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The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay Around Your Indianapolis Yard

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There's nothing like a mosquito infestation to ruin all your hard work in making your yard inviting and relaxing. Unfortunately, these common pests are abundant, especially in the summer, and need very little to grow out of control. 

When it comes to eliminating mosquitoes safely, there are a few things every homeowner should know, including how their life cycle works, the types of diseases they can spread, and what you can do to make your yard less attractive to these unwanted invaders. Action Pest Control is the local go-to company for top-quality pest control in Indianapolis if you are struggling with an infestation.

The Life Cycle Of Common Mosquitoes

Understanding the life cycle of mosquitoes in Indianapolis is essential because different treatments can be necessary depending on where they are in their development. Mosquito problems usually start when a pregnant female lays eggs in your yard in anything from kiddie pools to small bowls full of rainwater. 

From then, they will go to the larvae and pupae stages before becoming adults, ready to lay their eggs surprisingly quickly. If you focus on one part of the life cycle while ignoring the others, the situation will likely worsen. Still, treating the infestation is crucial to avoiding the dangerous diseases they can spread.

Mosquito Bites Can Spread Dangerous Diseases

You might know mosquitoes transmit malaria, but did you know they are the leading cause of animal-caused deaths worldwide? Some other illnesses, like the West Nile virus, the Zika virus, and several forms of encephalitis, are often at the top of the list of diseases caused by mosquitoes.

While the risk of contracting diseases varies depending on the region, no one wants to get painful and itchy bites and wake up multiple times at night from hearing mosquitoes incessantly buzz near their ears. Fortunately, there are ways to make your yard less attractive to them.

Four Easy Ways To Make Your Yard Less Attractive To Mosquitoes

They are many ways to make your yard less attractive to mosquitoes, but here are four of the ones we recommend the most:

  1. Eliminate stagnant water: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, and removing it is one of the most natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes. When possible, walk through your property, and dispose of anything that might gather rainwater, including birdbaths and other water fixtures.
  2. Plant mosquito repellents: Some of the best plants to keep mosquitoes away include lavender, citronella, and catnip. They might help deter mosquitoes in addition to more conventional strategies like one-time treatments or seasonal programs.
  3. Consider using fans: It is challenging for mosquitoes to fly when the air isn't still. Fans used outdoors can help keep these buzzing pests away from you quite effectively.
  4. Keep your yard tidy: Mosquitoes come out at night when the sun goes down but are much more cautious when they hide in tall grass and other yard debris during the day.

Keeping mosquitoes away is much easier if you follow these tips, but professional mosquito control is the way to go when more is needed.

Pro Mosquito Control Offers The Best Protection For Your Yard

At Action Pest Control, our team of experts strives to rid your yard of mosquitoes safely and effectively with treatments that work but are mostly out of sight for your convenience. 

Our mosquito control program runs during peak mosquito season, between April and October, and uses EPA-approved products to prevent these invaders from breeding and hatching and address factors that can facilitate an infestation. We also offer one-time treatments for special events such as weddings.

If you are done with itchy bites and are ready to enjoy your yard fully, call Action Pest Control to schedule a no-obligation inspection and tell us more about your situation.