How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Yard

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Mosquitoes love to spend their time in the backyard and they will not go away unless you take steps to control them. Mosquitoes can be annoying, dangerous, and deadly; which is why homeowners must make it a priority to get rid of them. Luckily there are many ways for homeowners to control mosquitoes in their yard without having to invest too much money or effort. In this blog post, we will cover different methods that you can use in order to get rid of mosquitoes around your home!

What attracts mosquitoes to your yard?

One of the first things you should do is identify what types of mosquito attractors are in your yard. Mosquitoes will come to you for a blood meal and they need something that smells like people (sweat, body odor) or animals (urine, pets). Other common things that attract them are:

  • Flowers
  • Perfumes
  • Sweet desserts
  • Meat
  • Beer
  • Dark-colored clothing
  • Standing water

What home remedies help get rid of mosquitoes?

One of the best home remedies that you can use is garlic. You will need to crush up one or two cloves of garlic and mix it with water. Then, spray your yard down with this mixture in order to keep mosquitoes away.

Another great remedy for getting rid of mosquitos is lemon juice. If you take a fresh cut lemon and squeeze the juice out of it, and then you spray it around your yard. This will keep the mosquitos away because they do not like citrus smells.

One of the most well-known home remedies that homeowners use to get rid of mosquitoes is witch hazel. Witch hazel can be purchased from any local drug store at a cheap price. All you need to do is spray it around your yard after you have watered it down.

Or, you can use the most common home remedy, citronella oil. You can buy this at any local drug store and then spread it around your yard, on chairs, or in small bowls that are placed outside or you can buy a citronella candle and burn that. This will help get rid of mosquitoes because they do not like the smell.

What do professional mosquito sprayers use?

There are a variety of different sprays that professional mosquito control companies use. At A&C, we use our In2Care and Mosquitomint sprays to treat the exterior of your home.

  • In2Care is an environmentally friendly treatment that works rain or shine to protect your home against mosquitoes. It kills adult mosquitoes and mosquito larvae in order to give you back the mosquito-free yard you've always wanted.
  • Mosquitomint is a natural remedy that deters mosquitoes through the smell of peppermint. Our exterminators spray it near their breeding grounds in order to deter them!
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