How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In Your Yard
Mosquitoes thrive in dark, humid areas with plenty of shade and moisture. They are attracted to areas with standing water because water is essential for how mosquitoes reproduce and lay their eggs. Common mosquito habitats include tall grass, hollow trees, and areas under leaves, along with standing water.
There are four main stages of the mosquito life cycle: egg, larvae, pupae, and adult. The first three stages all require water. Adult mosquitoes must lay their eggs in water, and larvae and pupae will live on the water’s surface. It’s important to minimize the amount of standing water in your yard to get rid of mosquitoes, but there are more actions homeowners can take.
This article will outline three ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.
1. Clear Areas With Standing Water
75% of the mosquito life cycle is spent in water. By removing areas with standing water, you deny mosquitoes access to breed in your yard. They don’t need much, so check the following areas for standing water and take the necessary actions to prevent mosquito reproduction.
- water in the bottom of planters
- drainage streams
- street sewers that don’t drain completely
- rain barrels
- buckets of water
- swimming pools
- drain lines from rain gutters
- old tires
- slow-moving water
- decorative fish ponds
- bird baths
- water accumulated around windows, doors, or near an automatic sprinkler system
- Pet water bowls
2 – Get Rid Of Debris
As we touched on earlier, mosquitoes thrive in areas that provide shade from the sun. Debris and objects scattered throughout your yard are great places for mosquitoes to escape the heat. Cleaning up these following areas can significantly reduce the overall mosquito population in your yard.
- piles of leaves
- lawn furniture
- twigs and branches
- weeds, overgrowth, and tall grass
3 – Install an In2Care Mosquito Trap For Your Yard
The In2Care Mosquito Trap was created with the reproductive habits of mosquitoes in mind. This all-inclusive trap targets the two life stages of the mosquito: the adult stage and the larvae stage. Inside the trap is water mixed with an active ingredient designed to repel and kill mosquitoes. Adult mosquitoes are lured to the trap to deposit their eggs in the water. These eggs become contaminated with the active ingredient that slowly kills the larvae over a few days. In the meantime, the adult mosquito also becomes contaminated and will likely visit other areas with standing water. As this happens, the active ingredient spreads to those other areas in your yard and works to kill off mosquitoes in those places as well.
Benefits Of The In2Care Mosquito Trap
• Effectively controls the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus
• Kills exposed mosquitos and stops virus development
• Kills larvae inside the trap and surrounding breeding sites
• Is a green innovation – reduces the number of chemicals used
• Does not target plants or beneficial insects such as bees or butterflies
• Gives 24 hours/day protection
• Pet friendly and environmentally safe
Contact Atlanta Environmental Pest Services today to learn more about the In2Care Mosquito Trap or to schedule your service appointment!