s no wonder you want to avoid being exposed to them. If you are looking for effective mosquito treatment for yard, here is some helpful advice from Florida Environmental Pest Management.
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Mosquito Treatment for Yard
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of still water. This means that if you have any standing water in your yard, the first line of defense for reducing the chances of being exposed to them is to remove that water. For example, you should empty any containers that are collecting water, turn over items that could collect water, such as kiddie pools and buckets and make sure that any tarps or other items that you may have in your yard where water can collect are tightly secured. In addition to removing sources of still, stagnant water and eliminating locations where water can collect, you should also treat your yard with an insect repellent that is designed to kill and deter mosquitoes.
Lawn Insect Repellent
One of the most effective methods for mosquito treatment for your yard is to apply an insect repellent on your lawn. There are several repellent options available. The safest applications are those products that are derived of natural ingredients, such as citronella, that are not toxic to humans or animals. If you are looking for a more powerful repellent, you should consider hiring a professional pest control company to treat your lawn. Such a company will have the knowledge, the skill, the experience and the proper products and tools to effectively rid your yard of mosquitoes without causing harm to people or pets.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are a number of ways that you can prevent mosquitoes from being attracted to your lawn – and from biting you. As mentioned above, your best defense is to eliminate any pools of stagnate water, as mosquitoes reproduce in them. You can also plant natural mosquito repellents, such as citronella grass, and spray products or burn candles that contain citronella. Additionally, you can prevent yourself from being the host of mosquitoes by covering up exposed skin. Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks and closed-toed shoes. This tactics are particularly helpful when you are outside after dark, as mosquitoes are most active after the sun sets.
Pest Control and Lawn Care
If you want to ensure that you, your loved ones and your pets are well protected from mosquitoes, your best line of defense is to contact a professional pest control company, such as Florida Environmental Pest Management. This company has the experience, the skills and the tools necessary to properly treat your lawn, thereby killing any existing mosquitoes and repelling any future pests from being attracted to your yard.