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Summer Checklist to Avoid Mosquitoes

It’s hard to enjoy your time outside when mosquitoes are bugging you. These pests are active in summer and on the hunt for their next bloodmeal. Thankfully, there are things you can do to keep these pests from ruining your outdoor fun. Check out a few tips to help you avoid mosquitoes this summer. 

Minimize Standing Water

Bucket filled with water

Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so minimizing moisture in your yard will help to prevent infestations.

  • Make sure your gutters are working properly.
  • Remove items that can collect water like flower pots and buckets.
  • Replace water in birdbaths, kiddie pools, and pet water bowls regularly.
  • Ensure your hose and outdoor spigots aren’t leaking.

Take Care of Your Yard

Mowing lawn

Your yard can provide mosquitoes with shaded and humid areas to hide. Reducing these harboring spots will help to keep mosquitoes away.

  • Regularly mow your lawn to keep grass cut short.
  • Trim your plants, bushes, and other overgrown vegetation.
  • Remove yard debris that can act as shelter including grass clippings, leaves, and twigs.
  • Don’t forget to maintain the space underneath your deck.

Protect Against Mosquito Bites

Natural Insect Repellent

Before spending time outside, you’ll want to make sure you’re protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

  • Covering as much skin as possible will help to prevent mosquito bites. When possible, wear long sleeves, pants, and socks.
  • Light-colored clothing is less attractive to mosquitoes than dark-colored clothing.
  • Avoid wearing perfumes and colognes with strong fragrances.
  • Using a bug repellent can help to protect against mosquitoes. Our Natural Insect Repellent repels mosquitoes, ticks, and flies. 

Take Care of Your Pool

Swimming pool

Mosquitoes love water, which is why it’s important to make sure your pool doesn’t become a breeding spot for these pests. 

  • Keep your pool water clean, regularly testing the water to make sure the levels are within the correct range.
  • Monitor your pool cover to ensure water isn’t gathering on it. Take the time to drain it at least once a week to minimize standing water.
  • Make sure your pool pump and filter are working correctly. This will keep the water circulating and prevent it from becoming stagnant.

Protect Your Outdoor Seating Areas

Deck seating area

To avoid a run-in with mosquitoes, make sure your outdoor seating area isn’t attractive to these pests.    

  • Mosquitoes struggle to fly in windy conditions. Adding fans to your outdoor space can make it harder for mosquitoes to reach you.
  • Our ‘Skeet-R-Shield Mosquito Repellent Canister can help to protect your outdoor seating areas. One canister can help to protect an area up to about 250 sq ft from mosquitoes. Simply remove the lid to activate it.
  • Our Mosquito Fogger kills mosquitoes and provides up to 7 days of repellent zone residual protection. Spray surfaces and vegetation in areas where mosquitoes are likely to spend time.

Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Home

Open window with screen

Mosquitoes can bother you in your home too. To avoid mosquitoes indoors, you’ll want to make sure they can’t find an entry point.

  • Check your screens for tears and repair or replace damaged screens.
  • Don’t leave doors and windows open if they don’t have screens.
  • Check for and seal any cracks or gaps where mosquitoes could slip inside.

Create a Protective Barrier

Mosquito & Tick Killer

Plant-based insecticide sprays can help to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Our Mosquito & Tick Killer kills mosquitoes and ticks and provides residual repellency protection. This residual repellency can help to create a protective barrier that keeps mosquitoes away. Spray your lawn and vegetation, making sure the spray reaches deep into heavy vegetation. You can reapply every two weeks or as needed.

It isn’t fun having mosquitoes hanging around your yard and home. To avoid these pesky bugs, you’ll want to make sure your space is as unwelcoming as possible. If mosquitoes are bugging you, we have your back! Check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products for a more environmentally and family-friendly solution.

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