Michigan summers are all about spending time outdoors and enjoying the company of friends and family. However, the ending of our social gatherings is usually determined by annoying mosquitoes who show up to crash the party. Luckily, there are some proactive steps you can take to eliminate and defend yourself from biting mosquitoes.
Clogged gutters are one of the most overlooked breeding sites for mosquitoes. If you don’t clean your gutters regularly, you might be harboring a mosquito nursery above your head and you might not even know it. When gutters get clogged with leaves and other debris it can back up and turn into toughs of standing water. Make sure you clean your gutters out at least once a year to make sure water is draining and nothing is obstructing the downspout.
Female mosquitoes only need a tiny bit of water to lay her eggs in, turning everyday items around your yard into mosquito hatcheries. If you really want to get serious about mosquitoes then you must eliminate all standing water in your yard. Empty water from trash cans, flower pots, toys, lawn furniture, wheelbarrows, old tires, ditches, and birdbaths.
Water features are an important part of your landscape and you may be a bit apprehensive to get rid of it just to cut down on the mosquito population.
Natural mosquito repellants are on the rise as people become more aware of the chemicals in traditional mosquito repellants. Some people are allergic to the chemical DEET, used to mask our scents and deter mosquitoes. It turns out that there are natural ways to repel mosquitoes and these methods have been in use for thousands of years.
A mosquito trap is a fun and effective way to combat the mosquito problem in your yard.
Begin by cutting the top portion off the two-liter where it starts to curve. Then nest the top half into the bottom half, creating a funnel. In a separate bowl, combine one cup of sugar, one teaspoon of yeast, and one cup of hot water. Pour the mixture through the funnel of the trap so it fills up the bottom half of the two-liter. Set the trap outside near your patio and watch how the mosquitoes will be unable to resist the smell of the fermenting concoction. Once inside they won’t be able to escape.
At Custom Personalized, we can make your summers easier with our mosquito control program. You can choose from five visits, three visits, or a one-time application for graduations, weddings, or other outdoor events.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.