How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Yard
Prevention is the best method when it comes to mosquitoes. If your yard doesn’t have what they’re looking for, they’ll go somewhere else. Here are some tips on making your backyard unattractive to mosquitoes:
- Get rid of standing water to eliminate potential mosquito breeding areas
- Cover spas, pools, and birdbaths when not in use
- Install fans in strategic locations – mosquitoes are weak flyers and they will quickly leave a windy area
- Get an inspection from a professional mosquito exterminator
Why Do I Have a Mosquito Problem?
Mosquitoes love the humid climate of Long Island, especially in the late spring and summer months. That’s why we have so many here.
Mosquitoes are also more common in properties near wooded areas. They will come into your backyard if they find suitable breeding grounds. This is why it’s crucial to standing and stagnant water, and to cover your pool when not in use.
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6 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Yard on Long Island
Nobody wants to deal with mosquitoes in their yard, so it’s a good thing there are a few things you can do to prepare. Here are some things we recommend to help you survive mosquito season on Long Island:
- Eliminate stagnant water in your yard. Get rid of water in buckets, flowerpots, birdbaths, tarps, and more. Mosquitoes use standing water to lay eggs
- Place screens on windows and doors. Installing screens on your doors and windows can keep mosquitoes from getting indoors every time you try to get some fresh air
- Keep a tidy yard. Regularly maintain your garden and lawn to keep the grass short. Pests love long and unkempt grass. Also keep plants and bushes trimmed to prevent mosquito resting spots
- Install fans. Mosquitoes hate wind and are not strong fliers. Fans force them away from your outdoor areas
- Invest in fish if you have a pond. Certain fish species will feed on mosquito larvae. Alternatively, adding an agitator will stop mosquitoes from laying eggs in the water
- Inspect your yard regularly. Keep your eyes and ears open. Always look for potential mosquito breeding grounds and eliminate them. You may consider hiring your local mosquito control experts for assistance
Professional Mosquito Prevention
There’s no magic bullet when it comes to mosquitoes. It takes a combination of working with a professional mosquito exterminator and good common sense prevention methods.
That’s what the team at Arrow Exterminating is here for. We’ve partnered with families on Long Island for over 75 years getting rid of mosquitoes, and we’d be proud to work with you too.