Are you enjoying some extra time outside these days but have to cut it short due to fun-suckers like mosquitoes? March is typically the month when mosquitoes make their first appearances of the year here in the South, and they tend to stick around so long as the weather stays warm…and for the South, that is a very long time!
Here are some helpful tips to keep mosquitoes at bay:
- Eliminate standing water. Mosquitoes love to hang around standing water, so be sure to dump the water out of flower pots, birdbaths, kids’ toys, plastic tarps, etc.
- Be sure to clean your gutters—mosquitoes can breed in very small amounts of water, so eliminating their habitat is key for their removal.
- Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so if it’s possible, stay inside during those times to avoid being bitten or use a repellent.
-Bats love to eat mosquitoes! A discreet place in your yard can be a great place to keep a bat house (they look pretty similar to birdhouses), and they can be of some help for reducing the mosquito population!
Gregory Pest Solutions also offers mosquito management solutions, and we are never too busy to help you! Call us today for a consultation.