In an age of increased awareness of the chemicals and harmful ingredients we are using in our daily lives, clean and organic alternatives are becoming more and more popular. Natural mosquito control solutions are no exception. However, these mosquito management strategies often involve the use of a number of products that have no standardized oversight. Not to mention, there’s no way to know how effective these homemade remedies are in keeping the pests away or for how long.
In relying on such alternatives, you could be braving the outdoors during mosquito season with a false sense of security. With widespread mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika Virus and Malaria, the consequences of ineffective bug repellants can be adverse. Read on to learn the best ways to keep mosquitoes and gnats out of your yard this season without the use of harmful toxins and chemicals.
Popular Natural Mosquito Control Solutions
DIY Mosquito Repellent: Is It Effective?
Essential oils and other plant derivatives have long been used as a natural remedy for numerous ailments, from stress relief and getting a better night’s sleep to organic pest control. But is this method actually effective against mosquitoes and other pests?
It’s important to note that mosquito repellants use the scents of the essential oils to cover up your body’s natural scent that could attract the mosquitoes. Since everyone smells slightly different, what works for some might not work for others, leaving them defenseless against these painful pest bites. While some essential oils can repel mosquitoes, the scent may attract other pests such as bees and gnats, requiring you to do your research before choosing a scent. Essential oils are also known for their volatile properties, meaning that they evaporate quickly. If you forget to frequently reapply, you could again become susceptible to mosquitoes.
Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration does not monitor the quality nor the purity of essential oils. Just as with any other product, you should do significant research before purchasing any. Without proper application of pure, high-quality essential oils, you could suffer from side effects such as rashes, even though they are natural and plant-based.
Green Mosquito Control Services You Can Trust
While natural insect repellent may provide temporary relief, persistent mosquito and gnat issues require help from trained pest control professionals. Palmetto Mosquito Control offers a variety of mosquito control solutions to make the outdoors livable again for you and your family. We provide seamless mosquito misting systems that are built into and around your landscape for long-term mosquito, gnat, and fly prevention, as well as an added measure of value for your home.
Our custom mosquito barrier treatment is a more temporary solution in which trained mosquito control technicians will perform a surface spray treatment to problem areas around your home every 2-4 weeks. As with all of our mosquito control solutions, we offer Green Barrier Treatments using only organic, biodegradable products, and ingredients.
We care about the health and safety of our customers and want to provide the best service possible. If you are interested in learning more about a mosquito misting system or some of our other green mosquito control services, reach out to our mosquito exterminators for a free, no-obligation mosquito inspection today!
To ensure the peace of mind and well-being of our customers amidst ongoing COVID-19 concerns, we are taking added precautionary measures during our home service visits. All team members will wear gloves and masks when entering your home, in addition to following the CDC’s best practices for hand washing and social distancing.
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