If your backyard has turned into a mosquito haven instead of a relaxing place for yourself, it is time to change things up. There are lots of things you can do to keep the mosquitos out of your backyard.
#1: Get Your Yard Treated
One of the fastest ways to get rid of mosquitos in your yard is by getting your yard treated. You can work with a mosquito removal service, and they will spray your yard with a substance that will not harm your pets or children but will help to repel the mosquitoes. To be effective through the summer, you are going to have to sign up for regular treatments.
#2: Get Rid of Unnecessary Stagnant Water
Second, you are going to want to get rid of unnecessary stagnant water around your home. But away things that can collect water, such as buckets and trash lids. Turn over toys that collect water. Keep your gutters clean so that water doesn't collect in them. Fill in areas with extra soil where puddles tend to develop. The less stagnant water there is around your home, the fewer places there are for mosquitos to lay their eggs and further invade your space.
For any freshwater you can't get rid of, like a birdbath or a dog's bowl, just change the water daily. Mosquito larva can't develop if the water is thrown out.
#3: Treat Water Sources
If you have a pond or water feature on your property, you can have the mosquito service treat the water. They will apply a repellent that will not hurt the fish or anything drinking the water but will make the water's surface unappealing for mosquitoes to lay their eggs in the water. That way, you can enjoy a nice water feature without feeling like you are inviting the mosquitos to hang out with your water feature.
#4: Use Natural Repellants
When you are outside, you can also use natural repellants. You can use things such as outdoor yellow lights that help to keep the mosquitos away. You can also use citronella candles or torches, as they don't like that smell. Or you can set up a fan, as they don't enjoy breezes that much when you are hanging outside.
When it comes to claiming your space back from the mosquitoes, you will want to work with a mosquito service that can treat your yard and treat water sources to keep the mosquitoes away. You will also want to get rid of stagnant water on your property and use natural repellants to keep them away.