If you are like most Georgians, you are ready for the more comfortable temperatures of fall. Whether it is a game of family corn hole or a casual neighborhood barbeque, the fall season often means more time outdoors. Unfortunately, pesky mosquitoes are still likely to linger into the fall season and won’t die off until the temperatures get drastically cooler. In the meantime, it is important to do what you can to ensure these frustrating bugs don’t ruin your fall backyard fun.
Mosquitoes are unwanted guests, not only because they cause itchy bites but also because they are considered dangerous. Mosquitoes are known for carrying deadly diseases, including the Zika Virus, Malaria, West Nile, Yellow Fever and more!
Ways to Prevent Mosquitoes
Not willing to apply bug spray every time you go in your own backyard? We get it. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to control or even eliminate mosquitoes from your backyard landscape this fall, including the following:
- Get rid of any excess or standing water (even if it is the size of a bottle cap!)
- Consider planting mosquito repelling plants (basil, catnip, citronella and mint)
- Use essential oils on outdoor window seals or decks
- Tidy up your yard (piles of leaves, toys, etc)
- Mow your lawn
- Switch to insect lighting
- Invest in a professional mosquito treatment
At Jeremiah Landscape Services, we want our customers to enjoy their backyards all year long. When it comes to the coveted outdoor activities of fall, don’t let mosquitoes stand in the way of your comfort and fun. Call our experts today to learn what things you can implement to lower your family’s mosquito bites!
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