5 Hacks for Keeping Mosquitos Away
The weather is getting warmer, and you may have already noticed a few extra pests buzzing around outside. The worst seem to be coming from the abundant amount of mosquitos that have made their way into the South Carolina outdoors. Mosquitos are known for carrying some serious diseases on top of producing from pretty uncomfortable bites. So the important question is: how do we keep them at bay? With natural repellents and some good old-fashion knowledge, here are 5 hacks for keeping mosquitos away.
1. Landscape with mosquito-repelling plants
If you’re wondering how to keep mosquitoes away from you, your yard, and your pets, consider adding plants that naturally repel them. Marigolds, lavender and lantana can be very effective at deterring mosquitos, especially when planted near standing water. These flowers also attract positive visitors like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
In addition to a citronella plant, lemongrass and catnip, some types of mint and other common herbs such as basil, thyme and rosemary may also do the trick.
2. Set up fans for outdoor gatherings
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun. From powerful outdoor fans for the patio to small, indoor fans can help keep pesky mosquitos at bay. Mosquitos are weak flyers, meaning that even the breeze of a fan can keep them from coming near you. Plus, a fan can help spread around scents used to repel the flying pests.
3. Use repelling scents
If you want to avoid bites, skip your usual body spray and body moisturizer. Many are infused with scents that mosquitoes love, so they may actually worsen your chances of being bitten. Keep mosquitoes at bay this summer by using plant-based oils like citronella, lavender or peppermint (which can also help with headaches and allergies). If your furry friends are sensitive to scents, make sure you use these oils in places inaccessible to them.
4. Keep your gutters clean
Don’t let leaves and other debris build up in your gutters, because the gutters can clog up and leave puddles of water where mosquitoes can breed. Get them cleaned out periodically so that water is able to flow freely out through the downspout. Gutter scoops are a simple and inexpensive way to take care of this problem yourself.
5. Get quarterly Professional Pest Control
See if you can get a schedule of quarterly pest control treatments. If you want to keep pesky mosquitos at bay, consider scheduling your home for a quarterly pest control treatment. General pest control usually includes treatment for the normal pests you may come across in South Carolina, including those annoying mosquitos. Regular pest control treatments help reduce the chances of an infestation in your home between visits, which is essential for protecting both your health and home.
MAKE SURE YOUR HOME STAYS PEST-FREE!
Even with these 5 hacks to keep mosquitos away, professional pest control is a great way to ensure you are pest free. That’s why Best Home & Property Services are here to help you ensure your new home is pest free. Think you may have a pest problem? Give us a call at 843-236-3065 or get a FREE QUOTE right online!