Mosquitoes are bad enough in your yard, but what if they barge right into your house? Dealing with mosquitoes in your home can be a nuisance, mainly because the indoors should be a safe haven. If you've ever heard that annoying buzz in the middle of the night, know that you are not alone; mosquitoes infiltrating your home are more common than you'd think. Fortunately, when it comes to how to get rid of mosquitoes inside, there are a few easy ways to keep them away. MosquitoNix® breaks it all down for you.
Identify the Breach
When it comes to indoor mosquito prevention, finding out where the mosquitoes are coming from can be the most essential step. While many mosquitoes make their way into your house from outdoors through an open door or window, damaged screen or other small opening, it is also possible that they could be reproducing inside your home. Mosquitoes can breed in even tiny amounts of standing water, so checking common locations where water may pool can be effective. Look for standing water in your basement, under a sink, washer or furniture, and in the bottom of your pantry. Mosquitoes love dark, moist environments for breeding, so they may have found somewhere to nest inside your home.
If the mosquitoes aren't coming from inside your house, you might have a leak where they manage to get inside. Check for gaps around your windows and doors to ensure they seal properly when closed and add screens to your windows if you prefer to leave them open in the summertime.
Okay, if biting insects have moved in, how can you keep them from biting you without coating yourself in bug spray? Mosquitoes really hate certain essential oil scents, including lavender, clove, peppermint, lemongrass, basil, rosemary and thyme. So, the scent from burning candles or using essential oil diffusers can protect you. You might also want to explore setting out natural mosquito repellants, including putting lemon slices or garlic cloves around your home; mosquitoes hate both plants. We also recommend using an oscillating fan inside to create a breeze and blow away those flying pests.
Stop Mosquitoes at their Outdoor Source
If your mosquito issue comes from outside, and you've tried every tactic to turn your indoor space into a mosquito-free zone, it's time to focus on the outdoors. Several plants can act as natural mosquito deterrents and add a pop of color to your garden, like marigolds, geraniums and tulsi. It may also be worth examining your yard for any areas mosquitoes might breed; we are looking at you, birdbath, backyard water feature and empty flower pots.
Even with vigilance, you may not be able to get rid of mosquitoes inside your house and yard without professional help. MosquitoNix can help you with a custom mosquito repellant system to stop mosquitoes from ever even reaching adulthood. We offer fogging treatments, misting systems and more tailored to your needs. With on-demand and automatic functions, mosquito misting systems are great for when you need them. We even have green mosquito control services that use natural pesticides to harm biting insects, not plants and animals. Contact us today and start enjoying a mosquito-free outdoors and indoors all season.
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