Mosquitoes are certainly a summer annoyance, but thankfully, there are steps you can take to reclaim and enjoy your yard.
The first step to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your outdoor living area is to remove all standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Objects like flower pots, rain gutters, birdbaths, playground equipment, old tires and knotholes in trees can hold enough water for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in. Dump out water after it rains, and plug any holes in outdoor structures or trees that could hold water.
Simply removing standing water shouldn’t be the only thing you do to keep mosquitoes away from your yard. It’s best to do a combination of regular maintenance keeping trees, shrubs and lawns trimmed along with preventative mosquito reduction treatments.
Professional pest control companies recommend monthly service from April through October. Focusing on mosquito resting and breading sites during the season has proven to be most successful means of reducing the mosquito population in your yard.
The service specialists will inspect and identify all areas requiring attention while noting areas to avoid such as vegetable gardens and sensitive locations prior to servicing.
A targeted application is made to kill existing mosquitoes as well as those moving to your property between services. Mosquito growth regulators are applied as needed to stop nearby breading.
If you would like more information about mosquito control, please contact Skyline Pest Solutions at 770-844-6440.