As warm days begin to spring up, amicable guests and pestering pests will join your cookouts. Although mosquitos are a bother in several states, here in Texas they’re more than a nuisance. Luckily, there are multiple ways to keep them away rom your home. Here are some tips on how to repel them from making your yard their home.
Repelling Mosquitos Away
There’s nothing better than a yard full of friends, but mosquitos shouldn’t make that cut as they’ll fly passed the snack bar and zoom straight to you for a quick snack bite. One of the main factors that will attract them to your home is having stagnant water. The reason mosquitos will choose this type of environment is because they prefer to lay their eggs in water. Because theirlarvae are not skilled swimmers, mosquitos opt-out of laying them on flowing waters, and instead they find still waters.
Standing Water And Mosquitos
In order to keep these insects away, you must first make sure your property is free of standing water. Take a look around your home for lingering water in places such as plates underneath flowerpots, garbage in open cans, buckets, and toys. Along with these places, gutters, kid pools, and improperly drained yards can quickly become mosquito hotels. It is also crucial to maintain your property free of standing water as it minimizes their ability to come within reach, due to their inability to fly far.
What To Wear
It’s always is best to wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants because these insects are also attracted to sweat and bacteria. When choosing what to wear, also have in mind that lighter colors are a safer bet in keeping mosquitos away since they are drawn to darker colors.
Mosquito Repellent Plants
A common plant used to drive mosquitos away is the Citronella plant, which has a particular aroma they dislike. “the mosquito plant” got its name because of how effective it is! If you are looking for something with a little more color than a Citronella, Marigolds are the way to go. These flowers contain Pyrethrum, an ingredient found in multiple mosquito repellants, and they provide a scent bugs find repulsive. Remember, although there is more than one way to be proactive in your pursuit of eliminating your mosquito problem, the best solution is to contact an expert. Once you’ve contacted an expert, they are able to visit and asses your individual situation firsthand.
To have a qualified expert help you gain and maintain control over your yard contact Chorbie. Chorbie experts are ready to assist you in your fight to keep mosquitos away.