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How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Overrunning your Home


How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Overrunning your Home

How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Overrunning your Home

Did you know that mosquitoes have the nickname “swamp angels?” It’s ironic because they’re anything but angelic. Their bites cause itchy allergic reactions, they transmit deadly diseases to humans, and just their buzz alone is enough to drive someone crazy. If you want to avoid the wrath of the “swamp angel,” use the tips below.

Get rid of standing water. It’s breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Have you ever gone canoeing and noticed a swarm of mosquitoes on the surface of the lake having what looks like a mosquito party? This is because they need water to hatch their eggs. They spend the first 10 days of their lives in water. Now, picture the same swarm of mosquitoes in your backyard. It can happen if you leave out a bucket, birdbath, or any other container that can collect water. You can either make sure these items are covered or replace the water regularly to avoid attracting mosquitoes.

Maintaining your lawn keeps the mosquitoes away.

Mosquitoes use tall grass and overgrown shrubs as a shelter. In addition to water, they like cool and humid areas. Keeping grass cut and shrubs trimmed will help keep them away from your lawn.

Make sure your pipes are in good shape.

Leaky pipes and a poor irrigation system can create favorable conditions for mosquitoes. Again, they love water in any way, shape, or form.

Check your window and door screens.

Make sure that your windows and doors have screens to prevent mosquitoes from going inside your home and that the mesh is the correct size. The holes in the mesh can’t be too big otherwise, the mosquitoes will fly right through the screen. There shouldn’t be any rips or tears in the screens, because they can find a way through them.

Use repellant.

There are a variety of mosquito repellants you can use. Products containing DEET are known to be effective. Many use repellant spray, citronella candles, and plant oils.

Call Waynes.

The best and easiest way to get rid of and prevent mosquitoes is to call Waynes! We take pride in protecting families from mosquitoes. We want you to be able to enjoy your property without being terrorized by those disease-carrying insects. Waynes has developed the Enviroguard Mosquito Solution designed to mutilate mosquitoes and allow you to enjoy the great outdoors, again.

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