How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Tennessee
Mosquito removal is one of the most-purchased services in pest control. Controlling and getting rid of mosquitoes around your home is important, considering they’re commonly known as one of the most dangerous animals in the world. Here are some ways to stay bite-free during Tennessee summer nights.
Remove Any Standing Water
Mosquitoes love any form of standing water. Whether it’s birdbaths, kiddie pools, clogged gutters, or puddles, mosquitoes will always be near. It only takes 30 days of standing water for mosquitoes to lay and hatch eggs, creating a brand new generation of mosquitoes. That’s why it is very important not only to remove the standing water around your home but also to do routine checks to make sure more water hasn’t accumulated.
Use Oils and Plants
Many different oils and plants can be used as a natural alternative to remove mosquitoes. Camphor oil and tea tree oil have been effective in repelling and getting rid of mosquitoes. All it takes is a few drops and about 15 to 20 minutes to clear those pesky critters. Tulsi and basil are plants you can have in your home that can also help repel mosquitoes.
Use Mosquito Repellents
DEET is an effective mosquito repellent you can use on your skin and clothes to keep the mosquitoes away. DEET products come in sprays and lotions and are recommended to be used in moderation. An alternative to DEET is other repellent products that include ingredients such as Picaridin and IR3535. When used properly, mosquito repellents are a safe and effective option.
Eliminate All Your Mosquito Problems with U.S. Pest Protection.
While all of these methods are good for getting rid of mosquitoes temporarily, finding a permanent solution is pretty tricky. Female mosquitoes can lay thousands of eggs in a short period of time, so it’s important to attack the problem at the root. Contact U.S. Pest Protection and ask us about our mosquito treatment protection plans today.