The spring & summer months bring sunshine, outdoor activities, and unfortunately pesky mosquitoes. No one likes getting bitten by annoying mosquitoes or having them disrupt outdoor gatherings. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your Maine home is safe from this blood-sucking pest. Let’s explore some tips for preventing mosquitoes and how Green Pest Defense can help protect your home from this annoying and dangerous pest.
Mosquito Prevention Tips
There are several steps you can take around your Maine home to prevent a mosquito infestation. These include:
• Eliminating standing water on your property, as this is where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Empty any containers such as birdbaths, flowerpots, buckets or pool covers that contain standing water. Make sure all gutters are draining properly and keep pools chlorinated.
• Planting native plants in your garden helps attract beneficial insects like dragonflies that feed on mosquitos in the larval stage. Planting these beneficial insect attractors also adds an aesthetically pleasing touch to your garden while providing a natural way of controlling mosquitos.
• Using mosquito repellents that contain DEET or citronella oil when outside will help keep the bugs away from you and your family when enjoying the outdoors during peak mosquito season.
• Installing window screens on all windows will keep mosquitoes out of the house and allow fresh air to enter without inviting pests in with it.
How Green Pest Defense Can Help Protect Your Home From Mosquitoes
Green Pest Defense specializes in helping homeowners protect their homes from pests like mosquitoes using integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an eco-friendly approach to pest control that uses a combination of strategies such as exclusion, sanitation, habitat modification, mechanical methods (traps), and/or chemical treatments to create an effective barrier against pests while protecting people and the environment through responsible use of chemicals. Our experienced technicians can work with you to develop an IPM program tailored to meet your needs so you do not have to worry about being bothered by bothersome mosquitoes again!
Keeping your Maine home mosquito-free does not have to be complicated or expensive; simply following some basic prevention tips can go a long way toward keeping these annoying pests at bay! If you’re looking for additional protection against mosquitoes this summer, contact Green Pest Defense today for a free inspection – we’ll help ensure that you’re able to enjoy the summer months without having to worry about pesky mosquitos spoiling the fun!