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A Helpful Guide To Keeping Mosquitoes Away From Your Idaho Falls Yard

June 23, 2022

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Mosquitoes are among the biggest (and fastest) buzzkills for any outdoor, summertime gathering. Dinner on the patio quickly becomes unpleasant when a few pests buzz around. 

Even more than a nuisance, mosquitoes may carry bacteria, causing sickness. The safest way to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them from returning is pest control in Idaho Falls.

Read on to learn about mosquitoes' role in our ecosystem and the dangerous diseases spread by mosquitoes. We also offer five natural ways to repel mosquitos in your yard space and the most effective mosquito control for Idaho Falls yards.

The Role Mosquitoes Play In Our Ecosystem

While mosquitoes are just another pest to us, they play an essential role in maintaining balance in our ecosystem. Mosquitoes are a vital source of food for bats, birds, flies, frogs, and fish larvae. 

Mosquitoes’ primary food source is flower nectar, not blood, a common misconception. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood as a way to nourish their eggs. Mosquitoes are also significant pollinators feeding on nectar.

The Dangerous Diseases Mosquito Bites Are Known To Spread

When mosquitoes bite their host, an exchange occurs between the mosquito’s saliva and the host’s blood. If the mosquito previously bit an infected host, they contract that bacteria, which they can transfer to new hosts; this is why mosquitoes are known disease-spreaders.

Some of the dangerous diseases mosquitoes are known to spread include:

  • Chagas disease

  • Chikungunya fever (CHIK)

  • Dengue fever

  • Malaria 

  • West Nile virus

  • Zika virus

It’s important to note that not every mosquito spreads disease. In the United States, three types of mosquitoes spread the most bacteria.

Five Eco-Friendly Mosquito Prevention Tips For Around Your Yard

The most effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your Idaho Falls property is to pair pest control with prevention. Aside from scheduling a visit from your local pest controller, consider the following five tips for the best ways to repel mosquitoes naturally:

  1. Remove Standing Water: Mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs. Look out for rainwater that pools in buckets, wheelbarrows, pots and waterlogging on your lawn, and clogged gutters. Get rid of bird baths straightaway.

  2. Get Rid Of Excess Vegetation: During the day, mosquitoes prefer to hide in bushes, trees, and other undergrowth. Maintain a well-kept lawn to cut down where mosquitoes and other pests can hide.

  3. If You Have A Stock Pond, Prepare It Correctly: To prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs in the pond, stock your pond with gambusia, known as “the mosquito fish,” or other fish that eat mosquitoes; if you have a few frogs, even better. 

  4. Use Plants That Prevent Mosquitoes: Natural mosquito-repelling plants include lavender, marigolds, citronella grass, catnip, rosemary, and basil.

  5. Use Bug-Repellent Bulbs: White bulbs attract mosquitoes and pests like moths and flies. Bulbs with a yellow tint do the opposite.

Bonus Tip: Scatter coffee grounds throughout your yard. Mosquitoes dislike the smell of coffee, and it acts as another natural repellent.

The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Yard

Professional pest control solutions are the only way to remove mosquitoes from your Idaho Falls yard for good and keep them from returning.

Our skilled technicians at Epoch Pest Control have the knowledge, experience, and equipment needed to make mosquitoes a thing of the past for your property. Best of all, home pest control solutions tackle mosquitoes, so you don’t have to, keeping you and your family safe.

For help with mosquitoes and other pests, call Epoch Pest Control.

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