Summer is one of our favorite seasons, but there are definitely some downsides to this time of year. Warm weather, despite all its benefits, brings about some insects that we’d prefer would mind their business, specifically the mosquito. If you live in Virginia, you know that these insects are some of the worst in the nation due to the ideal conditions that exist in our state. Indeed, in years past we ranked in the top 20 worst states for mosquitoes! As nice as it would be for these creatures to vanish or simply leave us alone, the truth is that the coming years are only expected to deliver worsening mosquito seasons. So, this begs the question, what are some mosquito control tips for your yard?
Mosquitoes seek standing water
To raise their young, mosquitoes require standing water in which to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, very little water is necessary to create the necessary conditions for a mosquito nursery, so it is important to stay vigilant and aware of the areas of your yard that could be contributing to your mosquito problem. For example, if you have clogged gutters, leaf piles, or any other yard work that needs attention, act quickly. Each of these areas can harbor mosquito larvae!
Your septic system could be harboring mosquitoes
A little-known fact about mosquitoes is that they can even utilize your septic system to their advantage. If there are any access points to your septic field that insects can enter, rest assured, a mosquito will probably find a way to enter. Make sure your property is well tended to ensure mosquitoes don’t have an easy way to breed!
Natural mosquito control can help
Some plants can act as natural mosquito repellants, and they are also attractive to the eye and nose! For example, lavender, citronella grass, marigolds, mint, rosemary, and more are all unsavory to these insects. If you plant enough, there is a chance that you will have enlisted nature in the fight against mosquitoes.
Your mosquito control company can help
At Mosquito Squad, we know how frustrating it can be to deal with mosquitoes every year. Since 2005, we’ve worked with customers throughout the greater Richmond area to defend against mosquitoes. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population on your property!