Natural Mosquito Solutions for Your Yard

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It’s that time of year. As the weather is warming and you get to spend more time outside, the mosquitoes are getting ready to join your party. Even though they might seem like uninvited guests, you might be doing some things outside that seem like an open invitation for mosquitoes to make themselves at home. Fortunately, there are ways to make your space unappealing to this pest. Learn natural mosquito solutions for your yard.

Natural Mosquito Solutions for Your Yard

  1. Get rid of standing water. Be sure to look for clogged gutters, birdbaths, landscape ponds, tires, toys, areas of poor drainage, under your deck, plant pots, animal food bowls, by your AC unit, and everywhere else that might collect water no matter how small.
  2. Put your green thumb to good use. Did you know there are some plants you can use that help repel mosquitoes? They aren’t a fan of strong smells, so you can put your green thumb to good use. Consider things like marigolds, lemongrass, mint, garlic, citronella, and rosemary. These all make great patio plants, so put them in pots near your favorite hangouts.
  3. Keep your lawn nice and tidy. Like other pests, mosquitoes look for safe places to hide, and untidy lawns are great providers of safety. Consider mowing on a consistent schedule so your grass doesn’t become unruly. And responsibly dispose of things like piles of leaves and your lawn trimmings that provide a nice, cozy location for them to stay away from predators.
  4. Choose the right lighting. Mosquitoes are attracted to light, and your bright bulbs might act as a beacon for them. Many people find yellow to be the least attractive for mosquitoes because of the light at this wavelength.

The Easiest Method: Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape.

Skip the guesswork and call 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.