4 Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Garden

4 Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Garden

The vast majority of us realise how outdoor fun can be ruined by the presence of bloodsucking mosquitoes, specifically in areas such as parks, beaches and hiking trails. These insects are not just annoying but can also lead to dangerous ailments and diseases like Malaria, West Nile infection, Heartworms, and Zika virus, to name a few. 

Clear Areas That Can Act As Potential Breeding Grounds 

Stagnant water is perfect for mosquitoes to reproduce. It provides a conducive environment for mosquito eggs to stay undisturbed. Water collects in the least expected places like obstructed drains, toys, pots, old tires, or any openings around the garden that accumulates into a puddle from very little precipitation. Even little pools of water the size of a 50 cent coin are sufficient enough for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. We must remove or clear water where they could gather.

We can also add BTI dunks to standing water. Mosquito Dunks slowly release a long-term biological mosquito larvicide. This larvicide gradually settles in the water, and it is eaten by mosquito larvae. Continuous ingestion of the active ingredient kills the larvae.

Prevent Mosquitoes From Flying Around

Mosquitoes are relatively weak fliers. They fly slowly from roughly 1 to 1.5 miles per hour, depending on the species. These little pilots favour quiet, serene flight conditions with many landing spots beneath. Tragically for us, our gardens can act like busy airports for these blood-sucking critters.

To throw these irritating mosquitoes off base and prevent them from entering your safe haven, you could place a large fan near the area where the family or guests are sitting; if you don’t have the wind blowing by naturally. Mosquitoes are less likely to fly into the vicinity of simulated wind. This can provide a low-tech solution. Mosquitoes aren’t strong enough to pass through the wind.

Tall bushes, substantial foliage, and other obstructions will act as windscreens for mosquitoes and make conditions favourable for them; so the more wind that flows through your garden, the better. 

Use Repellent Plants In Your Garden

Save money on store-bought mosquito repellent and citronella candles by using the garden space to plant mosquito-repelling plants. Every one of these plants listed below, when planted strategically around the garden or put in pots, can act as powerful natural mosquito repellants.

  • Basil 
  • Catmint
  • Catnip 
  • Citronella geraniums 
  • Garlic 
  • Lavender 
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemongrass 
  • Marigolds 
  • Peppermint 
  • Rosemary 

On the off chance that your garden utilizing essential oils of the above plants can be just as powerful as their planted counterparts. Be careful with concentrated solutions as they can be harmful to pets, children, and the elderly.

Maintain Your Garden Well 

Cleaning up the garden regularly is important for both keeping it a beautiful space and also to fend off mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are just about a fourth of an inch long and just need around two-inch of foliage space to consider it an adequately secure home. 

Conclusion

Customary garden upkeep is critical to pulling off a mosquito-free space. Maintaining your garden and following these tips will diminish the chance for mosquitoes to get comfortable. 

If these tips are still not effective in solving the mosquito problem, it is time you call for some professional help. ORIGIN Exterminators is one of the best pest control services in Singapore. ORIGIN Exterminators will not only help you with mosquito-related problems but all pest-related problems. Contact ORIGIN Exterminators today.

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