There’s nothing worse than a nice summer night being ruined by mosquitoes and what seems like an endless amount of mosquito bites the next morning. However, there are a few ways that you can reduce your chances of being a mosquito’s dinner so you can get back to enjoying your summer to the fullest.
1.) Wear Loose-Fitting and Light-Colored Clothing:
When outdoors, wearing loose clothes will reduce your chances of getting bitten by mosquitoes. This is because it is easier for mosquitoes to bite though tight-fitting clothing because it lays closer to the skin as opposed to loose-fitting clothing that lays away from the skin. Lighter colored clothing is also recommended because darker clothing tends to reflect more heat, which attracts more mosquitoes.
2.) Repair Screening:
Make sure all the screens on your home’s doors and windows are tight and secure. Loose and torn screens are an easy entry point into your home for mosquitoes.
3.) Check Potted Plants
If you use saucers to catch excess water from potted plants, place beach sand in the saucer so the water cannot puddle.
4.) Chlorinate Your Swimming Pool and Hot Tub:
If you own a pool or hot tub, it is important to always keep it properly chlorinated. If you don’t, it can create a massive breeding ground for mosquitoes. If your pool is covered, be sure to remove any standing water that may be sitting on top of the cover.
5.) Weekly Inspection:
Do a weekly walk around your property and look for any containers that might create standing water. Some of the more common places homeowners find standing water include sump pump pits, tires, tire swings, air conditioner drip pans, pet dishes and birdbaths.
If these methods are not enough and you still need help with reducing the number of mosquitoes on your property, give us a call. We offer mosquito control services in one-time and full season treatment options, which can help you take back your yard.