[separator top=”-55″ bottom=”10″ style=””]Mosquitoes are no one’s best friends. Never will you hear someone say how much they enjoy the presence of a mosquito, particularly late at night when they buzz about your ear. We often put up with their presence, apply repellent and hope for the best but there really are ways you can control mosquitoes, as well as get rid of them.
A call to our Best 1 Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control office will put you on the path to sorting out any problems you are experiencing with mosquitoes. Did you know there are also some steps you can take yourself to prevent them hanging about your home?
We have become far more aware about the dangers of certain ingredients in bug sprays and pesticides and more people seek natural ways to control pests in the home. Thankfully, there are natural ways you can control mosquitoes.
Next time you are planning to plant something new in your garden consider lemon balm or rose scented geraniums, each of these contains natural repellents against mosquitoes. Do you grow basil, lemon thyme or lemon grass? Take a handful, scrunch and then rub on your skin.
If you have cats it might be time to plant some catnip. Not only will your cats love this addition, the essential oil present in catnip has been found to be just as effective as DEET in repelling mosquitoes.
Speaking of animals, keeping chickens in your yard can also help prevent mosquitoes and other pests but this will only be ok if you have the space.
Be mindful of water
Puddles of water, for example, around the home are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, literally. Gutters cluttered with damp debris, pet water and water fountains all make lovely homes for larvae if left stagnant and unclean. Make a conscious effort to keep water around the home drained or clean and regularly clear gutters of any build up.
Of course, the best way to control mosquitoes and prevent you and your family becoming a tiny meal each day is to call us. At Best 1 Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control we have the knowledge and right equipment to effectively organise a treatment plan to assist you if have an infestation.
Let our professional team help you by applying our experience in your home. If you think you have an infestation or are experiencing issues with too many mosquitoes, call us for a free quote today on 1800 187 561.