Natural Yard Control for Mosquitoes

Before lighting the grill for a summer barbecue, keep in mind one unwanted visitor to your party: the mosquito. While this flying pest is usually seen as only an annoyance, mosquitoes can spread diseases that affect pets and people. By understanding how your yard can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and choosing a quality organic mosquito control spray, you and your family can enjoy the summer without these itch-inducing pests.

No Mosquitoes Allowed

The first step to making sure your yard is a no-mosquito zone is to make your yard as uninviting as possible. Mosquitoes love standing water, and this is the area they like to lay their eggs so the first area to tackle is anywhere with large puddles of water. These areas can include runoff from your gutters, small ponds, and even bird baths.  Draining these areas is the best approach. However, if you can’t get your yard free of standing water, pouring unused coffee grounds into these areas has been found to stop the growth of young mosquitoes.

Use Organic Chemicals

Eco-friendly organic alternatives are now readily available to treat your yard to keep mosquitoes at bay. A lot of these yard sprays use essential oils to repel pests, and the same essential oils that work to repel mosquitoes can also keep ticks and spiders out of your yard. Oils used in organic mosquito sprays can include citronella, peppermint, camphor, lemon eucalyptus, and cedar. When applied to your yard as directed by the product’s label, these compounds can work just as well as the manufactured yard sprays of the past.

Enjoying your yard in the summertime does not have to be an itchy experience. With the new organic and natural products to keep mosquitoes away, you can enjoy your time outside while also protecting yourself and your family.

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