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Residents of Bristol TN can all agree the city and surrounding area has so much to offer; rolling hills with lush forests, beautiful caves, and flowing rivers. Unfortunately, having all that water means an easy breeding ground for mosquitoes

Most of us have been bitten by a mosquito at some point in our lives and will probably be bitten again. However, when it comes to your home and yard, there’s are measures you can take to make sure your small slice of paradise is safer.

The Do’s of Mosquito Prevention:

Preventing mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard is top of the list for many homeowners. Use these proven mosquito prevention measures below:

  • Remove Standing Water: Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. As the temperatures rise, stagnant water provides them the perfect place to breed. Utilizing proper soil drainage and emptying containers that hold water in your yard will keep them from getting settled in.
  • Use Screens and Netting: Having your porch, windows, and doors netted and screened off will keep mosquitoes and even other pests from getting to you. If mosquitoes can’t reach you, they can’t bite you!
  • Set Out Traps: Mosquito traps are a good source of hands-off mosquito extermination. These traps use a combination of heat from a UV lamp and carbon dioxide emission to draw these pests in. Often taking the shape of an unobtrusive bucket or latern, mosquitoes are drawn in and stuck forever.

The Don’ts of Mosquito Prevention:

You may be tempted to go for some other cost effective D.I.Y mosquito prevention hacks. However, the following activities will do little to keep you from getting munched on in the near future:

  • Don’t Use Citronella Candles: Citronella candles do repel mosquitoes but only in a small radius. Furthermore, it’s not advised to use them inside of the house as citronella can also harm our lungs if the gasses are trapped in an enclosed space.
  • Don’t Use Bug Zappers: Mosquitoes largely hunt with an acute sense of smell, not by light. This means that while moths and other bugs are drawn to zappers, they’re poor at mosquito extermination. 
  • Don’t Use Essential Oils: While essential oils do a good job of making you smell nice, they’ll do little to hide you from mosquitoes. It’s best to use an EPA-approved insect repellent containing DEET or Piciardin instead. 

Mosquito Prevention Professionals

At the end of the day, the best thing to do is call the professionals at Leo’s Pest Control. We have over half a century of experience in pest control and prevention. Offering both residential and commercial pest control, we have you covered not only in your home but where you work. With PestFree365+ we offer protection from over 30 common household pests, including mosquitoes. With ongoing pest control, we make sure that you can live pest-free* all year long.

Contact our experts today for a free quote on our award-winning pest control today!

Time to Bite Back: Mosquito Prevention Made Easy in Bristol TN

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