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How to Prepare for Warmer Weather With Mosquitoes

In this blog post, our team at Brooks Pest Control offers practical, eco-friendly strategies to prepare your home and yard for mosquito season.

How to Prepare for Warmer Weather With Mosquitoes

As spring and summer quickly approach, the warmer weather gives you a golden opportunity to spend more time outdoors. There’s no more convenient way to take in the warm weather than participating in activities out in your yard. From barbecues to laying on lawn chairs, you can use your yard for leisure in many ways. But warm weather can be wasted when navigating a mosquito infestation.

Thankfully, you don’t have to settle with a mosquito problem, even during the height of summer. Enjoy outdoor activities without fear of a mosquito problem invading your yard and home. In this blog post, allow our team at Brooks Pest Control to share practical and eco-friendly strategies to protect your home and yard for mosquito season.

What Attracts Mosquitoes to Your Home?

Before you can start preventing a mosquito problem, you’ll want to know what brings a mosquito into your home and yard in the first place. Mosquitoes tend to prefer shaded areas near trees and vegetation. In addition to shaded areas, mosquitoes love excess moisture. Water and additional moisture are required for mosquitoes to breed.

So, why bother with removing mosquitoes? According to the EPA, some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as Zika and the West Nile virus. Although only some kinds of mosquitoes carry diseases, distinguishing between mosquito species is a near impossibility with professional help. It’s best to keep mosquitoes out first rather than entertain the risk.

Best Ways To Protect Against Mosquitoes

With a better understanding of what attracts these pesky pests into your home and yard, it’s time to adopt better practices to make your property less inviting for mosquitoes. You can use various methods to prevent a mosquito problem. Continue reading to discover effective mosquito control methods for your home.

A bowl of standing water sits on the ground outdoors, surrounded by vines and rocks.

Get Rid of Standing Water Sources

Standing water can accumulate across your yard from melted snow or spring showers. This is especially true in areas where water can become trapped, such as old tires, plastic shields and tarps, and kiddie pools. Clean up any standing water sources you can see to remove potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Don’t forget to include fixing leaky hose spigots to prevent standing water from coming around the immediate perimeter of your home.

Keep Gutters and Drains Clear

Standing water sources are just some places where moisture can accumulate. To better your odds at mosquito prevention, regularly clean out your gutters and drains of water and any debris where moisture can get trapped.

Clean Up Your Yard

Why limit yourself to treating only specific areas for mosquitoes? Protect your property by removing debris or trash found throughout your yard. Level out any noticeable dips where water can gather up. Trim any vegetation that can create shaded and moist areas for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in.

Trim Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees

While moisture control and removal are essential parts of pest prevention, moisture is not the only thing that attracts mosquitoes. To keep your yard clean, trim the shrubs, bushes, and trees surrounding your home and in your yard. This will eliminate potential spots for shade to become present and for further puddles to form.

Mosquito control worker sprays pest treatment in the yard.

Use Natural Repellents

In addition to keeping a clean and well-maintained yard, you can also utilize natural repellents to decrease the chances of a mosquito problem from popping up. Some common natural mosquito repellents you can use in your yard include the following:

  • Lemon eucalyptus oil
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon oil
  • Neem oil

Ensure you also take the proper precautions to use natural repellents safely to avoid further concerns or issues. Alongside natural products, you can better repel mosquitoes by increasing ventilation with fans. Special mosquito fans on the market that can reflect light or are infused with mosquito repellent for further action.

Contact Professional Mosquito Control

Even though preventive measures and practices can improve your odds of keeping mosquitoes out, they are not a substitute for the effectiveness of professional services. To get the best results possible, contact professional mosquito control for help. The proper team of mosquito control technicians will thoroughly inspect your property, diagnose your problem, and utilize a solution tailored to your specific infestation to drive any unwanted visitors out.

Request the Best Mosquito Control Services With Brooks Pest Control

Do you want to ensure the best results in mosquito control before the warm weather kicks into high gear? Look no further than Brooks Pest Control for help. From minor problems to full-blown infestations, our technicians are equipped with the right tools and solutions to remove your mosquito problem and prevent it from coming back into your yard.

We proudly offer service branches across multiple states, including California, Washington, Oregon, and Texas, to wrangle out as many mosquitoes and other pest problems as possible. Contact our team or request your free quote on mosquito control online today!