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Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

As the summer months roll in, so do the mosquitoes- putting a damper on your outdoor activities in Savannah, Georgia. But don't worry; there are steps you can take to keep mosquitoes at bay and enjoy a worry-free summer. In this blog, we'll explore practical strategies for mosquito control in and around Savannah, along with how Preferred Pest Control's mosquito treatments can help you reclaim your outdoor space, bringing you the relief you've been longing for.

Helpful Tips

  1. Remove Standing Water - Mosquitoes need water to reproduce, so it's crucial to eliminate sources of standing water. For instance, check for clogged gutters, birdbaths, flower pots, and other containers where water may accumulate. Keep your gutters clean by removing leaves and debris, repair leaky outdoor faucets, and consider using mosquito dunks or larvicides in areas where water cannot be drained or removed, such as in ponds or fountains.

  1. Maintain Your Landscape - Trimming bushes, mowing your lawn regularly, and removing overgrown vegetation can help reduce mosquito breeding sites. Mosquitoes are attracted to shaded and damp areas, so keeping your landscape well-maintained and open can make your property less inviting to these pests.

  1. Install Screens and Use Fans - Installing screens on windows and doors is a way to keep mosquitoes out of your home. Repair any damaged screens and ensure they fit tightly to prevent mosquitoes from sneaking indoors. Flip on the porch or patio fans-the extra airflow makes it difficult for mosquitoes to fly.

  1. Use Mosquito Repellents - Applying mosquito repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus can provide temporary protection against mosquito bites. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product label and reapply as needed, especially if you spend an extended amount of time outdoors.

  1. Invest in Professional Mosquito Treatments - For comprehensive and long-lasting mosquito control, consider enlisting the help of Preferred Pest Control. Our Mosquito Barrier Treatments are designed to target mosquitoes at all stages of their lifecycle, reducing populations and providing lasting relief. Using a mist blower, we will treat harborage areas, such as shrubbery, where mosquitoes rest. Our mosquito treatment is applied approximately every four weeks, March - November, and includes larvicides. We are careful not to spray edible vegetation, koi ponds, or other sensitive areas, and will inspect your outdoor area for mosquito breeding sites, ensuring your peace of mind.

How Preferred Pest Control's Mosquito Treatments Can Help

With almost 40 years of expertise and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Preferred Pest Control uses only the best products to ensure preventive measures to keep mosquitoes at bay. You can trust us to help you enjoy a worry-free summer and reclaim your outdoor space from pesky mosquitoes.