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Things You Can Do To Control The Mosquito Population In Your Yard

by Dan Mckinney

Too many people make the mistake of assuming that there really is not anything they can do about how many mosquitos have made their yards home. This thought could not be further from the truth. While you certainly cannot control insects to the point that you will never have another mosquito in your yard ever again, you can certainly cut down on how many of them you have to deal with. To help you do just that, you will want to spend a little time checking out the following bits of advice:

Get Rid Of The Standing Water

Standing water is water that is not moving thanks to an ongoing flow. Think of how different a pond is compared to a creek. Standing water becomes stagnant and it is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Empty bird baths and any containers that collect water whenever it rains. Grade the soil a little bit if there are sections of your yard that become soaked with puddles of water after a hard rain. You may need to have a drainage professional come inspect your yard.

Keep The Leaves Cleaned Up

Make sure that you are thoroughly cleaning up the leaves as they drop to the ground in the fall. This is because those leaves can create perfect hiding places for all sorts of insects in the spring, including mosquitoes. If you are not able to bag up and use a mulching machine for all of the leaves and there are a lot of them in the fall, you will want to hire someone to help you with it.

Add Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

There are a lot of plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. Planting these can be much more effective than using chemical repellents. Some of the plants you might consider adding to your landscape include catnip, bee balm, lavender, citronella, marigolds, and peppermint. Ask your landscaper if they have any additional plant suggestions.

Now that you have had the opportunity to learn a little about how you can cut down on how many mosquitos call your backyard their home, you will want to get to work. If you need some assistance with the cleanup of your property, you can always get in touch with a landscaper. They can provide lawn care maintenance that will not only cut down on the number of mosquitos you deal with this summer, but can also make the area much more enjoyable overall. Go ahead and start talking with your neighbors, friends, and family about the landscapers they use and whether they think you would benefit from their services as well.

Reach out to a company such as Going Green Lawn Services to find out more.