Home and Garden Mosquito Control

Regardless of where you live, you may have dealt with mosquitoes at some point. Granted, certain geographical locations are more heavily hit by these annoying pests than others, but as a rule mosquito control is something everyone should understand. Let’s start by examining the mosquito and the dangers of allowing them to go unchecked.

Mosquitoes are blood-sucking pests that live off the blood of invertebrates including humans! There are various species of mosquito, and they have arguably been called one of the most dangerous animals on the planet due to the diseases they can spread in both humans and livestock. Examples include:

  • Yellow fever
  • Dengue fever
  • Malaria
  • West Nile virus
  • Heart worms (pets)

Needless to say, if you have even minor mosquito problems it is a good idea to get on top of the issue using home insecticides, garden insecticides, traps and more.

Tips

There are several basic methods of dealing with mosquito infestations, these include:

  • Bio control- natural predators (bats, dragon flies, mosquito fish)
  • Insecticides- chemicals that kill and repel
  • Traps- contain a substance that draws mosquitoes into a container from which there is no escape
  • Source control- dump all standing water
  • Exclusion- screens and mosquito nets

If you do not have the option of shipping in dragonflies or other natural predators and you have tried everything else, you are left with trying to eradicating the pest or placing a barrier between you and the blood suckers. There are several products on the market that can help you do all of this and even more.

Sprinkler- When you have a serious mosquito issue but prefer a natural and safe alternative you might want to consider a pest control product that can be used with a sprinkler. RID system is one such product, that couples a safe, natural mosquito control garden pesticides with your current sprinkler system and adds organic liquid fertilizer for your lawn. Enjoy a beautiful lush yard without mosquitoes!

Barrier– Another alternative is to choose a home insecticide that you apply once and enjoy the benefits for weeks or even months. Mosquito barrier is a product created from natural garlic that you apply to your yard just before sundown. This all-natural solution kills any mosquitoes present at the time of application and repels future visitors as well as flies, ticks and other pests. Apply to grass, yard ornaments, low-lying tree branches and shrubs.

Sentry– Would you like a mosquito solution you can turn on and off? Mosquito sentry is a unique device that uses an all-natural home insecticide to repel mosquitoes and other flying pests. The great news is the garden pesticide used with this machine is perfectly harmless to other beneficial flying insects such as butterflies. It is also 100% safe for people and pets! If you like to camp or fish there is a portable unit as well.

Repellent– In some cases the best mosquito garden pesticide is one that does not kill, but simply repels. Home insecticides with knock down power often harm beneficial bugs as well and if you prefer to avoid these risk repellant granules may be your best option. Made from lemon grass, peppermint and garlic oil these are all natural products. Simply spread the granules over the area you want to protect from mosquitoes. Wait until the dew has dried and preferably, when there is little or no wind for the best results. Do not water the lawn for at least 2 days after application.

Conclusion

Whether you use a garden pesticide or home insecticide at the end of the day, you want a mosquito free space. Thankfully, you do not have to settle for harmful chemicals or smelly candles any longer, as there is a complete line of natural organic mosquito repellant products on the market today. Browse the available products and choose the one that best fits your current situation.

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