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Ridding Your Patio of Mosquitoes

July 8, 2020

There really are very few things that are more annoying than getting suddenly bombarded by mosquitoes when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors. It’s probably happened to all of us at some point. At one point or another we have all had a nice meal outside or visited with friends and neighbors on the patio only to be disturbed by mosquitoes. Nothing can ruin the moment more than having to swat away buzzing insects that will leave itchy welts on you after they have found access to your skin. 

Pest-End Exterminators offers a mosquito prevention program that can rid these annoying critters from your yard. We offer different types of prevention programs made for each of our client’s needs. Enjoy the outdoors to your maximum potential when you’re protected with our event specific mosquito treatment services. Our experts can help you learn more about these prevention programs, and see which one is best for you.

In addition to getting a mosquito program started on your property, we also suggest taking some steps on your own to rid your patio area of these nuisance pests. Here are a few steps you can take in your own yard. 

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Use Repellant 

The outdoors are the natural environment of flying insects and many pests that bother humans. Remember to protect yourself by applying insect repellent, especially products with the ingredient DEET, to avoid insect bites. 

Choose Your Timing 

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk. If you want to get outdoors, try to avoid these times for activities. If you must go out at those times be sure to use repellant as mentioned above. 

Clean Up Debris/Sitting Water 

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and debris. Be sure to clean your yard of leaves, sticks, and sitting water that may be around after a rainfall. Even small toys or planting pots can be a breeding ground for these pests. Clean out gutters where the moisture and debris can enable mosquitoes to live and breed. 

Cover Garbage/Clean Grill 

Mosquitoes tend to congregate around areas like trash cans and outdoor grills. Clean these areas and keep garbage cans covered. 

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Use Fans 

Many homeowners find that mosquitoes can not land if the wind picks up. Use outdoor fans to keep mosquitoes from landing a biting you or your visitors. 

Wear Protective Clothing 

When you plan to be outdoors mowing the lawn, entertaining, or just gardening, be sure to wear clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible. Longer sleeves and pants can help prevent bites. When full coverage is not possible, especially during the hot summer months, use repellent on clothes and skin. 

If you are interested in our mosquito program give our specialists a call to find out how we can improve your outdoor time this summer.  

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