Tips to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard
The Deadliest Animal in The World Is the Mosquito
The beginning of June marks the unofficial start of the mosquito season in Tennessee, with large groups of tiny critters preparing to invade barbecues, picnics and other outdoor activities on your property. Heavy rainfall, coupled with rising temperatures, will cause mosquito populations to explode in the following weeks. Despite their size and fragility, they cause about 725,000 human deaths every year. This is more than some of the biggest predators on the planet, such as sharks, wolves, lions, elephants, and crocodiles, combined. A mosquito is an effective carrier of pathogens that may cause devastating diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, various forms of encephalitis, and the notorious West Nile virus. With that being said, here is how you get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.
Use Lawn Repellant
Buy a one-gallon jug for lawn insect repellant at the closest home center or pest control supplier. Spray the repellent on the lawn, shrubs, and other areas with plants to create a shield that insects won’t want to trespass. Alternatively, you can get granules that can be applied to your turfgrass with a fertilizer spreader. These types of products usually contain oils that repel pesky insects without releasing chemicals or fumes that are poisonous to pets or kids. Their effectiveness lasts for about three weeks. Contact professionals in the field for mosquito control management.
If the insects have already invaded your landscaping, use some tricks like burning citronella candles and placing fans on the ground that will help keep you from getting bit for a while.
Combat Mosquitoes with Secure Lawn Pest Control Services
For best results, choose a seasonal mosquito control service. In this way, you will get relief from mosquitoes all summer long, not just a few weeks with a single service. Secure Lawn offers pest protection & control management in Tennessee. Call us at 615-893-8455 to schedule an inspection today!