Mosquitos just love the summer, but if you’re anxious to be outside, too, you might not be so excited to share your time outside with them. Contractor’s Best Pet Solutions has these tips for you when it comes to preventing and discouraging mosquitos.
Plan Your Outside Time Carefully
There’s a lot to be careful about in the summer. You’ve got the weather, first of all, and timing outside activities so that you’re not overexerting yourself during the hottest part of the day. But when it comes to mosquitos, the cooler parts of the day might also be times when they’re most active. If you’re getting harassed a lot by mosquitos, you might want to avoid early morning hours and dusk for outside activities.
Get Rid of Any Standing Water Around Your Yard
Mosquitos love standing water. Hot, humid weather is their favorite climate anyway, but standing water is where they lay eggs and look for sources of food. If possible, make sure that you take care of any drainage issues that create pools of standing water. Also, if you have birdbaths or water bowls outside, make sure to refresh that water daily. Funky water is what the mosquitos like best for their purposes.
Check Window Screens for Holes and Gaps
Early summer is a great time to open the windows and let fresh air in, especially on those days when it isn’t too hot and humid to enjoy. The big problem is that there are sometimes gaps and holes in window screens, which can let sneaky mosquitos inside your home. Before you spend a lot of time with open windows, double-check that you don’t need to make some repairs to keep unwanted winged bugs outside where they belong.
Prepare Properly to Go Outside
When you’re ready to go outside, make sure you’re prepared. Insect repellents can help you to dodge the mosquitos. It’s also a good idea to choose the right clothing. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants help to keep your arms and legs protected from mosquitos. Choose lightweight fabrics that allow for ventilation so that you aren’t at risk of overheating. Light-colored clothing helps to reflect sunlight.
Looking for a more long-term solution to your mosquito woes? Contractor’s Best Pet Solutions in Buford, GA can help. Give us a call today and we can determine the best way to rid your yard of mosquitos and other pests.