The mosquito is a well-known and hated insect in the world. Asides from being a nuisance, it is a carrier of many diseases such as malaria, zika, west nile, dengue, and many more about reduce mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes have a fast reproduction process and if not controlled become a serious problem. Mosquitoes can be gotten rid of or controlled in many, a few of which will be discussed in this article.
Here are some tips on how to reduce the presence of mosquitoes in your home and yard
Eliminate or reduce standing water in and around your home
Standing water around the home serves as a breeding space for mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs into standing water, which is about three days hatches into larvae and becomes an adult, and fly away in about 12 days. Emptying, reducing, or changing occasionally the stagnant water around your home, which can be a pool, puddle, gutter. Birdbath, down to a watering can prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. Potted plants and tree holes should also be inspected.
Coffee grounds can be used to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. its presence in standing water forces mosquito eggs to rise to the surface, depriving the egg of oxygen. This helps kill mosquitoes even before they hatch.
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Spay Your Home and Yard With Chemical Solutions
Nontoxic insect solutions can be used to kill insects around the home (mosquitoes especially), without causing harm to house pets. Spraying of the yard can be carried out personally by getting the right natural or organic insect control product and following the manufacturer’s instructions. It is advisable to contact a pest control company for professional aid.
Install Insect Repellants Around Your Home
Having insect repellants, such as yellow bug lights, sodium lamps, mosquito zappers, or vaporizers around the house helps reduce mosquitoes. Mosquito coils can also be used but should be supervised to prevent domestic accidents.
Use Insect Repellant Plants and Essential Oils Around Your Home
Plants, such as lemongrass, garlic, basil, marigolds, lavender, peppermint, chrysanthemum, rosemary, lemon balm, and sage are known to be detested by mosquitoes. Having these plants in the home and yard doesn’t only beautify the house but also repels mosquitoes. Essential oils which can be used to repel mosquitoes can also be made from some of these plants (lemongrass and chrysanthemum for example). Placing these oils and candles around the home helps keep insects away.
Invite Insect Predators to Your Yard
Bats and some birds, such as swallows, purple martins, waterfowl, and migratory songbirds are natural predators of mosquitoes. Inviting these animals into your yard by setting up bird feeders and bat houses can help control mosquitoes. The presence of goldfish, red-eared slider turtle, and koi in your pond also helps to control mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are insects that carry diseases that are dangerous to humans and if not controlled can make your home a health hazard. The tips above can help you reduce mosquitoes in your home but in the case where none proves effective you can reach out to us.
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