Nothing ruins a pleasant evening in your lawn like the buzz of mosquitoes in your ear, harassing you at every moment. It doesn’t have to be that way. Getting rid of mosquitoes in your yard is pivotal to lawn care and to your overall lawn experience. Here are some of the best ways to do so.
Get Rid of Water Around your Yard
The first place to start to get rid of mosquitos in your yard is to make sure it doesn’t have standing water on and around it. Water supports mosquitoes breeding and, due to their size, the amount of water doesn’t have to be especially large for mosquitos to start reproducing. Whether it’s a puddle, liquid in your trash, or a bird bath, be sure it’s eliminated before the end of each day.
Grow Plants that Repel Mosquitoes
There are a number of plants that will keep mosquitoes away. These plants include but aren’t limited to: lavender, lemongrass, citronella, mint, basil, and rosemary. The additional upside to this method of mosquito removal is that a number of the plants happen to have rather pleasant fragrances as well.
Coffee grounds can be used in a couple different ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. They can be burned and used like incense to keep mosquitoes away. Alternatively, they can be put in sources of standing water where potential breeding might be taking place and will kill the eggs before they hatch.
There are a large number of devices that can be used to to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, each with their own pros and cons, thus they should be further researched individually. These devices include several kinds of lights (such as LED lights) that keep insects away, mosquito-repellent candles such as citronella candles, misting fans, and electronic gadgets that emit ultrasonic insect-repelling sounds — this final method has been disputed.