They’re wrong: it’s not the heat or the humidity that gets us in the summer. It’s the mosquitos! Enjoying a backyard get-together, playing a game of catch, or working on your lawn and garden can be challenging when these little winged pests are whining through the air - and looking for their next meal. Not only do they leave behind itchy bites, they are known to spread disease, such as Zika and West Nile Virus. If there is one thing that proliferates faster than weeds in your flowerbed, it’s mosquitos around your property. Rid-a-Bug is here to help attack the problem so you can enjoy the season.
Eliminating Mosquitos In Your Backyard
As you know swatting one or two of the pests does not resolve the itchy issue. Rid-a-Bug has developed an effective treatment designed to eliminate mosquitos at the source. We can rid your property of potential breeding areas, such as stagnant water, moist soil, storm drains, etc.
There are some easy DIY steps you can take to control mosquitos, including:
- Removing stagnant water
- Replacing water in birdbaths and wading pools once a week.
- Keeping trash tightly contained
- Using netting in mosquito-heavy areas
- Screening your windows and doors
- Using insect repellent
- Planting insect-repellent species, such as basil, garlic, bee balm, lavender, catnip, and citronella
Again, though, by determining the root of the problem and eliminating breeding grounds, you can make rid your yard of these troublesome pests. Rid-a-Bug offers ongoing maintenance and mosquito prevention in your choice of monthly, quarterly, or yearly plans.
Summer is too short to miss out on sun and fun. If mosquitos are driving you indoors, it’s time to contact Rid-a-Bug.