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How Not To Attract Mosquitoes This Summer

March 28, 2020

 

For many of us, summer is often a time when we enjoy some much-needed relaxation and beautiful weather. But there is one insect that is just waiting to spoil your summer - mosquitoes!

 

There are a few tips you can do to avoid mosquito bites and countless days of itching and scratching.

 

Drain Standing Water
 

Since mosquitoes need standing water to store their eggs, eliminating areas of stagnant water in your backyard can greatly reduce mosquito populations.

 

At least every few days, scan your yard and drain water from all sorts of containers, including;

  • Pool covers

  • Tarps

  • Gutters

  • Pipes

  • Air conditioner drip trays

  • Wheelbarrows

  • Birdbaths

  • Plant pots

  • Outdoor pet dishes

You can also avoid puddles in the lawn by filling extra soil, seed, or having your lawn aerated. Aeration relieves soil compaction, which will help stop puddles from forming after a heavy rain, giving mosquitoes one less place to lay their eggs.

 

Dress Appropriately to Avoid Bites
 

People wearing dark colors are more visible and thus tend to be more likely targets for mosquitoes. Opt for light-colored clothing if you're going to be spending time outdoors.

 

Stay Indoors During The Night

 

Most species of mosquitoes have increased activity during the dusk hours. Mosquitoes can bite at any time throughout the day, but it is recommended to limit your exposure during their prime feeding times. 

 

Make Yourself Less Appealing

 

Mosquitoes can use their sense of smell to find their targets. Perfume, deodorants, and other forms of fragrance are easy signs that humans are nearby. 

 

Trim Your Grass And Vegetation

 

Trees, shrubs, and tall grasses are some of the most common places for mosquitoes to wait before flying over to their target. Keeping your lawn mowed and vegetation trimmed will help reduce mosquito populations because you will be giving them less foliage to hide in.

 

How Tee Time Lawn Care Can Help
 

If you are looking for a little more peace of mind this summer and beyond, Tee Time’s 10 Step Mosquito Program creates a barrier around your home to eliminate and control mosquitoes. 

 

Rounds 1-10 will be ran at intervals of 14-21 days starting as soon as the weather allows in March to October. This service will minimize the amount of the mosquitoes present on the lawn and can be customized to fit the customers needs. Our Mosquito Program treats for the following pests: 

  • Fleas 

  • Ticks 

  • Ants

  • Cockroaches

  • Flies

  • Gnats

  • Mosquitoes (including mosquitoes that may transmit Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and West Nile virus)

  • Silverfish

Our dedicated technicians will make frequent visits to your property to ensure that you are fully protected throughout the mosquito season.

 

To have Tee Time take care of your lawn, visit our Tee Time Lawn Care lawn care service page to keep your lawn looking it’s best all year long.

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