The best offense is defence. Getting rid of mosquitoes is not easy. That is why it is better to prevent these flying menaces in the first place before they can cause problems.
Mosquitoes are greater in number in places with warmer climates and are in full force during summer.
If you have mosquitos, we recommend our environmentally friendly mosquito trap, combined with some preventative work on your property.
1. Drain stagnant water in and out of your house
In order for mosquitoes to breed, they need stagnant water (non-flowing water) in order for their larvae to hatch and mature into adult mosquitoes. Denying mosquitoes breeding spaces would reduce their population and activity in your vicinity.
2. Maintain your yard or places in your house where there is vegetation
Mosquitoes tend to flock to places where there is a lot of overgrowth. Keeping your plants prim and proper helps thwart mosquitoes from moving in and reproducing there. Also consider planting mosquito repellent plants in your gardens such as feverfew, citronella, catnip, and lavender to act as a passive protection against mosquitoes.
3. Get rid of discarded water bottles
Even the smallest puddles of water could be a potential larvae nursery. This includes discarded water bottles or soft drink cans found in your rubbish. Make sure to regularly dispose of these items as to not give mosquitoes extra (and hard to reach to) breeding spaces.
4. Throw away or properly sort rubbish
Just about anywhere water can puddle, these creatures can lay eggs. That includes piles of wood or scrap metal in your backyard. Make sure to sort these kinds of items out or dispose of them if no longer needed.
5. Dispose of old tyres
Tyres can collect a lot of water when exposed to rain and are a frequent breeding ground for mosquitoes. If unavoidable, drill holes so that water cannot collect from inside the tyre.
6. Use mosquito repellent where necessary
The use of chemical-based agents may be unavoidable especially if you live near areas that are likely to hold still water, such as ponds or canals.