When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than getting out of the house to enjoy nature right outside your door but concerns about mosquito-borne disease often prompt many of us to learn what to do to reduce the chances of mosquito bites in our own backyards and gardens.
You may wonder is it really important to control mosquitos in your yard? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that nuisance mosquitoes bite people, but don’t spread germs. Of the over 200 types of mosquitoes in the United States and US territories, about 12 types spread germs. Local government departments and mosquito control professionals track the numbers and types of mosquitoes in an area and the germs they may be spreading. Some of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases include the Dengue fever, Zika infection, Malaria, and Chikungunya etc.
Fortunately, there are good ways to manage mosquitoes around your home at reasonable cost. Sit back and relax, we got you covered! Getting rid of mosquitoes is not an easy task but if you destroy or treat mosquito breeding sites, your work is almost done!
- You can destroy many breeding sites by draining, dumping, or filling them. Dump water from buckets, flowerpot dishes, tarps, and wheelbarrows. If possible, turn over or cover them so they can’t catch more water. Fill holes or low areas with sand or gravel and seal tree
- Use fans that can blow winds strong enough to disperse mosquitoes outdoors.
Happy mosquito-free yard!