There are numerous ways to prepare for mosquito season.
A major factor is to eliminate standing water. Water is necessary for mosquito breeding. By draining standing water around your home especially during mosquito season, you will eliminate the eggs, larvae, and pupae before they become adults flying throughout the atmosphere.
Also, there are various plants that help to repel mosquitoes that can be planted in and around your yard. They’re suitable for planting in containers as well as garden beds.
Lavender, Basil, Citronella Grass, Lemon Balm, Mint, Rosemary, Marigolds, and Lemon Geraniums are popular plant choices for mosquito repelling plants.
So many other plants are available to accomplish the same task. Get advice at your local Garden Center for plants that grow well in your zone and keep the mosquitoes at bay. Here’s a helpful hint:Lemon Balm can be crushed and rubbed directly on the skin for personal protection. The same can be done with Lavender, but first test your skin for sensitivity before making application.
For added protection, call the pest control specialists at Terminix.
Our technicians can come to your home and give you a specially tailored pest control plan for your interior as well as exterior with no obligation on your part. Your lawn and garden can be sprayed to eliminate all sorts of pests that grow in numbers during warm weather months. It’s also wise to bring a little of the outdoors inside by having potted Herbs, Mint, Lavender, or other plants, throughout the house. Here’s another helpful hint: Plants oxygenate your home, and brought into the bedroom, houseplants can actually help you sleep better throughout the night. Consult your Garden Center for the best selections for your home.
Lavender is especially soothing in the bedroom and keeps the mosquitoes away, if you’re inclined to sleep with your windows open.
At Terminix, our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs for pest control.
Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.