Yard mosquito control | from mosquito attractions to mosquito prevention
on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Terminix
When it comes to having fun in your yard, mosquito control can mean the difference between a good time and a time spent swatting at flying pests that bite. Whether it’s as simple as you playing catch with the kids, a family game of tag, or hosting a friendly game of football, keeping mosquitoes out of the picture would enable everyone involved to focus on having fun.
Backyard mosquito control is equally important because the fun doesn’t have to stop once the game ends. A barbecue is a perfect way to relax and continue the festivities—if you take the right steps to keep mosquitoes away. To accomplish that, you must understand what it is that attracts mosquitoes to your yard, as well as some of the steps you can take to deter them from invading.
Mosquito control for your yard
If you have any source of stagnant water in your yard, mosquito control gets that much more difficult to achieve. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so replace the water in birdbaths, kiddie pools, pet dishes and other containers that can hold stagnant water every five days. If you have a swimming pool, schedule the pump to run on a daily basis and ensure the filtration system is working properly. You’ll also want to remove any unnecessary vegetation from around standing water sources that you cannot change or dump, such as a pond. If you have a pond on your property, another option for mosquito control is to stock the pond with mosquito-eating fish such as minnows, bluegills or green sunfish.
Reasons for yard mosquito control
There are many reasons why you want to protect your family and guests from mosquitoes. These biting, flying pests are more than a nuisance because the welts they leave after they bite can become itchy and uncomfortable – plus some species are known to spread the West Nile virus. If you have young children who play in your yard, mosquito control is especially important, as they do not understand that scratching the bite can make the discomfort worse and can lead to infections. In addition, it is difficult to enjoy your backyard pool, patio or deck with buzzing pests flying around. Resorting to sprays or lotions is an option, but those types of mosquito control products can irritate the skin.
All-natural mosquito control
Terminix® offers a 100% non-toxic, plant-based solution for your yard mosquito control. The Terminix® ALLCLEAR® products target those biting, flying pests that make your backyard uncomfortable. With four different products to choose from, there’s a Terminix® ALLCLEAR® solution to help you take care of your mosquito problem:
- Backyard Mosquito Mister: This unit can be positioned throughout the yard for optimal protection from mosquitoes and other flying insects in areas up to 2,000 square feet and provides 40 hours of protection per tank.
- Mosquito Mister Lantern: This battery powered, programmable mister provides 10 hours of localized, natural protection per tank for an area of up to 300 square feet. It’s a perfect choice to protect smaller areas at home or on the go.
- TableTop Mosquito Repeller: This fan-based diffusion technology circulates a proven-effective blend of non-toxic botanical oils that are safe around people and pets. It’s as effective as chemical competitors and lasts four times longer—up to 18 hours of protection per refill.
- SideKick Mosquito Repeller: This clip-on repeller diffuses all-natural botanical oils to repel mosquitoes, gnats and midges for up to 18 hours of personal protection per refill.
Terminix’s natural mosquito solutions are easy to use with proven-effective technology that you can feel good about. There’s nothing to apply to your skin. No waiting weeks to see results—just fast protection that works for hours when and where you need it. For more information on mosquito control, visit Terminixallclear.com or call 1.866.766.7628 today.
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