Summer is just around the corner, which means mosquitoes are quickly becoming a problem. They love the heat, the humidity, and all the rain that comes with the summer season, and they love to make your life miserable. It’s a beautiful time of year, and it’s one in which many families spend a great deal of time outdoors enjoying the weather, sports, and fun in the sun. Before you send your family outside and put them at risk of being swarmed by mosquitoes, there are a few things you can do to protect your home by controlling mosquitoes that want to make a home of your home.
Is there a space on your deck, porch, or in your yard where you spend a lot of time with the family? If there is, consider planting some lemongrass in that area. Mosquitoes are repelled by it, and they want nothing to do with the area. This means they’ll steer clear of it. A good idea is to put a little on the pool deck, by the grill, and anywhere your kids play regularly.
Watch for Standing Water
Many areas in the yard harbor standing water regularly, and now is the time to remedy that situation. There is no reason standing water should be a problem, but it’s where mosquitoes breed. Get rid of all water that’s not moving regularly, that’s not filtered, and that’s just hanging out. Do this immediately after a rain, and be sure you have nothing in your yard where standing water sits for any length of time.
Talk to the Neighbors
The unfortunate truth is you can spend all the time in the world ensuring there are no mosquitoes or places for them in your yard, but that doesn’t mean the neighbors are doing the same. If you can’t get your neighbors to take the same stance against these nasty creatures, ask them if they’d allow you to do it. Ask if you can dump any standing water they have after a rain or storm to keep mosquitoes at bay. They might not want to bother with it, but they might not be bothered by you taking the time to do it yourself as a form of mosquito control.
It’s also a good idea to call a professional service for mosquito control to help with the elimination and prevention of mosquitoes. These pests can carry disease, and they’re not good for your health. By taking every precaution available, you increase your family’s chances of enjoying the beautiful weather without the fear of being bitten. It’s just one small way to ensure your family is always protected at home throughout the year.