How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Do you enjoy spending time in your yard? Is it less enjoyable than before as the result of mosquitoes?

Rather than continue to deal with mosquitoes – and all the problems they bring – it’s time to take action. There are many steps you can take to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard, including the following:

1. Eliminate All Standing Water

Mosquitoes gravitate to standing water, so you should eliminate this around your home. Here are some things to do:

  • Clear your gutters of debris
  • Check your yard for any items that collect water, such as your children’s toys
  • Cover trash cans
  • Regularly change the water in bird baths and other outdoor water features

If you do these things, you’ll immediately recognize the results.

2. Inspect Potted Plants

No matter how good they look, it’s important to note that potted plants often attract mosquitoes.

When these pots fill up with excess water, mosquitoes will instantly flock to them. It’s best to keep these indoors during the hot summer months.

3. Use Coffee Grounds

If you have standing water in your yard, sprinkle it with coffee grounds. This will bring mosquito eggs to the surface, thus depriving them of oxygen, and killing them before they hatch.

By stopping the breeding cycle, you’re taking a big step toward eliminating mosquitoes in your yard.

4. Opt for Insect-Repelling Plants

When growing plants, choose those that are known to repel insects. Some of your best options include:

  • Mint
  • Lemon balm
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Lavender 
  • Rosemary
  • Marigolds
  • Chrysanthemums

5. Install a French Drain

If you’ve tried everything to eliminate standing water in your yard and nothing has worked, install a French drain to redirect surface and ground water away from your property.

Along with the above, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our mosquito control services. Upon examining your yard, we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of the steps we can take to eliminate your problem once and for all.