Time to get your yard in shape for the last 3-day weekend of the summer; Labor Day is just a few weeks away! And you certainly don’t want any uninvited guests at your holiday cookout, especially those pesky mosquitos. So take a few tips from SWAT – learn how to control mosquitos in your yard.
Get Your Yard Ready for Labor Day
- Female mosquitos like to lay eggs in stagnant water. If your home has a pond on the property make sure you churn the water closest to your home every now and then. The waves will make the female mosquito less likely to nest near your home. You can also introduce mosquito eating fish to your pond to cut down on mosquito population.
- Also, with all the frequent rain, make sure you disperse any standing water in pots, containers, gutters and other areas where water may collect. Mosquitos waste no time in laying eggs in even the shallowest of puddles.
- Mosquitos like to make their homes among debris and overgrown areas. Get rid of all the weeded areas of your yard and rake away any dead plants that you have. This will destroy their homes and potential breeding areas.
- And, just in time for your upcoming holiday cookout, put some rosemary stalks on your grill. Rosemary is natural mosquito repellent. If you put a few stalks on your grill the fragrance will repel the pesky intruder. And keep it there while you’re grilling – it can also double as a tasty spice for your BBQ delicacies!
At SWAT, we can teach you simple steps about how to control mosquitos in your yard. For more serious work, give us a call.
Need More Help – Call SWAT
When the battle to combat mosquitoes is more than you can handle, call the mosquito team at SWAT to inspect your yard and property. We have skilled and trained experts to uncover the sources of mosquito breeding that you may have overlooked. And we have programs to control mosquitoes once they hatch and infect your yard. Get started now and “Fight the Bite.” Be ready to enjoy Labor Day and the coming fall months.
Call SWAT for an Inspection – (770) 565-7928
Call us today for an inspection and free estimate. We’re your mosquito control pros in Marietta and metro Atlanta.