Mosquito Repellents & Control Tips
The summer months are meant to be spent in your backyard enjoying the beautiful weather. Between cooking on the grill, lounging by the pool or just soaking in the summer sunset, during these moments of relaxation the last thing you want to worry about are mosquitos biting away at your ankles! Richmond Pest Control has provided some creative, all natural mosquito repellents and control tips to keep these nasty pests at bay while you’re enjoying summer backyard bliss. Properly prepare your backyard using our mosquito repellent tips, as well as consulting with a pest control professional for added protection.
6 Natural Mosquito Repellents
Plant Herbs: The summertime is perfect season for growing a beautiful backyard garden. Make sure to include plants that double as mosquito repellents like lemongrass, basil, thyme and marigolds to cut back on the pests in your yard. You can also burn these herbs while cooking on your grill.
Remove Standing Water: Mosquitos love still, standing water – it is literally a breeding ground and a place to lay their eggs. Daily or every other day you should inspect your backyard for still water and get rid of it immediately. Hotspots include bird baths, clogged roof gutters, buckets & toys.
Spread Coffee Grounds: Scatter coffee grounds in your garden, along the lining of your deck and patio and/or keep inside bowls and place it next to you. Not only is this an eco-friendly way to reduce food waste, but it is a great all natural repellent to mosquitos.
Install a Fan: Mosquitos are weak fliers, so a simple installation of a ceiling fan in your gazebo or bringing a tower fan outside can help tremendously to keep these pests away from you.
Burn Sage: Build a bonfire and throw in a bundle of save to smoke out and repel mosquitos and other flying insects. See other easy tricks to throw a bug-free outdoor party.
Call the Professionals: When all else fails or for extra prevention, call a professional pest control company. Richmond Pest Control provides flying insect pest control services for mosquitos, flies and other such insects. We’ll spray a 21 day barrier solution throughout your backyard, which is safe, non-toxic and highly effective against mosquitos and flies.
Mosquito Pest Control Company
The above tips for all natural mosquito repellents will go a long way to ward off these pests while you’re trying to relax in your backyard oasis during the summer months. For stronger solutions or any other pest problem in your home it is best to consult with a professional pest control company. Call Richmond Pest Control at 718-667-5200 for an evaluation of your property. Our expert exterminators will offer effective methods to remove and/or prevent any kind of pest infestation.