When mosquitoes are buzzing around your outdoor spaces, enjoying yourself outside can be tough. To keep these harmful pests out of your yard, it takes a multi-faceted approach. For the hands-on, direct mosquito control treatments, our team has you covered. However, there are some maintenance strategies you can use to keep your pest numbers low throughout the warm season on your own. Below, we’ll take you through some mosquito prevention strategies we recommend to our neighbors located throughout the Lancaster, NY area.
Mosquito Prevention Tips for Lancaster Residents
There’s a handful of different steps you can take to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes, preventing infestations and leading to lower numbers over time. Here’s a closer look at some of these strategies and how they contribute to a more enjoyable yard:
Clean Out Blocked Gutters
When leaves and other debris clog up your gutters and prevent water from escaping, it can block water from draining. As this water builds up, it can supply invading mosquitoes with a place to breed and expand their numbers. Cleaning out your gutters, especially after rainfall, can go a long way towards preventing mosquito infestations by minimizing standing water.
Change Outdoor Light Bulbs
We’ve all seen insects gather around light bulbs, but did you know that certain types of light are more attractive to insects than others? By switching out your standard outdoor light bulbs for specialized “bug bulbs,” you can make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes and keep their numbers lower over time.
Remove Standing Water Sources
Standing water that accumulates in trash can lids, puddles, lawn toys, and in other areas on your lawn provides mosquitoes with their preferred breeding grounds, especially when left unattended for long periods of time. Tidying up your lawn after rainfall prevents standing water from accumulating, taking away potential mosquito breeding grounds.
The Advantages of Choosing Professional Mosquito Prevention
Although the above strategies can contribute to lower mosquito populations from year to year, the best way to fight mosquitoes and keep them out of your yard is by choosing our professional mosquito prevention and control treatments. With our cutting-edge treatments and industry expertise, we know what it takes to keep your yard protected.
Our mosquito prevention is available to our neighbors located throughout the following areas:
- Orchard Park
- And throughout the surrounding communities
Ready to get started? To learn more about our mosquito prevention in Lancaster, contact us today!Back