Top Five Ways To Reduce Mosquitoes In Your Oasis

A 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.


Mosquito


1. Eliminate breeding grounds

The best way to minimize mosquito numbers is to eliminate breeding grounds. Mosquitos lay their eggs in stagnant water because the helps trigger the eggs to begin their transformation into larvae. Here are a few areas where stagnant water will occur:

  • Buckets
  • Bird baths
  • Gutters
  • Watering cans
  • Pond
  • Plant pots
  • Tarps
Paying attention to some of these problem areas will help limit the number of mosquitoes that visit your yard.


2. Minimize areas where mosquitos take shelter

Mosquitos love to hide in tall grass, woodpiles, bushes, and other shrubbery. By keeping these areas to a minimum and making sure to keep your lawn mowed regularly, shrubs pruned properly, and proper woodpile storage, you will discourage mosquitoes from hanging out in your oasis.

Manicured Lawn




3. Add natural plant repellant to your oasis

There 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.

Lemon Balm


4. Install insect repelling lighting

Lighting won't keep mosquitoes away all day, but they will help prevent evening and night time attacks. Certain lighting such as yellow LED bulbs are 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 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 manor, better for kids and pets. Contact us for more information on our mosquito defense program - we're here for you!