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How to Protect Your Home & Yard From Mosquitoes

Spring and summer are wonderful times of year, but it can also be a frustrating time when you are constantly being bit by mosquitoes. These little pests can make outdoor activities such as barbecuing or swimming very unpleasant. Not to mention, they can also carry diseases like Zika virus. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for getting rid of mosquitoes so you can enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest.

1. Clean Up Around the House

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so make sure to empty any containers or other sources of standing water around your home, such as bird baths, rain barrels and flower pots. Also, check for clogged gutters as these can create pools of water that will attract mosquitoes. If you have a pool or pond in your yard, regularly monitor and maintain it to ensure there is no stagnant water build-up.

2. Plant Insect Repellent Plants

Certain plants such as rosemary, lavender, lemon balm, basil and marigolds are natural mosquito repellents that can be planted around the perimeter of your house to help keep them away from your property. Try to plant these in areas near doors and windows to help keep mosquitoes away from the entry points of your home and gathering spaces such as patios.

3. Schedule Professional Mosquito Control

The best way to protect your home from mosquitoes is to hire a professional mosquito control service. They will come to your property and inspect for any standing water sources that could be attracting mosquitoes as well as apply a special insect repellent treatment throughout your property’s exterior space. This will kills mosquitoes on contact and create a barrier which can last up to 30-45 days, depending on the weather.

By following these tips for keeping mosquitoes out of your home this summer, you can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about pesky bites! If you want more protection, consider reaching out to the Suffolk County mosquito control pros at MSG Lawn Care today to get a quote for your home or business property.

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