Mosquito bites are itchy, and people can even be allergic to these pests. If you are having this problem, there are many things you can do to control them. Keep reading for three mosquito treatment tips so you and your family can go outside and not have to worry about these insects.
Find Breeding Areas
Female mosquitoes can lay up to 100 eggs at a time so consider if you have hundreds of females on your property how many eggs this adds up to. Water is what females need to lay eggs and for the eggs to thrive. Even small amounts of water will work well for them. If you have any containers outside that have water in them remove them. Other places you may find water are old cans, potholes, holes in trees, rain gutters that are clogged, and much more.
You may use a birdbath on your property or have a pond or water garden. Because these things are not easy to remove, purchase mosquito control rings and place them in these structures. These rings float on the water and release a bacterium slowly at a time. The females and the larvae will then die. Use several rings in a pond or water garden.
Purchase mosquito repellant to help kill mosquitoes in your yard. This will not kill all of them but will reduce how many you have. Spray the repellant in areas where mosquitoes are often seen. The product stays on the surface for several hours in most cases. You can find repellant that is natural so it will not harm your family.
There are also strips that you can hang in different areas that will kill mosquitoes as they come to your yard. There is a liquid on these strips that attract mosquitoes along with other predatory insects. These strips may look unsightly, but they will help with your mosquito problem. This way you can sit outside and not be as bit as often.
Hire a Pest Control Company
If you still have a lot of mosquitoes on your property hire a pest control company. They can spray a mosquito repellant outside to control the number of mosquitoes you have. The pest control company will inspect your entire property as there may be breeding sites that you did not find.
The pest control company may also set traps in different areas of your property. These traps are set near breeding grounds, but they can also set them around the area where you and your family are often outside.
You will never completely get rid of mosquitoes in your yard but using these measures to control them will reduce the number of bites you get.