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.