Mosquitoes are the worst! They fly around your face, they buzz in your ear, they bite you to no end. A little backyard spring cleaning now will help prevent a mosquito swarm.
1. Remove standing water
Mosquitoes are drawn to standing water to drink and mate. Fill all holes in your yard with dirt to prevent rainwater from collecting. Pour off any stagnant water from your pool or spa cover. Push trapped water out of your home’s gutters. Discard dirty water from flower planters.
2. Trim back vegetation
Mosquitoes feed on plant nectar. Keep the mosquito population at bay by trimming back vegetation near your home. Also remember to keep your lawn mowed.
3. Remove yard debris
Decomposing mulch, leaves, twigs, grass clippings fallen trees are perfect environments for breeding mosquitoes. Remove old yard debris and reduce the attraction to your yard.
4. Empty a bird bath regularly
Another perfect breeding environment! Cleaning your bird bath and filling it with fresh water every 5-7 days will prevent larvae from becoming adults.
5. Schedule mosquito barrier treatments from Palmetto Mosquito Control
Kill and repel mosquitos by scheduling regular mosquito barrier treatments from Palmetto Mosquito Control. A licensed, trained technician will treat your yard every 2-4 weeks.