It’s fun and exciting to have a backyard barbecue until a swarm of bloodthirsty mosquitoes feast on your guests. Mosquitoes are the worst thing that can happen at your patio party. Don’t worry if you want to have a party outside this summer. We came up with a list of simple ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your fun.
Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes can’t lay their eggs without water that stays still. Larvae need stagnant water to develop into adults. So mosquitoes can’t reproduce unless there is still water around. On the other hand, standing water will not only give mosquito’s larvae a place to live but will also bring in mosquito adults who are looking for a place to lay their eggs.
Grow Mosquito Repellent Plants
Some plants have been shown to be effective mosquito repellents. Mosquitoes detect their victims primarily by scent; therefore, some of these strong-smelling plants may help keep them away. Plants including lemongrass, lavender, mint and citronella are suggested.
Set Up A Fan
Mosquitoes like still air. In fact, they have a hard time flying in winds of more than 2 mph. But you may enjoy the outdoors without waiting for a windy day. Installing one or two oscillating fans can make it harder for mosquitoes to fly around your deck or porch.
Mow Your Lawn
Mowing the lawn serves more purposes than merely maintaining a tidy yard. It also has the benefit of preventing pesky mosquitoes! Mosquitoes tend to rest in tall grass, dense shrubs, and forests. You may reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard by cutting the grass short and keeping the plants pruned. This is especially crucial if your yard is bordered on one side by a forest or a river that moves slowly. You would prefer that those annoying mosquitoes stay where they belong and not in your well-maintained yard.
Put Out A Little Incense
This works by stimulating the mosquitoes’ sense of smell, similar to how mosquito-repellent plants work. Special incense designed to repel mosquitos can be purchased from some stores. Some say mosquitoes won’t stick around since the smoke is so unpleasant.
Put In Some Screens
A bit exaggerated, but if you’ve had it with mosquitoes, it may be worth it. Screening on a porch may not be the most cost-effective solution. But it can help keep these pesky mosquitoes out of your house. Screening should be installed under the deck floor when enclosing a patio to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home through cracks in the flooring.
Hire A Mosquito Control Service
This is the best solution if you’re tired of dealing with mosquitoes on your deck or porch. You’d have to spend more money on products and put in more time learning how to utilize the other solutions just to get the same outcomes. It’s more efficient and convenient to have a professional pest control service to manage mosquito populations. Plus, you’ll be at ease knowing that they can successfully and safely eliminate your pest problem.