Dealing with bothersome mosquitoes is a common challenge for property owners in Pennsylvania, especially during certain times of the year. Fortunately, there are effective ways to protect yourself from being bitten, such as wearing clothing that covers your skin, using insect repellent or candles, and scheduling a professional mosquito control service. Together, these measures create barriers against mosquitoes and can significantly reduce their population on your property. That way, you can reclaim your outdoor space and enjoy it without the threat of annoying, itchy bites!
1. Wear clothing that mosquitoes can't penetrate.
Protecting yourself from mosquito bites begins with choosing the right clothing. While mosquitoes are attracted to bare skin, they can still bite through certain types of clothing. To create a physical barrier against these pests, opt for clothing that is thick and tightly woven. Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts made of durable fabric, jeans, and closed-toe shoes to further minimize exposed areas. Loose-fitting clothes with ample fabric coverage are also ideal, as the additional material makes it more challenging for mosquitoes to penetrate and reach your skin. By dressing in the right clothing while spending time outside, you can reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes on your property and enjoy your time more comfortably.
2. Wear mosquito repellants and light citronella candles.
In addition to wearing suitable clothing, using mosquito repellents is an important step in defending yourself against these pesky insects. When choosing a repellent, opt for products that contain DEET or other EPA-registered ingredients that have proven effectiveness in deterring mosquitoes. Apply the repellent to exposed areas of the skin for an extra layer of defense against mosquito bites. It is also essential to follow the instructions on the product label for proper and safe use.
Another useful strategy is to utilize candles, specifically those infused with citronella, in outdoor areas where you spend time. Citronella is known to deter these pests, and by strategically placing these candles around your outdoor space, you can keep mosquitoes from entering the area and enjoy your time without constant annoyance.
3. Schedule professional mosquito control treatments.
While personal protective measures are crucial, scheduling professional mosquito control treatments for your property can provide an added layer of defense against these bothersome pests. Regular treatments from experts can be highly effective in reducing the mosquito population and repelling any more from becoming too comfortable on your property. Professionals will also utilize highly effective insecticides that have been proven to be successful in controlling mosquitoes.
To ensure lasting protection, professionals will make multiple visits to your property throughout the active mosquito season to reapply the treatments. This proactive approach ensures that your property remains safeguarded when you need it most, ensuring no lapse in coverage and allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without the threat of being bitten by mosquitoes.
Mosquito season here in Pennsylvania goes from April until October.
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If you want to send pesky mosquitoes packing off your property, look no further than our team at Countywide Landscape! Since 2006, we’ve been providing our mosquito control service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, and other nearby communities in Pennsylvania. Our highly effective treatments will drastically reduce the mosquito population and repel more from harboring, allowing you to fully enjoy your outdoor space without being bitten. We prioritize long-lasting protection, which is why we’ll make multiple visits throughout their active season to reapply, ensuring your property remains shielded from pesky mosquitoes. Give us a call today at (610) 285-9727 to schedule our mosquito control service and keep your property free from these bothersome pests!