Summer evenings may be your favorite time of year to enjoy your backyard, but irritating mosquitoes in your yard and the diseases they may carry can keep you inside your house. You don't have to live with mosquitoes taking over your backyard, as there are many remedies and treatments you can use in your yard to keep them away or get rid of them from your yard. Here are some ideas you can use to fight off mosquitoes from you and your yard.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar
One way you can protect yourself from mosquitoes without using sprays or poisons is by taking a shot of apple cider vinegar each day. Along with other health benefits of drinking this each day, the odor of apple cider vinegar will get into your body tissues and as you sweat ad breathe out carbon dioxide, the odors will repel mosquitoes and prevent them from biting you. As mosquitoes are attracted to the heat of your body, sweat and bacteria, and the carbon dioxide you exhale, repelling them with an adverse odor can help keep them from biting you.
Make and Use Mosquito Traps
Treating your yard with traps containing pet and children-safe ingredients is a safe way to trap and kill mosquitoes around your yard. You can make a mosquito trap by cutting an empty plastic two-liter bottle in half to remove the top of the bottle from the base. Mix together a combination of hot water and brown sugar to create a brown-colored, sweet-smelling liquid. When the liquid cools place it into the bottle base and sprinkle some yeast onto the water.
Place the top of the bottle upside-down into the bottom of the bottle. This will create a funnel-like opening on the bottle where mosquitoes will fly into then not be able to fly out. The sweet smelling sugary yeast-filled liquid will attract them to the water where they cannot escape from the bottle's interior. make and place several of these traps around your yard or where you are most likely to find mosquitoes.
Take Care of Standing Water
It is recommended to remove and pour out any areas where standing water can collect in your yard, as this can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes and make your problem worse. Dump water from buckets, tires, and any other collection areas.
If you have a pond in your yard, you may not be able or want to drain it of its water during summer to prevent mosquito breeding. You can hire a professional pest control service to apply a safe and natural insecticide treatment or a garlic-infused spray to treat your entire yard. This gets rid of mosquitoes and prevents new ones from making your yard their home.
Contact a service like PermaTreat Pest & Termite Control for more help.