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The Key To Keeping Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your North Augusta Yard

mosquito on a blade of grass

Mosquitoes can make you need to call for pest control in North Augusta. In particular, a whole group of mosquitoes can turn your backyard barbecue into an itchy event. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes from making your yard their new home, and if you have a very serious mosquito issue, professional pest control can handle the situation completely. 

If you’re looking to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them away, this is the place to start. 

What Exactly Are Mosquitoes?

This may seem like a basic question, but it’s an important one. Mosquitoes are different from many other types of insects you’re likely to encounter here in the U.S. Mosquitoes are technically a category of flies, and there are thousands of different types of mosquitoes spread all around the world. 

Mosquitoes tend to stay close to humans and/or animals because female mosquitoes need the nutrients found in blood to reproduce. This is where they come into conflict with our outdoor fun. If mosquitoes are nearby, they may decide to seize on any exposed skin and consume some of our blood. These bites leave itchy wounds, and they can also spread diseases, which is a topic we will discuss in more detail. 

Mosquito Bites Can Spread Dangerous Diseases

The full list of diseases caused by mosquitoes is lengthy, but only some of these diseases are found in the United States. Just to give a sampling, mosquitoes can spread diseases like malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, West Nile virus, dengue, and Eastern equine encephalitis. Contracting any of these diseases means that you should seek medical help, but an even better way of protecting your health is to avoid mosquito bites altogether. 

If that sounds impossible, you’ll be surprised to hear that it’s much more manageable than you’d expect. Mosquito prevention and control are the best possible ways to keep your distance from mosquitoes entirely and, in the process, avoid the health risks they can bring to your outdoor gatherings. 

Effortless Tricks To Reduce Mosquito Numbers In Your Yard

If you want no mosquitoes in your yard, try following these easy, basic steps:

  • Make use of plants that deter mosquitoes, like catnip, rosemary, lavender, marigolds, and basil. They produce smells mosquitoes hate, discouraging them from coming near your yard and staying for any length of time. 
  • Check all over for sources of standing water (water that sits undisturbed for hours or days at a time). It might be a pool or a bucket that collected rainwater or a wheelbarrow that was left upright. These water sources give mosquitoes places to lay their eggs, leading to more mosquitoes in your yard. 
  • Invest in some citronella candles, lanterns, or similar products that can be placed around your yard and patio and lit any time you want to spend an evening outdoors. 
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to cover more of your skin. This gives mosquitoes less of a reason to visit since you’re giving them fewer opportunities to bite. 

These tips are especially important in the summertime, so make sure to take steps to prevent your outside time from being interrupted by biting mosquitoes.

Pro Mosquito Control Offers The Best Protection For Your Yard

Here at Aiken Pest Control, we have ample experience dealing with mosquitoes in residential areas, and we have a range of effective techniques for eliminating an infestation. Working with professionals means that you won’t need to worry about any of the safety hazards of taking on the mosquitoes yourself, and it also means that the situation will be resolved as quickly as possible, letting you get back to the business of relaxing ASAP. 

Contact Aiken Pest Control by phone or online to schedule an appointment.