Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance to property owners, as they love to make your property their home. When they come out at night, these blood-thirsty pests will start biting and can make it unbearable for you to spend extended time in your outdoor areas. So, you'll want to do everything you can to keep them away from your property.

Removing stagnant water and keeping your lawn at the perfect height removes mosquitoes' hiding spots and breeding grounds. A clean gutter is also effective in preventing mosquitoes from invading your property. Additionally, another effective way to keep your property safe from them is to sign up for mosquito control treatments that target these insects during mosquito season. Continue reading to learn more about the ways you can keep mosquitoes away from your property.

1. Get rid of or frequently refresh any standing water on your property.

Sitting water in backyard in South Bend, IN breeding mosquitoes.

If there's one thing mosquitoes love, it's standing water. Standing water is an ideal breeding ground for them, so the most basic way to keep mosquitoes out of your property is by getting rid of any stagnant water. As long as it is inactive, even the shallowest water can quickly become a habitat for mosquito larvae. Make sure you check these areas:

  • Birdbaths
  • Animal water bowls
  • Garbage can lids
  • Old tires
  • Water features

If you can't get rid of standing water, make sure you refresh them frequently. The best way to prevent standing water on your water features is by maintaining circulation. Getting water bubblers or letting fish and friendly wildlife inhabit your water feature are practical ways to avoid stagnant water.

2. Keep Your Gutters Free of Debris

Wet gutters with debris attracts mosquitoes.

Debris buildup can block gutters and leave the water to pool around your roof. When this happens, the pool of water becomes an inviting area for mosquitoes to breed and lay their eggs. Regularly checking your gutters for debris buildup will help you be proactive and prevent blockages from happening.

3. Keep Your Lawn Freshly Mowed

Freshly mowed lawn to avoid mosquitoes in Elkhart, IN.

Aside from standing water, long grasses in moist lawns are among the favorite hiding spots of mosquitoes. You don't want these pesky insects to have hiding spots in your yard only to have them bite you when you are least aware. A good mowing routine will allow you to maintain the perfect height for your grass, and keep mosquitoes from making your lawn their home.

4. Sign up for professional mosquito control treatments.

Mosquito treatment being sprayed.

If you've done all the aforementioned things and still notice mosquitoes taking over your yard, the best thing you can do is to sign up for professional mosquito control treatments. Mosquitoes are persistent pests, and getting rid of them can be a tough job. Signing up for mosquito control treatments will allow your property to receive constant protection from these buzzing insects.

Mosquito treatments involve spraying a solution to possible areas where mosquitoes may be hiding. The best time to spray mosquito control products is during mosquito season. With a professional team, you can rest easy knowing they will perform mosquito control during this season and get you optimum results.

Mosquito season in Indiana starts as early as spring and lasts until fall.

Keep your property safe and schedule our mosquito control services today!

Mosquitoes and the harmful diseases they carry can dampen the time you spend outdoors with your family. Our company offers mosquito control services to keep your property safe from these insects and allow you to enjoy your outdoor living space more. We perform our mosquito control services every month during spring, summer, and early fall.

Our experienced team is proud to serve commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, and surrounding areas in Indiana. Call (574) 326-3526 and sign up for our mosquito control services today.