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Ways to rid of Mosquito’s in your Yard.

Adult mosquitos hang out in weeds, tall grasses and bushes. The larvae is bred in stagnant pools of water. Mosquitos thrive in damp, moist, dark and cool areas.

To keep Mosquitos out of your yard there are several things you can do:

  • Declutter your yard by removing anything that can collect rainwater.
  • Minimize dead tree limbs, tall grass and any yard waste.
  • Keep rain gutters clean to eliminate any standing water.
  • Have good yard drainage.
  • Keep water lilies and water hyacinths to a minimum in ponds.
  • Do not overwater your lawn.

What mosquitos do not like is the smell of natural scents of cedar, citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, catnip and lavender; these scents are a turn off to mosquitos. A natural way to repel mosquitos is by planting “Marigolds” in your garden. Their scent is of an insect repellent. Of course, the natural food chain of animals that feed on mosquitos like birds, frogs, spiders, fish, tadpoles help control the mosquitos. Their worse enemy is birds like swallows, purple martins, geese, and ducks.

You can spray a natural repellent on your lawn that is safe around children and pets; such as our https://www1.zoysiafarms.com/prodspec.jsp?id=5B79&cat=32 Bonide Mosquito & Nuisance Insect Control. You may spray this repellent every 2 weeks to 30 days to deter mosquitos. This spray will not kill the mosquito.

Zoysia Grass does not attract mosquitos. The best thing is not to overwater your lawn and keep a well maintained lawn, this helps deter mosquitos naturally.