May, 9, 2023
Do It Yourself Mosquito Control
Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests that live in tropical settings. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, they follow you everywhere!
And, nothing ruins warm weather fun more than a mosquito buzzing and biting. They spread germs and make us sick. They hide in dark places and bite secretly by living inside your home. Make sure to keep all doors and windows sealed to keep them outside. Moreover, if you have mosquitoes inside your house or you live near a water detention pond or a large water body, you can apply insecticide every 3 weeks. This will reduce the breeding and minimize the chances of being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Simply put, targeting the mosquitoes where they live and breed is your best defense.
How You Can Make Your Home Mosquito-Free
1. Use indoor mosquito-repellent products. Most are available at many retailers – online and local.
2. Properly seal doors and windows, especially after the late evening hours.
Some of the indoor mosquito treatments are -:
Foggers and Aerosols are used for killing the adult mosquitoes in the area. However, It produces a very densesmoke which may alarm some neighbors.
Make sure your pets and family evacuate the house when such products are applied. Also, close the fish tank as these are toxic to aquatic living beings. Don’t spray near plants where bees are active. These can harm beneficial insects like butterflies, bees, and other predatory insects.
Come back to your home only after the spray has dried thoroughly otherwise it can lead to respiratory issues. Always read and follow the label instructions on the product carefully.
- Backyard residual aerosol treatment
Backyard aerosol treatment is effective for an extended time on the surface where mosquitoes rest. They die on contact with such surfaces. This will limit mosquito activity significantly. .
You can apply on the sides and corners of the house, in the laundry room around the doorways and closets, inside backyard trees, and even on shrubs and tall grass.
Make sure that you apply the product as per the label instructions on the product.
Conquest technicians have several years of experience in mosquito control. Our professional technicians apply aerosol to the perimeter of your yard, striking the spots where mosquitoes prowl and breed:
- Underneath plant leaves
- Shady areas
- Wet areas
- Under decks
- Low tree limbs
- Wood piles
The results are really surprising. You will notice a big reduction in mosquitoes. .
Homemade mosquito repellent sprays that work surprisingly well-:
1. Lemon eucalyptus oil
Add 10 ml of lemon eucalyptus oil with 90 ml of any carrier oil. You can choose olive oil or coconut oil. Mix them well and apply them to your body. You can add distilled water and vodka to make it a little lighter.
2. Neem oil and coconut oil
Neem oil is strong and aromatic and that’s what keeps mosquitoes at bay. For the best results, combine coconut oil in it. All you have to do is add 10 drops of neem oil and 30 ml of coconut oil to the spray bottle. Add vodka and lukewarm water to make it into a herbal mosquito repellent.
3. Tea tree oil and coconut oil
Tea tree oil has all the medicinal properties that a mosquito repellent may possess. It is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory and can quickly heal mosquito bites. It has a strong aroma and that is what keeps mosquitoes away. You can mix 10 drops of tea tree oil with 30 ml of coconut oil and some distilled water and vodka to make it the best DIY repellent.
What if I still have Mosquitoes around my House?
If you are looking for mosquito control in Houston, Conquest Pest Control can help you control mosquitoes on your property all season long. Conquest mosquito tech starts with property inspections and target adults as well as larvae near their breeding sites. . We use sustainable solutions that don’t harm other living beings and at the same time reduce mosquito population.
So, If you are ready to stop worrying about mosquitoes, you can request a quote today and enjoy your summer mosquito free without all the swatting and scratching.