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7 Tips to Stop Mosquitos From Breeding on Your Property

Did you know that mosquitos can breed in the amount of water it takes to fill a bottle cap? If you’re looking forward to having friends and family over now that the pandemic is subsiding, it may be time to eliminate the conditions in your yard that are encouraging mosquitos to breed right under your nose.

Mosquito Facts

  • Mosquitos breed in water.
  • Only female mosquitos will give you a bug bite.
  • Mosquitos are one of the world’s most deadly animals.
  • The was originally established because of the threat of mosquito-caused malaria.
  • Many pests, including mosquitos, are benefiting from global warming and climate change.

Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Grounds Around Your Home

If you’re ready to get rid of the buzzing sound of insects around your head as you try to enjoy a family barbeque, here are some tips:

  1. Eliminate standing water in kiddie pools and birdbaths by emptying every day and starting fresh.
  2. Clean gutters of leaves and other debris regularly.
  3. Don’t create standing water by overwatering your lawn or potted plants.
  4. If you have a decorative pond in your yard, try adding Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a natural microbe found in soil that is toxic to mosquito larvae but harmless to humans and pets.
  5. Eliminate any junk around your yard that could collect water after it rains.
  6. Try planting these flowers and herbs that mosquitos do not like: peppermint, lavender, marigolds, citronella, pennyroyal, and feverfew.
  7. Eliminate heavy vegetation by keeping your lawn well mown and trimming trees and bushes.

Professional Pest Control

Many homeowners do not know that a pest control company such as Ecola can help eliminate mosquitos around your yard. Remember, getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds is not just about eliminating annoying bug bites but also illnesses such as Zika and West Nile Virus that they can spread.

Call Ecola today at 800-471-BUGS (2847) to get your yard in tip-top shape for all of your Summer activities.

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