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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in the Yard

Mosquitoes can quickly ruin the perfect backyard gathering. There’s no reason to avoid your lawn this summer. Get help from the experts at Arbor-Nomics. Our Certified Landscape Specialists can help restore the safety and comfort of your lawn with our mosquito and pest control treatments. While professional services can help control insect populations, there are ways that property owners can avoid future outbreaks. If you often struggle with mosquitoes in the spring and summer season, read these helpful tips to improve your chances of success.

Clean Up Your Outdoor Space
Mosquitoes proliferate in moist, overcrowded environments. So, the first step to prevent the growth of mosquito populations is to limit the amount of debris and standing water in outdoor areas. Here are a few things to look for:

  • Water and leaves inside your gutters and downspouts
  • Damaged trees
  • Grills, children’s toys and other items that could collect rainwater
  • Leaf piles
  • Fallen tree limbs

Limit or Protect Pools and Water Features
If areas of accidental standing water can attract mosquitoes, imagine how much backyard pools and water features can contribute to a pest control problem. Common examples may include:

  • Hot tubs
  • Koi ponds
  • Swimming Pools
  • Fountains
  • Garden water features
  • Birdbaths

If you live in an area where mosquitoes are common, you may want to limit how many of these items are in your yard. If you have a pond in your garden, consider adding fish that will help to control the mosquitoes by eating their larvae. It’s also a good idea to cover your hot tubs and pools when not in use.

Prioritize Landscape Maintenance
An unkept landscape can also create the perfect environment for mosquitoes. Avoid the following to keep them in check:

  • Tall grass
  • Out of control weeds
  • Unpruned trees and shrubs
  • Overgrown garden beds

Fortunately, these situations can be remedied with routine maintenance tasks. Mow your lawn as needed and invest in regularly scheduled pruning and trimming services for your trees and shrubs. This will help keep your lawn neat and tidy and discourage mosquitoes from calling your yard home.

Invest in Professional Treatments
For those who have already developed a large mosquito issue on their property, a professional treatment may be necessary. Our Certified Landscape Specialists have had extensive training and hands on experience working with pest control chemicals and can safely and accurately provide this service so you and your loved ones can enjoy being outside again.

Do You Have a Mosquito Problem? Call Arbor-Nomics Today
Are you tired of getting mosquito bites every time you step into your backyard? Call the professionals at Arbor-Nomics. Our Certified Landscape Specialist are ready to put their training and expertise to work for your property. Speak to our Customer Service Representatives to learn more or to schedule an appointment for your next lawn care service in Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Johns Creek, Cumming, Dunwoody, Georgia or a surrounding community.