For many of us, when searching for a new home, a big beautiful backyard, perhaps with a nice deck, is a priority. Imagine the possibilities: backyard children’s parties and adult dinner parties, gardening, and of course fun in the pool. After all, we live in South Florida, where we can enjoy our backyards, year-round. But annoying mosquitoes and no-see-ums can wreak havoc on the fun if you’re not properly prepared to battle them. SWAT Mosquito Systems can help, starting with sharing with you our “Three Tips for Maintaining Your South Florida Yard.”
Reclaim Your Space from Annoying Mosquitoes and No-See-Ums with a Mosquito Mist System
Back in the day, we had a finite “mosquito season.” But now, all bets are off, and it seems they’re present year-round. There’s a lot you can do to help control the mosquito and no-see-ums population on and around your property.
Get Rid of Any Standing Water
Mosquitoes LOVE standing water and are attracted to it because it’s the perfect breeding spot. This means you should drain standing water from most sources – both natural and human-made, including:
- Dishes/pet water bowls
- Clogged gutters
- Wading/kiddie pools
- Bird baths
- Bromeliad plants (leaves/rosettes store water)
- Wading pools
You don’t have to worry about draining your swimming pool if it’s been treated with chlorine, which inhibits larvae growth – and if the water is circulating. Nor do you have to worry as much about a decorative water fountain or waterfall on your property, because of the moving water, which prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs in that body of water. And by the way, there are some natural ingredients, such as cinnamon and vinegar that you can add to your fountain to keep mosquitoes away.
Maintaining Your South Florida Yard and Keeping Landscaping Under Control
Did you know that mosquitoes, like the rest of us, prefer to get out of the harsh sunlight every once-in-awhile? They also like humidity and feast on nectar, so they enjoy hanging out in tall grass, shrubbery, bushes, and foliage. This all points to the need to keep your landscaping and yard in check by doing the following:
- Trim bushes, tree limbs, etc.
- Mow your lawn regularly
- Make natural repellents, such as mosquito-repelling plants, part of your landscape. (citronella, lavender, peppermint, marigolds, catnip, basil, and catnip.)
- Consider replacing your outdoor lights with yellow “bug” lights, which flying insects can’t see. We offer many LED landscape lighting options.
Get Professional Mosquito Control: SWAT Mosquito Systems
A custom-designed, mosquito control misting system will keep mosquitoes and no-see-ums at bay. Once installed, you can set our misting system to activate 3 to 4 times a day for anywhere from 20 to 45 seconds. We recommend misting during the evening and nighttime hours when mosquitoes are most active.
Our SWAT Mosquito Systems kills mosquitoes and no-see-ums, naturally, without harming the environment. We make it hard for mosquitoes and no-see-ums, but easy for you. You can turn the system off completely, using the remote control or at the control panel. We’re the largest and most respected mosquito control company in Florida.
Call Us So We Can Get You Started
Contact SWAT Mosquito Systems or call 866-900-SWAT to schedule an appointment for a free estimate on our mosquito mist system, and we’ll help get you started. We have a location near you. We hope our “Three Tips for Maintaining Your South Florida Yard” puts you on track towards living the insect-free life and enjoying your backyard again.