How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard: DIY & Professional Options
The time has come for Minnesota, mosquitoes are making their way into your yard. What can you do to help get rid of the mosquitoes from your yard? Whether you want to tackle the project on your own or have a professional do it, here are some suggestions on how to decrease the chances that mosquitoes will breed in your yard this summer.
Let’s start with the breeding basics of these pesky insects. Better prepare yourself by gaining an understanding of their breeding cycles, habits, and habitats. We will discuss below how and where mosquitoes breed, how you can take care of them, and when to call a company to take care of your mosquito problem.
Why is my backyard home to so many mosquitoes?
Females can produce up to five times in one summer from one single encounter with a male mosquito. They will lay their eggs in water, swamps, or anywhere that has sufficient moisture. Once the mosquitoes hatch and mature, they can live anywhere from as little as a week to as long as several months.
DIY mosquito reduction
In order to reduce the number of mosquitos, you need to reduce possible breeding locations in your yard. Try to eliminate stagnate water from these areas on your property:
- Trash cans
- Implement drainage solutions to cut down on puddles
In addition to reducing stagnate water on your property, you can also try mosquito repellent candles, or outdoor bug foggers/sprayers.
Professional mosquito control
If you are searching for a longer-lasting, broad control of mosquitos we suggest calling a professional. Before calling we suggest determining what your needs are. Do you want protection for a special event you’re having or would you like to have mosquito relief all summer long?
Few things are worse than a swarm of mosquitoes at an outdoor event. A one-time service may be the perfect fit for your yard if you are looking for short-term coverage. If you and your family are outdoors multiple times a week a seasonal service would be a better fit.
At Northern Roots Lawn Care, our seasonal service starts as soon as mosquitos appear and will continue throughout the summer and fall. Our applicators focus on areas of your property where mosquitoes are most likely to feed and live. The mosquito control solution lasts for up to 21 days and eliminates mosquitos and other nuisance insects, such as fleas, ticks, and some flies.
Our Minnesota summers are short, don’t waste time inside waiting for the mosquitoes to subside. Use the DIY mosquito control methods mentioned above and have a mosquito service in place so you don’t let the pesky insects ruin your summer activities. Give Northern Roots Lawn Care a call at 763-777-4233 for a free estimate or visit us online here.