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Five Hassle-Free Ways To Keep Souderton Mosquitoes Away

Mosquito Prevention

Mosquitoes are a hassle, and it can be even more of a hassle trying to deal with them. But there are a few ways you can protect yourself from mosquitoes without doing a lot of work. Today, we're going to offer up five tips. Here's what every Souderton resident should know about mosquito control.

Tip 1: Take A Stroll

Walking around your yard isn't a hassle, right? Well, while you're out there walking around, see if you notice any containers that can catch water, such as a cup or bowl sitting on the deck, a kiddie pool that isn't being used, or a bucket used for yard work. It only takes ½ an inch of water for mosquitoes to reproduce in your yard. If you remove containers, or pour water out routinely, you can reduce mosquitoes. Here's why this is important.

  • A female mosquito lays 100 eggs at a time, often three times. That's three hundred eggs that will turn into mosquitoes in your yard.

  • When mosquitoes hatch, they don't travel far. They hang out and wait for a warm-blooded creature to come through. If you're not aware, you are a warm-blooded creature.

  • When you remove containers, you remove the ability for mosquitoes to develop. The mosquitoes that will bite you in your yard are mosquitoes that slowly work their way into your yard from neighboring properties.

  • When you pour water out onto the ground, the mosquitoes dry up and die. If you do this within a week of eggs being laid, you'll stop mosquitoes from taking to the air. It takes a little more than one week for a mosquito to go from egg to flying adult.

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Tip 2: Reduce Vegetation

Do you know that mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant sap? Yup. Male and female mosquitoes need plants to survive. The blood females draw is mostly to help sustain her eggs during reproduction. While it can be a hassle to do yard work, you may already be doing it. So, it isn't a hassle to realize that your yard work is helping to reduce mosquitoes in a few key ways:

  • Removing unnecessary plants from your landscaping reduces the food source mosquitoes desire.

  • Mosquitoes prefer humid locations. Removing unnecessary plants allows the wind to move freely through your landscaping to keep things dry.

  • Trimming tall grass reduces moisture and humidity.

Tip 3: Put On An Essential Oil

When it comes to preventing mosquito bites, essential oils aren't all that great. Okay. So, why are we telling you to put one on? Because the problem isn't that they don't work. It is that they don't work for long. Essential oils lose their effectiveness in less than an hour. But, if you're only going to be going out in your yard for a short time, these oils can be a quick and hassle-free method to keep mosquitoes away. Spray some on your skin and clothing to repel mosquitoes. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Repellent is the number one way to prevent mosquito bites, but chemicals smell bad and it is unpleasant to always be smelling like bug spray.

  • Essential oils that keep mosquitoes away can be pleasant, such as lavender, cinnamon, peppermint, or lemon.

  • Keep a bottle of your favorite, and most effective, essential oil outside, where you can easily get to it.

    If you get plants that repel mosquitoes, you can put them on your deck, or near outdoor recreation areas where you can rub the leaves and apply the oils to your skin while you're outside.

  • Be aware that a determined female mosquito won't be deterred by a bad smell. If she's desperate, your essential oils won't be enough to keep her away.

Tip 4: Put A Fan On You

If you'll be in one spot outside, it can make a big difference to have a nice breeze blowing on you. It is only a minor hassle to bring a fan outside and plug it in. Mosquitoes aren't adept at flying. All it takes is a light breeze to make it more difficult for them to bite you.

Tip 5: Invest in Professional Mosquito Reduction

The most effective, and hassle-free, way to reduce and control mosquitoes is with seasonal mosquito treatments. These knockdown resting mosquitoes, repel mosquitoes that wander into your yard, and break the cycle of reproduction around your home. While it costs money to have this service, it is hassle-free to reach out to Moyer Pest Control for seasonal mosquito service in Souderton. We make it easy. Connect with us right here on our page by clicking "contact us" and quickly filling out the short form. We'll get back to you as soon as possible and get things set up so that your yard has the protection it needs to reduce and repel irritating, and potentially harmful, mosquitoes.

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