There are several things that can make spending time outdoors a lot less fun. A mosquito is one of them. Mosquitoes can transmit itchy bites and diseases and cause you and your family to shift your focus from having a great time outdoors to constantly swatting them away. With summer winding down and fall approaching, you should not have to stop spending time outdoors with your family and friends, especially if you have a cozy fire feature to enjoy. The problem is that mosquito season is still in full swing. However, there are some solutions.

Instead of reducing your outdoor time, you can make a few adjustments to help keep mosquitoes at bay. These include removing or frequently refreshing any standing water from your property, adding plants that are natural mosquito repellents, using bug-repellent lanterns, and signing up for professional mosquito control services. Keep reading to learn more about the steps you can take to keep mosquitoes away from your property.

Remove or frequently refresh any standing water from your property.

Stagnant, standing water with mosquitoes spawning near Chester Springs, PA.

The biggest obstacle in dealing with mosquitoes is finding a way to eradicate them at their source. Mosquitoes will quickly multiply in areas with standing water, as water provides a great breeding ground for mosquitoes. An effective way to reduce the population of mosquitoes on your property is to frequently refresh or remove any standing water. This tactic can help ensure that you are not creating a welcoming environment for the mosquitoes. The most common water sources that these insects will inhabit are:

  • Birdbaths
  • Pet water bowls
  • Plant trays
  • Ponds
  • Bubblers or fountains

Add plants to your gardens that are natural mosquito repellents.

Multiple colors of geranium flowers blooming near Exton, PA.

An eye-catching way to deter mosquito populations from your property is to simply add plants that are natural mosquito repellents. One of those plants is the mairgold. This beautiful flower is a great fall annual plant that will naturally repel mosquitoes with the smell that it emits. In addition to marigolds, here are several more plants that naturally repel mosquitoes:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Geraniums
  • Mint

Use bug-repellent lanterns during your family gatherings.

Another great option for steering mosquitoes away from your property is to use bug-repellent lanterns during your outdoor events. These lanterns contain chemicals that specifically deter mosquitoes. A lot of the lanterns that you will find on the market are rechargeable and long-lasting, so your family gatherings can go on for much longer without the intrusion of mosquitoes.

Sign up for professional mosquito control to effectively eradicate mosquitoes.

Signing up for professional mosquito control is the most effective thing you can do to eradicate these pests. Services like ours are extensive. We apply our treatments with a planned approach to effectively eliminate mosquitoes from your outdoor space. Every company offers a different treatment product, but when you sign up with us, you will experience the following:

  • We apply our treatment every 21 days during the mosquito season, which lasts from mid-April or early May to late October in Pennsylvania.
  • We apply 5-7 treatments each season.
  • We offer an entirely organic solution or a potent EPA-registered solution.

Highly effective mosquito control treatments can drastically reduce your risk of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses and viruses.

If you need professional mosquito control services, call us today to schedule an appointment.

Don't let mosquitoes change the atmosphere of your outdoor events. Instead, schedule professional mosquito treatments. At Countywide Landscape, our mosquito control service is thorough and will ward off these pests so that you can get back to enjoying outdoor family gatherings in peace. If you need professional mosquito control service in West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, and nearby areas in Pennsylvania, call us today at (610) 285-9727 to schedule an appointment.