Summertime is here. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than having a barbecue for your family, friends, and neighbors? You can hang out at the grill sizzling up some hamburgers and hotdogs while catching up on current events and laughing with your guests.
But there’s one thing that can drain the fun from your backyard bash faster than your guests refusing to RSVP: mosquitoes.
These nasty pests swarm around you and your guests like they have a first-class pass to your patio party. Their bites pinch and then they itch. On top of that, they carry some pretty serious diseases like West Nile.
We know you don’t want your sunny shindig ruined due to these pests. Keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor party with these solutions.
Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard
Summer brings warmer temperatures, but that heat and humidity also brings mosquitoes. Unfortunately, these two things seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly.
When you get desperate to eliminate mosquitoes, you might want to try anything. But there are some solutions that are more reliable than others.
There are some practical solutions, as well as control options, to help reduce populations and keep mosquitoes away from your patio.
1. Watch the Water
There is one thing mosquitoes need to breed: water.
Obviously, then, eliminating standing water seems like a solid solution.
However, mosquitoes only need a small amount of water for breeding -- as little as a bottlecap full. So you have to consider all of the places standing water collects to stay on top of it.
Keep mosquitoes away from your backyard with these water management tips:
- Ensure your gutters are clean and drain properly.
- Remember to refresh the water in your outdoor pet bowls and bird baths every couple of days.
- Don’t let water sit in flower pots, trash can lids, toys, etc.
- Try fountains or bubblers to help move water in water features or ponds.
2. Increase Airflow
Mosquitoes like to hang in dense areas of trees and shrubs where humidity is thick.
What do these areas have in common: They don’t have lots of air movement.
Keep mosquitoes away from your patio by reducing the number of places they can hide. This means trimming trees and shrubs to keep the air moving on your property.
While mosquitoes will always hunt down their “food,” which happens to be your party guests’ blood, they are less likely to do so when the air isn’t extra thick and humid.
3. Professional Mosquito Control
In Central and Southern Maryland, we deal with three primary mosquito species. They are the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Common House Mosquito, and Yellow Fever Mosquito.
All of these mosquito types fly short distances before landing, resting, and breeding.
So when it comes to using mosquito repellant for your outdoor party, knowing how these pests act tells you how you must control them.
Natural Green Systems Lawn & Pest Control suggests mosquito control treatments every 30 days during the prime mosquito periods: April through October.
Pest control pros use a backpack mister to target the undersides of trees and shrubs, as well as beneath decks and other mosquito harborages with a super fine mist. This works to control not only adult mosquitoes, but also mosquito eggs, e.g. future party-ruining pests.
Stop Letting Mosquitoes Ruin Your Days
Your invitations are sent. You’ve put up pretty summer tiki torches. You have marinated beef ribs. Your outdoor lounge furniture is cleaned off.
There’s no need for you to let mosquitoes destroy all of this party prep.
Playing offense is the best way to a mosquito-free outdoor event.
While wearing mosquito repellent and having some available for your guests also helps, using these tips above can be the sucker punch these pests need to stay away.
Still having trouble with the biting and the itching? Let Natural Green help you keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor party. Our proven mosquito control solutions can give you a break from these sneaky bugs and let you enjoy your backyard again.
Take back your yard from mosquitoes and eliminate the stress of their itchy bites for good so you can enjoy your summer patio parties again. Get started today with a free quote. Together, we’ll prepare a customized plan to help you keep mosquitoes away from your Central or Southern Maryland lawn.