Mosquitoes are hideous little creatures that we all want to get rid of. The only way to keep them away, however, is by getting rid of their habitat. This means you have to keep your property totally clean. You have to make sure you do this, not in the least because mosquitoes carry all sorts of diseases, including some lethal ones. The most important thing is that there is no standing water anywhere in or around your property.
If there are any uneven areas or holes around your home, they need to be filled. If you find holes in your driveway or in your home’s foundations, use concrete to fill them up. Next, go around your home to remove any canisters and containers with stagnant water. Pay particularly attention to your bathrooms and toilets. Any canisters and pots that you want to keep should be stored in sheltered and dry locations. Mosquitoes will immediately swarm to any little bit of water. If you don’t have any available dry space for your pots and canisters, try covering them or put them upside down. If you find that there are rain puddles in your garden, you must siphon these every other day at least. Also remove any tree stumps, because these are high moisture areas and mosquitoes love those. Next, make sure that your birdbath is cleaned one a week. Your children’s paddling pools also need to be cleaned very regularly. Finally, if you have pets, their water dishes should be cleaned daily.
The only way to keep mosquitoes at bay is if your home is totally clean. If you mop your floors, you have to make sure you are particularly careful. If your floor is at even the slightest angle, water will end up collecting and mosquitoes will return. The reality is that you will never rid yourself completely of mosquitoes. Luckily, however, you can make the situation a lot less bad by keeping your property clean. You should also be aware of mosquito repellant tricks that are out there. Always properly ventilate your home and consider using an air conditioning unit in your bedroom. You will also notice a big difference if you always keep your bedroom door shut, thereby keeping the mosquitoes out. You can also protect yourself with citronella candles and spirals, as well as other products. Perhaps one day, mosquitoes will be fully eradicated, at which point they will not be missed. So long as mosquitoes continue to exist, however, we will have to come up with ways to make sure they stay out of lives as much as possible.