Georgia is the home of one of the nation’s largest mosquito populations. However, they don’t need to be an issue in your lawn. Mosquitos can be prevented if you take the correct measures.
It’s important to remember that the bite of a mosquito can be very dangerous. Therefore you should always be looking for ways to prevent potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Our many years of experience have found that controlling mosquitoes is a partnership with our clients. When we apply our mosquito prevention products, and our clients follow the steps, we have the best success. Let’s talk about how you can help prevent mosquitoes in your yard.
Maintain Your Lawn
Keeping your lawn maintained is extremely important for many reasons, including mosquito prevention. Mowing your lawn regularly and trimming your shrubs will reduce areas where mosquitoes can breed. Not to mention your lawn will look its best.
It is also important to keep yard debris far from the house. If you like to compost your lawn and shrub clippings, make sure to dispose of them far away from areas where you entertain or spend time in the landscape. These piles of debris can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
We recommend adding wind-like motion to areas where you will be the most. For example, keeping fans on your back porch is a great way to shoo away pests. Mosquitoes have a hard time flying in the wind, so the breeze created by these fans will prevent them from breeding in areas around porches and patios.
Remove Excess Water
It is important to be mindful of the puddles and pools of water found in your lawn. Pick up any objects in the yard that may hold water. Small amounts of water can accumulate in many commonly found outdoor items, including grills, water cans, wheelbarrows, and plastic toys. In turn, this can create a mosquito breeding ground in your yard.
Bring In The Pros To Prevent Mosquitoes
Lastly, consider having your home treated for mosquitoes by a professional company. At Nature’s Turf, our mosquito reduction program focuses on attacking the areas in a landscape where mosquitoes live. Allowing a service like ours to apply preventative treatments around the perimeter of your home and landscape will significantly help prevent mosquitoes.
It’s important when hiring a mosquito control company that you ask good questions. Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive when discussing our treatment plan:
When do you treat for mosquitoes?
We treat our clients’ properties March-October to maintain our barrier protection throughout the mosquito season.
How fast does the service start working?
Instantly. You should notice a difference very quickly. Especially if you follow the tips outlined above on how you can help prevent mosquitoes.
How many times do you treat?
We treat eight times per year, roughly every 21-28 days, depending on the weather.
What happens if I have issues in between services?
We return to your property and re-treat. There is no additional cost to our client when this happens. We will also inspect your home while on the property to look for areas that may be creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes to thrive.
For additional on how to prevent mosquitoes questions, reach out to our team today.