It is paramount to note that mosquito control goes beyond killing mosquitoes that invade your yard.
Mosquitoes require stagnant or still water to breed. In fact, they cannot breed in running water. They do so in ponds, pools, and bayous or wetland habitats. It does not require more than common sense to realize that they breed in the garden ponds, watering cans, bird baths, old tin cans, and blocked gutters, or other places where water collects and stagnate.
Mosquito Control Tips
The following are some mosquito control tips that can help you prevent these insects from invading your yard:
First, check the whole yard for areas where mosquitoes breed. These include cans, watering cans, bird baths, dog dishes, and buckets.
After this, you need to check the pond or pool as they are perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes. You can introduce fish in the ponds as they will feed on larvae. However, if you pond does not have fish, and then it is likely to be a great breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The other place to check is roof gutters. Ensure they are not blocked with vegetation and are clean. You also need to inspect downpipes so as to ensure they are running free, and there are no places with stagnant water. It is important to check shade for leaks. In fact, these insects sometimes lay eggs in small pools.
Inspect your yard for any areas of still water. Check the trees and areas adjacent to the structure of your house. Mosquitoes do not need a lot of water to breed. In fact, even a tablespoon of water is more than enough.
From the above, you will realize that the main contributing factor to mosquito breeding is stagnant water. Therefore, you need to eliminate all these areas that are in your garden or yard. If your neighbors are not concerned about protecting their yards, you need to inform them to do so. Mosquitoes do not have a restriction where to feed. For instance, if you are having a barbecue with friends, they will cross the fence and come for you. It is important to undertake above steps to control mosquito breeding in your home.