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Mosquitoes Taking Over Your Backyard? What You Should Do

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Mosquitoes aren't really that picky about whose yard they take over, although they do prefer areas that have more moisture to lay their eggs. If your yard happens to be one that mosquitoes prefer to be in more than anyone else's yard around you, there are things you can do to help get rid of them. Read below for a few things you can do to help you take care of your mosquito problem.

Clear Out The Moisture

Clear out the excess moisture from your yard if at all possible. If you have standing water, you need to remove this water from your yard. Anywhere you have water, you need to remove it, so whether it's in a baby pool, water in a bird bath, water in a flower pot, or any other standing water, empty it out. These are areas where mosquitoes are nesting and laying their eggs. Mosquitoes can lay hundreds of eggs, and all of those baby mosquitoes are going to be flying about in your yard before long. If you have standing water in your yard, you need to level out your yard in order to clear out these low spots and prevent standing water in the future.

Mow Your Lawn

If you keep your lawn too high, it can be a perfect area for mosquitoes. They'll lay low in the grass, as there is more moisture in the taller grass. Once darkness falls, these mosquitoes can be seen coming up from the grassy areas. Mowing your lawn will help get more sunlight to the ground below and dry up your lawn and prevent mosquitoes. Keep your lawn tidy and mowed often.

Have Your Lawn Sprayed

Hire a professional pest control company to have your lawn sprayed often to kill mosquitoes. You won't be completely rid of the mosquitoes, but you'll definitely deplete much of the population that once resided there. The pest control company can come out often to spray your yard in an effort to keep up with the mosquito population and help you get your yard back. They can also offer tips to help prevent a mosquito problem again.

If mosquitoes have taken over your yard, hire a pest control company to help you get rid of them. Use the other tips above to help you get rid of mosquitoes and prevent them from returning to your yard so you can enjoy your outdoor space without constantly being attacked by these pests.