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4 Tips for Dealing With a Pesky Mosquito Infestation in Your Lawn

Posted May 12th, 2021 in Lawn Care

4 Tips for Dealing With a Pesky Mosquito Infestation in Your Lawn

In Canada, mosquitoes are active from May to September which means that they have quite a while to wreak havoc on homes and yards during this time.

Not only is dealing with mosquitoes a nuisance, but these little pests are also disease vectors by which harmful bacteria and illnesses can be spread to you and your family.

After you suspect a mosquito infestation, extermination can be costly. That's why it's ideal to prevent these pests from hanging out near your home in the first place! If you're interested in learning how to keep mosquitoes and their larvae away from your property, just keep on reading these tips.

1. Don't Overwater Your Plants or Grass

Mosquitoes are insects that thrive near areas with excess water. In fact, most adult mosquitoes actually lay their eggs on the surface of water, which is why you should never overwater your lawn or plants if you want to keep them at bay.

Make sure that you're only giving your grass as much water as it needs to survive and that there is no standing water when you're finished.

2. Keep Grass Short

If you aren't getting your lawn mowed weekly during peak mosquito season, your yard could be a potential bug breeding ground.

Tall, overgrown yards offer places for mosquitoes to hide and get moisture, so it's important that you keep your grass cut short to ward off any uninvited guests.

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3. Remove Water Collectors

There are some items and decorations in your yard that collect rainwater, holding it stagnant so that mosquitoes can come breed and lay eggs as they please.

Make sure to remove any water collector from your yard to thwart off these trespassers. Here are a few common items that collect water:

  • birdbaths
  • empty tires
  • kid's toys or swing sets
  • empty plant pots
  • areas near hoses

It's ideal to remove these items from your yard. If you can't, treating the standing water with a solution should kill any eggs or larvae and prevent adults from coming back.

4. Keep Trees and Shrubs Manicured

A well-kept, maintained lawn is also one that prevents a home mosquito infestation. By keeping the branches of trees and shrubs properly manicured, you're leaving fewer places for mosquitoes to take shelter.

Without adequate shelter, mosquitoes won't be able to breed and thrive, and they'll move on from your home to someplace else.

Prevent a Mosquito Infestation With These Tips

Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests; they have the potential to put your family's health at risk. That's why it's crucial that you take steps now to prevent them from making a home in your yard or surrounding areas.

Now that you know how to get rid of mosquito infestation on your property, you can feel confident that your home is safe from insect vectors.

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