Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance. They can leave you with painful, itchy welts, and they can make it impossible for you to enjoy time outside, whether you want to relax by yourself or you want to enjoy time with family and friends.
You need to work with a pest control company in Phoenix to develop a plan to protect your home from mosquitoes. You can try DIY methods to keep the mosquitoes at bay, but they will only have limited effectiveness if you do not have a professional pest control plan in place. Use these DIY methods in conjunction with a professional mosquito control plan and you will have no problem with mosquitoes around your Phoenix home:
Nature has its own mosquito repellents. Herbs like peppermint, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemongrass, eucalyptus, lavender, basil, and cedarwood all naturally repel mosquitoes. So do marigolds, which many people like to plant.
You can plant these herbs, or you can put them around the area where you will be entertaining or relaxing to keep mosquitoes at bay. You’ll also create a nice aroma.
Mosquitoes don’t like orange oil, so you can use orange peel as a natural repellent. To get the most out of this tool, pop a few pieces of orange peel into the plug-in mosquito killers that are sold over the counter. Just cut the peel to size and put it in the refillable plug-in. The heat will warm the oil and spread it, creating a natural repellent for the mosquitoes.
Many essential oils are also natural mosquito deterrents. You can find essential oils of the same herbs that repel mosquitoes, such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus, and more. Simply put a few drops of your oil of choice into a diffuser, and put it in the area where you will be.
You can also put essential oils on your body, creating a natural insect repellent so you don’t have to use DEET. Just use a carrier oil like olive oil or Vitamin E so that the essential oils don’t burn your skin.
Citronella is made of herbs known to repel mosquitoes. You can buy citronella candles or other citronella products from home improvement stores and other locations. Just burn these candles near your outdoor entertaining area, and make sure they stay burning.
If you keep citronella candles burning around your property even when you are not actively entertaining, you will repel mosquitoes enough that you will reduce the amount in your yard and will deter breeding.
Mosquito coils are sold in home improvement stores and other home goods stores. They are a slow-burning incense that includes pyrethrum powder, which is made from dried Chrysanthemum. You can just light the coil and set it on a stone or other non-flammable surface outside, and it will burn and repel mosquitoes.
Like with citronella candles, you should consider putting out several mosquito coils to get maximum protection.
The best way to repel mosquitoes is to keep them from coming onto your property at all. You can do that by taking preventive measures. For example, one of the best ways to keep out mosquitoes is to make sure there are no bodies of standing water, which mosquitoes use for breeding and for growing their larvae.
Correct any drainage issues in your yard, and empty any kiddie pools or bird baths. Clean out your gutters so water doesn’t get stuck there, and treat any ponds or other water features with larvicides.
Your mosquito exterminator near Mesa will discuss these and other steps you can take to protect your property and your family from mosquitoes. Your exterminator will also develop a preventive plan to protect your property, as well as a plan to deal with any mosquitoes that are currently there.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers comprehensive mosquito and pest control services throughout the Phoenix area. One of our Arizona mosquito exterminators can inspect your property and develop a tailored treatment plan to protect your property from these pests. We are a top pest control company in Phoenix, and we can also develop a plan to protect your home from common pests like termites, ants, scorpions, roaches, and more. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a pest control technician in your home.