There’s nothing worse than having your backyard barbecue or pool party marred by mosquitoes. That’s why you should always have a backyard mosquito control system that you can rely on. The good news is that you have some options.
There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes inhabiting the Earth. About 176 of these species are found in North America. And there are roughly 55 species alone flying around in Michigan. Only a few of these carry diseases, but they’re all significant nuisances.
Whether you’re trying to decrease the risk of contracting the West Nile Virus or just trying to enjoy the outdoor space in your backyard, there are plenty of reasons to want to keep mosquitoes away. So, let’s look at a few backyard mosquito control systems that you can try at your home.
Outdoor Residential Spraying
You can put together a plan that is designed to spray pesticides around your yard.
Our Defender Program is a great example of this. It combines three effective and proven pest control services into one plan.
A multi-tiered approach works best when spraying. It will provide you the best chance at keeping all types of bugs at bay.
Integrated Pest Management
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe that a combination of approaches is most effective at controlling mosquito populations.
It’s generally known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and employs several strategies, but the foundation of your IPM should be built on eliminating standing water around your home.
That’s because almost any size container can provide a habitat for mosquitoes to hatch if they remain filled with water for more than a few days. Killing mosquito larvae by draining water before they emerge as adults can reduce or eliminate the need to spray pesticides to kill adult mosquitoes.
Integrated Pest Management for mosquitoes may also include the following:
- Keep the water in birdbaths from becoming stagnant.
- Make sure to cover trash cans to prevent water accumulation.
- Drill holes in old tires so they’ll drain.
- Clean gutters and downspouts so water doesn’t collect in them.
- Flip wheelbarrows over so they don’t fill with water.
Also, keep tall grasses under control. And remember that many naturally-occurring fish are predators of mosquito larvae. Fish of almost any kind will eat mosquito larvae, including goldfish.
Implementing these tactics in combination with the use of mosquito repellants and pesticides can help keep mosquitoes at bay.
Natural Mosquito Control
If you’d like to avoid chemical insecticides and try a natural mosquito control solution, you can use natural mosquito control.
These treatments both repel living mosquitoes and destroy their nests and eggs in places like standing water. This will allow you to drive away mosquitoes without exposing your family to harmful chemical pesticides.
Lush Lawn Backyard Mosquito Control System
Eliminating mosquitoes entirely is very hard to do. They can move around quickly, so any control efforts may just be temporary. You may need a team of experts behind you to get the job done.
Lush Lawn can provide you with an effective organic backyard mosquito control system. Our mosquito control treatments will form a barrier around your yard to best protect you and your family from mosquitoes.
If you’d like to learn more about our mosquito control services, contact us today.