With the start of mosquito season; here are some tips to follow so you can enjoy your backyard while your neighbors are shut up inside.
1. Eliminate Standing Water.
This is where they breed and the infestation starts. If you frequently have standing water in a particular area. talk to us about long-term fixes.
2. Plant Mosquito Repellent Plants
There are a number of plants that have mosquito repellent properties: catnip and lavender are two of the most effective. Plant throughout your property to keep mosquitoes away.
3. Buy a mosquito trap
Mosquito control devices are designed to keep your outdoor space and your body free of the buzzing invaders by mimicking the human body’s heat and CO2 signature. Great for larger properties.
4. Raise Chickens
Chickens eat the mosquitoes when foraging. More and more towns are allowing this sustainable practice and the lack of mosquitoes has been one of the best unintended consequences. Interesting fact: the reason free range chicken eggs are brown is from the protein in the insects they eat.
5. Hire a professional
Spraying services are relatively cheap and provide instant relief. Get your neighbors to go in with you and be mosquitoes free for a long time. [Ask us about this special service]
6. Burn Rosemary when barbecuing
Throw a few twigs of rosemary on the coals to give off a mosquito repelling aroma. Grow it in your own garden for the sustainable benefits.
7. Put Dish Soap in a Shallow Pan of Water
The mosquitoes are attacked to the standing water and will get stuck in the soapy surface.