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Control Mosquitoes Inside And Outside Your Home In 7 Easy Steps


As the weather becomes nice and the sun starts to shine through, there is nothing better than having some fresh air and some fun. However, those pesky mosquitoes seem to always find a way inside your home. With 7 easy steps, you can take control of these annoying insects inside and outside your home.

1. Pest Control

If you're dealing with a lot of mosquitoes, perhaps the easiest way to solve this issue is to do some pest control. Of course, nobody likes the smell of harsh chemicals, and they can not only damage your plants but can also pose a health risk for both people and pets alike. However, natural lawn pest control can ensure that you'll get rid of any mosquitoes without any of the less desirable side effects. While synthetic pest control solutions used to be seen as more cost-effective, nowadays natural options are not only within the same financial margin, but they are also better for the environment. When choosing a product, it's always important to choose one that best suits your needs. In other words, if it's mosquitoes you're trying to get rid of, make sure that the solution you use is reputed to be effective against them.

2. Outdoor Plants

Over the past few years, there's been a spike in the attention homeowners pay to their yards and gardens. If you're looking to turn your outdoor space into something truly heavenly, or if you'd like to add something to what's already there, you might want to consider which plants you're going to introduce into your space. Mosquitoes tend to love areas with a lot of moisture, but they don't like certain smells that can repel them. One way to keep mosquitoes from becoming a nuisance is by planting something that will help repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes hate basil, lavender, catnip, and lemongrass. Planting these plants near where mosquitoes frequent will help keep them away because of their smell. While these should also be safe for pets to be around them, it's always best to check the plants you're using on your own pets to make sure.

3. Eliminate Standing Water

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. So if you remove any sources of standing water that are outside your house you can prevent female mosquitoes from laying eggs and stop larvae from growing into adults that bite people. As simple as this sounds, it is important to remember that even very small amounts of water can produce hundreds of mosquitoes. If you have any sources of standing water on your property, such as a birdbath, plant pot saucers, rain gutters, or other areas where the drainage isn't the best so water pools when watering plants or washing your car, try to remove them or move them so they do not collect any water.

4. Clutter And Piles

Taking the time to clean out your space is a great way to get rid of an infestation without doing anything too strenuous, and it's also a great way to keep mosquitoes from being a nuisance in the future. The more clutter you have within an area, the more likely it is that stagnant water will develop when you least expect it. In this case, your best bet would be to get rid of or move anything that could potentially collect water or just clean out your space so there isn't any clutter. If you're looking for a more long-term solution, removing things like old tires or anything that could hold water can definitely help you get rid of mosquitoes inside and outside your home.

5. Close The Windows While Mosquitoes Are Active

Mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn. If you're looking to keep mosquitoes from entering your space, it's best that you close your windows and doors during those times of the day. This will help keep mosquitoes from getting into your space and making it their own. Don't worry about the fresh air, because you can use a fan to create a cross breeze that will ensure that any mosquitoes that do happen to get through won't be able to settle in and thrive. Also, remember to check your doors and windows daily to make sure they are shut tight. If they are not, mosquitoes will definitely find a way in. If one does get in, it's important that you get rid of it as soon as possible - if it's a female mosquito that you let in, she'll be looking for water to lay her eggs.

6. Install Mosquito Nets

If mosquitoes are a consistent nuisance, investing in mosquito nets will help keep you from being bothered at night. By adding retractable screens to all your doors and windows, you'll be able to sleep soundly without worrying about mosquitoes flying in and biting you - regardless of whether or not you have your windows closed. A mesh screen will also allow for proper ventilation, which is something that will keep mosquitoes away anyway. If you want to be extra safe, mosquito nets can be hung around your bed like a canopy to ensure that no mosquitoes get close, and the best part is they're easy to use so it's not hard to install them or get rid of them when you need to get up.

7. Citronella Candles

Sick of reapplying bug spray? Try lighting up some citronella candles near where mosquitoes like to hang out. The smell is known to be an effective way of repelling these pests, and one candle will last for hours. While not a great replacement for using bug spray, it is a good option if you and your friends and family want to sit and spend some quality time together without being constantly bothered by pests. You can also strategically place them in areas where mosquitoes like to thrive inside your home, such as near window sills or corners where they like to hide when the lights are out. In addition, most people agree that citronella candles have a pleasant smell, so there's no need to worry that they will make your house smell like harsh chemicals.

Mosquitoes are definitely a big nuisance, but there are easy solutions to control them inside and outside your home. By taking the time to address all of these different areas, you can make sure that mosquitoes won't be able to make your house their own - or at least not for long. While each of these solutions is effective on its own, you'll get the best results by combining them and using more than one at a time.