Mosquitoes are a very common pest problem in the summertime here in Long Island. They are infamous for ruining your time spent outdoors, especially at dusk or dawn. In addition to their bites, mosquitoes are potentially dangerous insects. They are infamous for spreading deadly diseases, so it’s important to learn how to prevent mosquitoes.
At Arrow Exterminating, we are committed to keeping our customers safe from mosquito problems. We’ve provided our top mosquito prevention tips to keep you and your family safe.
What Keeps Mosquitoes Away From My Home?
In order to be able to enjoy your outdoor living space without the threat of mosquitoes in the spring or summer, it’s important to make your yard less attractive to them. Three top mosquito prevention tips for your yard include:
- Removing standing water: To be able to reproduce, mosquitoes need a source of standing water. Cover or remove any puddles, planters, ponds, and even tarps that harbor still water.
- Planting a garden: Rosemary, citronella, and marigolds are just three of the many types of plants known to naturally repel mosquitoes.
- Installing a fan: Mosquitoes do not like a windy environment. If you have a covered patio, install a ceiling fan or place an outdoor standing fan to avoid still air.
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DIY Methods to Prevent Mosquitoes
There are many DIY solutions and store-bought products that claim to be effective against mosquitoes, but most of the time are not a long-term mosquito solution. However, there are several additional ways you can help prevent mosquitoes. These include spray repellents, citronella products, and chemical sprays. When spending time outdoors, make sure to wear long sleeves and pants, and use a repellent containing DEET to protect yourself and your family from bites.
Mosquito Prevention Services in Long Island
Mosquitoes can quickly turn your time spent outdoors sour, which is why it’s important to invest in mosquito prevention services. By working with a professional mosquito exterminator such as Arrow Exterminating, you can keep these insects out of your Long Island yard for good. To schedule an inspection or learn more about preventing mosquitoes in your yard, contact us today!Back to Mosquito Exterminators – Control – Removal