The Easiest Tactics to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home
For most homeowners in Melbourne, the problem of mosquitoes is not too uncommon, especially during those hot summers that you can’t seem to bear without cracking a window open while being a feast to a swarm of mosquitoes!
Melbourne’s hot summers have every house owner or resident wishing they can just keep the mosquitoes very far away from their homes. It has always been easier to prevent mosquitoes than to have to get rid of them or kill them so the most important way to ensure your home isn’t infested with more mosquitoes than you are equipped to kill, is to prevent them from being attracted to your home in the first place.
Keeping Mosquitoes at bay:
Getting mosquitoes to stay away from your home does not need to be difficult; in fact, it can be quite easy when you understand how to make a few simple changes here and there to help you achieve a mosquito-free environment at home. So without further adieu here are a few ways to keep these pests away and achieve a more peaceful environment in your house.
Maintain your garden:
If you have a garden or even just some grass ensure that it is regularly trimmed and maintained instead of letting it grow.
Overgrown plants and vegetation are the perfect hiding place for mosquitoes to get away from the scorching sun rays and prolong lifespan.
A good way to make sure your garden is not overgrown is to keep a check on the grass length and cut it every time it exceeds 3” in height.
Say yes to the fan plan:
We all know fans help to cool down a room and make it instantly windier but did you know that they can keep mosquitoes away? Due to their weak wings, mosquitoes find it difficult to fly with the continuous wind provided by a fan and often rush out of the room because of the same. So investing in any kind of fan is a good choice to make to keep mosquitoes away.
Say no to water:
Well, not too literally! The only water you need to say no to is, excess waterlogged or standing in areas that it shouldn’t be in such as drains, buckets, etc.
Standing water is a breeding den for mosquitoes and hence a major attraction for these little menaces. In order to confirm that you aren’t unknowingly inviting these pests into your home or onto your property, check to see if any such standing water sources exist and get rid of them immediately!
Let birdbaths be birdbaths:
Bird baths can be a form of standing water and start attracting swarms of mosquitoes onto your property looking for a home to lay their much-detested larvae, This, However, is not necessary and can be stopped by regularly changing the water in the bird baths to ensure that they will still be bird baths and not the new breeding place for many homeless mosquitoes.
Don’t let them take over the Pond!
So yes Ponds do count as standing water and yes mosquitoes will start getting attracted to them; however, pond water cannot be changed so the only thing you can do to ensure that mosquitoes are not taking over your pond is to not let the pond water rest.
The water in the pond will need to have some motion to repel mosquitoes from taking over it, which means that adding a fountain or a water agitator is not splurging, but maintaining your pond.
Protect your pets:
Not from mosquito bites, but from drinking mosquito larvae! The water in pet’s dishes can turn to be a type of standing water attraction to mosquitoes so it is essential to regularly change the water in your pet’s dishes! Because let’s be honest sick pets can carve a hole in our hearts…and our pockets!
Fine mesh is fine protection:
Fine mesh can be a great way to keep mosquitoes out of your home while still being able to keep windows are doors open especially during those hot summers.
Having Fine mesh screens fixed to your windows and doors will keep mosquitoes and other bugs out of your house but allow the fresh flow of air circulation into your home.
Taking the time to ensure you follow these simple tactics can help make the process easier with practice. These will certainly help keep these bloodsucking pests away from your home. It is important to also know when the situation is not in your hands anymore and realise when you need professional help. Once your home already infested horribly with mosquitoes it is better to give the professionals a call and seek their help to get rid of the same.
About the Author:
Muzi Tsolakis is the proud founder of the renowned pest control company: Protech pest control that is one of the most efficient pest control companies that provides various pest control and removal services including termite removal.