Mosquito bites are not only annoying and painful but can also expose you to diseases such as malaria. The good news is that the prevention of mosquito infestations is very easy. You just need to make small adjustments in your home. However, if the infestation is severe, you might need to contact a pest control expert to fully exterminate these insects.
Here are simple tips that you can use to prevent mosquitoes from your house;
Drain stagnant water
If there is any standing water in your compound, you need to drain it. Stagnant water acts as an excellent spot for mosquitoes to breed. Standing water can be found on containers, small bottle tops or toys left in your garden and cans in your garbage. Eliminate all breeding spots, not matter how small they seem.
Talking of draining water; do not drain your swimming pool. So long as it is treated, mosquitoes cannot breed there.
Keep the grass short
Grass makes your compound look great. However, if it is very long, it can provide mosquitoes the proper conditions to rest particularly when it is hot. You need to cut it short, probably to 3 inches high. Also, trim other forms of vegetation in your compound to a desirable height.
Take care of your pond
Ponds also contain stagnant water and mosquitoes can breed there too. However, you do not necessarily have to drain the water out of it. Instead, keep the water in motion. You can do this by creating a fountain or using a water agitator. This way you will completely prevent it from acting as a breeding spot for mosquitoes.
Use fine mesh on your windows
When it is hot outside, you will definitely open your windows to let cool air in. This is recommended as it leaves your house fresh. However, mosquitoes can get in your house through the large openings.
You can enjoy the cool breeze and prevent mosquitoes by fitting fine mesh screens on your windows. These are bug tight and can bar the mosquitoes from getting into your house and become a nuisance.
Install fans in your home
Besides creating a cooling effect in your home, fans are also useful in preventing mosquito infestations. Naturally, mosquitoes are very weak and can be easily overcome by fast moving air. A fan therefore can make it difficult for them to fly and thus they will be forced out.
Check hidden spots
Inspect areas that mosquitoes are likely to breed such as gutters. Also check to see if there are openings in your windows that mosquitoes can use to get into your house especially at night. Identifying these spots can be quite tricky at times, which is why you need to consult a pest control expert.
Include plants that repel mosquitoes in your landscape
You can use plants to drive mosquitoes away from your yard. Herbs such as rosemary, lavender and basil act as mosquito deterrents. These herbs have aromatic oils that mosquitoes cannot stand. Interestingly, you can plant the rosemary and basil herbs in pots and place them at strategic points in your compound.
These tips should help to prevent mosquitoes from your house. However, if there is a severe mosquito infestation, you will need to call a pest control expert. They know how to identify breeding spots and the correct treatment strategy to fully exterminate mosquitoes. +254734912982 or