7 ways how to get rid of mosquitoes
You’ve been all over the web searching how to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes and finally you’ve found the right place to get the best tips. Here at OKC Pest Control, we have decades of experience in the fight against mosquitoes. Enjoy these 7 tips on how to get rid of mosquitoes.
Identify The Most Common Sources of Mosquitoes
The best method of repelling pests like mosquitoes is to identify the source of the pest infiltration. There are several things in the average house that will attract mosquitoes. First, mosquitoes prefer to breed in stagnant water so as we will mention later, it’s important to get rid of any standing water around your home. Mosquitoes are attracted to certain smells so you should make sure the tops of scented bottles are covered.
Interestingly, mosquitoes are also apparently attracted to people who drink alcoholic beverages such as beer. A study which was published in the journal of the American Mosquito Control Association suggests that drinking one beer could make you a more attractive target to mosquitoes.
Here’s How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Easily
- Make use of a mosquito fogger
If the mosquito infestation is spread over a large outdoor space then one of the more effective methods is to use an industrial insect fogger. These devices can come in two general forms. They can be purchased it as a spray can or fogging machine. Your choice will depend on how large of an area you are looking to apply the repellant. Serious safety precautions need to be taken before an area is fogged. Also, if you feel the need to keep things organic you can always use an organic insecticide in your fogger.
- Deploy Camphor Tablets
Camphor, which is extracted from the camphor tree, can be used in various forms, including tablets and essential oils. There are several ways you can use camphor tablets to keep the mosquitoes away. Place camphor tablets around the household dissolving them in water. Place the solution where you observe the mosquitoes most often. This method will work best in enclosed areas.
- Use Neem Oil As A Deterrent
Neem oil can be used as a natural and very potent pest repellent. Homeowners can use a combination of neem and coconut oil to repel mosquitoes on the patio. We have found that a solution of coconut oil mixed with 5% of neem oil provided excellent protection against mosquitoes. You can also burn some neem leaves and the resulting smoke will provide a great barrier against the blood sucking pests.
- Natural Mosquito Predators Will Serve You Well
Make your garden a desirable place for natural mosquito predators. Surprisingly dragonfly larvae are known to devour mosquito eggs. If you happen to have a pond in your backyard then it is very beneficial to have some frogs around. Other natural predators include bats, spiders, and birds.
- Make sure to eliminate any stagnant water near your home.
This is the big one! Mosquitoes generally will lay their eggs around and in stagnant water. Always clear the area of any standing water. Bleach can be used in areas that accumulate water from time to time but do not use it in ponds or areas where wildlife inhabits.
- Plant Vegetation That Repels Mosquitoes
Plants which repel mosquitoes will serve a few purposes. They are a great way to make your home look great and improve the looks and curb appeal. They will also help to reduce the population of mosquitoes in your home or yard. There are several mosquito-deterring plants to consider for both outdoors and indoors. Marigolds, lavender, and basil are great for this purpose and they look beautiful.
- Burn Citronella Candles
Citronella is a natural product used to repel many bugs including mosquitoes. The oil infused in the candle is made from Citronella Grass. The citronella smell does not actually kill the mosquitoes. It simply deters the mosquitoes by masking scents that the pests like. Citronella candles are most effective in enclosed spaces with little airflow.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how to get rid of mosquitoes and hope you’ll visit our site regularly for the latest pest control tips.