Steps You Can Take
Mosquitoes aren’t just pesky pests that leave itchy bites—they are dangerous, too. In fact, they are considered the most dangerous animal in the world, spreading dangerous diseases across the globe. Fortunately, Hoosiers don’t need to worry about most of the diseases that affect people, but four-legged family members are at risk of developing heartworm. Read on to learn mosquito prevention tips to help keep your family safe.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
Get Rid of Standing Water
Mosquitoes seek out standing water because that’s where they lay their eggs. So, eliminating these sources is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent mosquitoes. Check in these locations for standing water:
- Clogged gutters
- Bird baths
- Landscape ponds without fish or fountains
- Potted plants that don’t drain properly
- Part of your yard with poor drainage
- Under your deck
- Animal food bowls
- Furniture covers after heavy rain
- Kiddie pools
- By your AC unit
Keep your Lawn Tidy
Like other pests, mosquitoes look for safe places to hide. Don’t leave a significant amount of lawn trimming around because that provides a nice, cozy location for them to stay away from predators.
There are even some plants you can use that help repel mosquitoes. Put your green thumb to good use and plant things that smell strong, like marigolds, lemon grass, mint, garlic, and rosemary.
Light Citronella Candles
Just like the fragrant plants, citronella candles can help prevent mosquitoes because of the strong scent. Light them when you are spending time outside on the patio to help keep them away.
One More Mosquito Prevention Tip: Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape.
Take back your backyard with help from your pest pros at Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape. We are a local company and know the Indiana vegetation and conditions that attract mosquitos. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for mosquito control.