While mosquitoes are primarily found outside, they can easily work their way into your home and wreak havoc. This can create a danger for your entire family, including your pets and children. To avoid being bitten in a space you normally think of as safe, the tips below are essential to keep in mind this summer.
- Install a Screen Door
During the summer it can be tempting to leave your door open, especially if you have little ones playing in the backyard. Unfortunately, this opens up your home to an insect invasion. To avoid this, consider investing in a screen door. If you don’t want to install something large, look into those that hook onto your door to help keep bugs out.
- Remove Standing Water
Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water, as it helps them survive through each growth cycle. This is why it’s important to remove standing water, especially if it’s around your doors or in your backyard. This can include birdbaths, puddles, dirty gutters, buckets, or any other container that’s holding water. If you have plants sitting next to your door, you may want to move these as well.
- Call a Professional
If you’re simply tired of battling these insects inside and outside of your home, call a pest control expert. Their experience and professional mosquito control solutions will help make sure you can breath easy and walk around without fear. Although this will be an added expense, professional solutions tend to work far better than any sprays you’d find at your local home improvement store.
- Light Candles
Candles, especially those that contain citronella and lemongrass, are excellent for deterring mosquitoes. Simply light one of these in an area close to one of your most opened doors and it can help keep those pesky insects away. If you don’t prefer to use candles, there are natural room sprays you can use to deter them as well.
- Hang Bird Houses
Did you know birds eat hundreds of mosquitoes throughout the year? To encourage them to help control your mosquito population, hang a couple of birdhouses around your property. While you will have to feed the birds, it’s worth it for their help keeping your house safe.
Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your House
Mosquitoes may be bothersome but they are also dangerous due to the diseases they can carry. For this reason, it’s important to do everything you can to keep them out of your home. The tips above can help, especially if you get started early and stay consistent through the entire season.