We all dislike mosquitoes. You know, those biting pests than disrupt your outdoor activities and drive you indoors during those humid warm weather evenings. Mosquitoes are far and away the most commonly complained about pest in the southeast, and are especially common around homes near water or wooded tracts of land.
Mosquito prevention and control, when done properly, allows you to enjoy your outdoor spaces all year-round. Before you can enjoy a pest free outdoor experience, you should be sure that you are eliminating all potential pests such as mosquitos, fleas and ticks. These can ruin your outdoor fun and spread diseases to your family and furry friends.
Tips for Prevention and Control of Mosquitoes:
Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks- How often should I treat my yard?
As a general rule of thumb, you should be applying treatment at minimum once monthly from the onset of warm weather to first frost to prevent flea, tick, or mosquito infestation. This regular treatment will ensure that your outdoor areas are free from undesirable pests. At Davis Kee Outdoor, we can perform this service for you along with other lawn maintenance tasks so you are free to focus on more rewarding pursuits.
Mosquito Prevention and Control & Lawn & Landscape Care
Mosquitoes spend a great deal of time in tall grass and around overgrown leafy shrubs and plants. Any yard denris such as grass clipings, leaves, branches, and twigs can create a breeding ground for mosquitoes. At Davis Kee Outdoor we offer scheduled lawn care and maintenance including regular mowing, edging, cleaning of hardscapes, and much much more. Throughout the year, our skilled landscaper professionals will continually monitor your site for insect pests that can damage your lawn, plants and landscape in addition to being a nuisance. A well established regular maintenance program ensures your landscape is healthy and pest free year-round.
Naturally Eliminate Pests
Removing the pests is an important task to perform so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces. However, environmental concerns and concerns for the safety of your family members are real, and may give you pause. Over the counter sprays sold at home centers often contain harsh chemical pesticides. One solution is to use an organic product to eliminate fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. By reuqesting that Davis Kee Outdoor use a product that is organic and environmentally safe, you don’t have to choose between protecting the environment and being rid of unwanted pests. Not only is this treatment 100% safe once dry for pets, but it’s also safe for children as well. You can use organic insect treatment throughout your landscape without worrying about harming pets or wildlife.
Do It Yourself
While we certainly recommend our regular lawn care and maintenance services along with advocating the use of natural, organic and environmentally safe products, we also recommend you try some of these DIY tips to deter mosquitoes in your landscape.
- Do not allow standing water in your lawn, landscape, and areas around your home. Mosquitoes can easily breed in very small amounts of water. One bottle cap fileld with water can produce over 100 mosquito larvae.
- Regularly change the water in wading pools, planters, birdbaths, and pet bowls.
- Use a natural bacteria mosquito larvae killer in outdoor water features. This product kills mosquito larvae naturally but is non-toxic to people and fish.
- Clean gutters regularly. Clogged gutters are common breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Mosquito Prevention and Control & Davis Kee Outdoor
One way to reduce mosquito problems in greater Chattanooga is to hire a landscape professional for regular lawn care and maintenance. At Davis Kee Outdoor, we can help you reduce the population of pests in your yard. Do it yourself methods may provide temporary relief, but the year-round eradication of pests requires a knowledgeable professional Contact Davis Kee Outdoor today!