Top Five Ways To Reduce Mosquitoes In Your OasisA beautiful landscape can be tough to enjoy amidst the din of buzzing mosquitoes during the summertime in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Below, are some tips to help reduce the population in your oasis this year.
1. Eliminate breeding grounds
The best way to minimize mosquito numbers is to eliminate breeding grounds. Mosquitos lay their eggs in stagnant water because it helps trigger the eggs to begin their transformation into larvae. Here are a few areas where stagnant water will occur:
- Watering cans
- Plant pots
2. Minimize areas where mosquitos take shelterMosquitos love to hide in tall grass, woodpiles, bushes, and other vegetation. By keeping these areas to a minimum and making sure your lawn is mowed regularly, shrubs are pruned properly, and any woodpile is stored properly, you will discourage mosquitoes from hanging out in your oasis.
3. Add natural plant repellant to your oasisThere are a variety of plants that provide a natural repellent for mosquitoes. Incorporating them into your outdoor oasis will help warn off these pesky insects. A few of these plants include Citronella, Basil, Wild Bergamot, Garlic, Lavender, and Lemon Balm.
4. Install insect-repelling lightingLighting won't keep mosquitoes away all day, but it will help prevent evening and night time attacks. Certain lighting such as yellow LED bulbs is a great option during evening activities to keep these pests at bay.
5. Hire a professional
For some, the natural techniques still are not enough to ward off these annoying insects. While there are DIY options, they are not nearly as effective as professional products and techniques. Professional pest control technicians know where to apply the product to get the best possible results, often in areas that most people wouldn’t think of to apply. Professional products are much more effective than DIY products, and often applied in a safer manner, better for kids and pets. Contact us for more information on our mosquito defense program - we're here for you!