There’s nothing more annoying than finding insect bites all over the skin. Since mosquitoes can bite in a yard, house, or any other location, it’s important to take measures to avoid and eliminate the insects. Learning methods of how to get rid of mosquitoes can ensure that the summer is as pleasant as possible.
Repel the Insects from the Skin
The first factor that is within personal control is taking measures to prevent bites from occurring. Although it’s not possible to kill all of the insects in a local area, it’s possible to repel them by eating garlic or chives. After eating the foods, the scent of the garlic or chives will naturally encourage the insects to avoid biting.
While certain foods can help repel the insects, it’s not always practical to eat the foods that repel the insects. Spraying an insect repellent on the skin before going outdoors can be a simple solution, but it should be used with caution. Always spray a small area and ensure that it will not cause any allergic reactions before using the product over large areas of skin. Generally, DIY mosquito control should begin with finding ways to repel them and avoid bites.
Get Rid of Stagnant Water
Mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant water and will lay eggs in the water. Get rid of the insects by clearing away any stagnant water that is around the house. That may mean it’s necessary to put in a new water filter in the backyard pond or that the flower pots will need to be emptied after it rains.
Stagnant water does not always mean that there is a water feature in the yard. Water can be captured in flower pots, in yards that have poor water drainage, or any other container. Check for stagnant water in small containers to ensure that the insects are not breeding in the backyard.
Use Chemical Products
Spray the yard and any other location that is breeding the insects with an appropriate chemical product. The product can kill the insects or repel them from a particular area so that they are no longer breeding in the backyard or causing other problems within the space. The most appropriate chemical products can depend on the severity of the infestation. Generally, a small amount is appropriate when the insects are only located in a specific area.
Chemical products should be used with caution. Follow any safety instructions that are provided and make sure that pets or small children are not in the area while the chemical is being used. It may be necessary to keep children or pets out of the yard for a set period of time to avoid any potential health risks.
It’s important to repel or kill mosquitoes when they are in the yard or house because they can bite humans or pets. By eliminating the insects, they will no longer cause problems and the risks associated with mosquitoes will be avoided. There are simple solutions to prevent them from breeding in the yard or to kill them after they have infested the space.