This is the time of year when many people start thinking about spring cleaning and how they’re going to de-clutter their home. Spring cleaning is a great way to freshen up your place, but don’t forget about cleaning the outside of your home – your backyard and other outdoor spaces. Mosquito season is not that far away. We want to help you out, in case you’re looking for backyard cleaning ideas to help reduce the risk of mosquito infestations. Here are five spring cleaning hacks for your home, and they do not include using harsh chemicals.
Hack #1: Block Mosquitoes’ Entryway into Your Home
One of the ways that mosquitoes enter the home is through broken windows, door screens, and of course screens on the lanai. This is a simple solution: repair or replace any problematic windows or screens. Problem solved.
Hack #2: Declutter Your Backyard
Unfortunately, sometimes the backyard becomes a place to store items that we no longer want, need, or even use. Despite our efforts to beautify them, our yards can still look messy. It’s time to remove your backyard debris. Look around and throw out any old appliances, pieces of wood, tires, old outdoor furniture, fallen branches, and any other items that are cluttering your backyard space. Many of these items make great hiding places for mosquitos.
Hack #3: Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitos love standing water which is where they lay their eggs. Even the smallest puddle will invite mosquitos. Eliminate any standing water on your property, which can be found in many places, including clogged gutters, bird baths, wading/kiddie pools, pots/saucers, toys, dishes/pet water bowls, fountains, and buckets. Mosquitos can’t reproduce without water.
Hack #4: Make Landscaping a Priority
A major part of spring cleaning the outside of your home also should include the landscaping. Mosquitos like to hang out in tall grass, shrubbery, bushes, and foliage. Plan to do a major trimming project, and continue to do that on a regular basis, which will help minimize mosquito activity in your back yard.
Hack #5: Use the Best Mosquito Misting System
We can’t share backyard cleaning tips without mentioning our mosquito misting system as the best way to eliminate mosquitos in your backyard and reduce the risk of mosquito infestations.
SWAT Mosquito Systems use rosemary-based and pyrethrum sprays. Our state-of-the-art no-see-um and mosquito misting system is fully automated. It only sprays 2 to 3 times a day for 30 to 50 seconds each. You set the timer for what works best for your schedule.
Talk to Us About Clearing Your Yard of Mosquitos
We look forward to helping you get rid of mosquitos and no-see-ums in your backyard. Call us at (866) 900-7928 for a free estimate. Let’s make that a part of your spring cleaning goals.