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How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Backyard

Mosquitoes are drawn to areas where they can breed. Since these pests require pools of stagnant water to breed, eliminating standing water will go a long way toward reducing mosquitoes on your property. 

Here’s our handy checklist of things you can do to prevent mosquitoes in your yard:

  • Get rid of standing water
  • Cover spas, pools, and birdbaths when not in use
  • Install screens on windows and doors
  • Mosquitoes are poor flyers – use fans to disorient them and inhibit their ability to fly
  • Get professional mosquito inspections
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Why Are There So Many Mosquitoes in My Backyard?

Certain regions experience more mosquitoes than others. If you live in a region with a humid climate in the summer, you can be sure to experience a flux of mosquito problems. If you live near heavily wooded areas, you may also experience more mosquitoes. In general, mosquitoes will invade your backyard if they find suitable breeding grounds. This is why it’s crucial to eliminate the things that may attract mosquitoes.

6 More Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your {city] Yard

If you still can’t figure out why your yard keeps getting mosquitoes, here are a few more things you can try:

  1. Look for stagnant water in areas you might not expect. Get rid of standing water in buckets, flower pots, bird baths, tarps, and more. Mosquitoes need very little water to lay their eggs – even a ¼ of an inch is enough for them to reproduce.
  2. If you have a pond, you can’t exactly get rid of the water. Consider getting fish. Certain types feed on mosquito larvae. Alternatively, adding an agitator will stop mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water.
  3. Place screens on windows and doors. This won’t keep them out of your yard, but it can keep mosquitoes from getting indoors every time you try to get some fresh air.
  4. Keep a tidy yard. Maintain your garden and keep the grass short. Also keep plants and bushes trimmed. They’re mosquito resting spots.
  5. Install fans. Mosquitoes hate wind. Use fans to force them away from your outdoor areas.
  6. Inspect your yard regularly. Look for potential mosquito breeding grounds and eliminate them. You may consider hiring your local mosquito control experts for assistance.

How Does Professional Mosquito Treatment Prevent Infestations?

If the prevention tips didn’t prevent an infestation in your yard, it’s time to call your local mosquito exterminators. The experts at The Bug Man will work with you to design a custom plan to prevent mosquitoes in your yard.

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