DIY Mosquito Treatment Options

Mosquitoes are such a pain, you want to do whatever it takes to get rid of them. Often that means using DIY mosquito treatments, and there are many options to consider. The thing to keep in mind, however, is that mosquitoes are one of the most difficult insects to control. 

Here’s what you should know about DIY Mosquito Treatments.

Can I Get Rid of Mosquitoes Myself?

DIY mosquito prevention is much more effective than DIY mosquito control. Once mosquitoes are on your property, they can be difficult to remove. 

The single best use of your time when it comes to DIY mosquito control is limiting the things on your property that attract them, and that starts with water. Inspect your yard for potential mosquito breeding grounds – and that’s anything that contains standing water. Tip over or cover stagnant water in birdbaths, pools, buckets, planters, playsets, and more. 

One other effective DIY mosquito control tactic is electric fans. Yes, fans. Mosquitoes are weak fliers and will go out of their way to avoid even mild wind. Consider installing oscillating fans on your outdoor patio – it’s an easy mosquito treatment hack.

Do Homemade Mosquito Sprays Work?

Some say that using essential oil-based sprays can repel mosquitoes. Can they actually? Yes, they can have a mild effect because they disguise your smell, making it less likely mosquitoes find you, but they are not strong enough to eliminate a major mosquito problem. Mosquito-repellent sprays containing DEET or picaridin are more effective.

DIY vs. Professional Mosquito Treatment

DIY mosquito treatments are not as effective as professional mosquito treatment. However, for minor issues, some combination of treatments may provide relief.

If you’re dealing with a significant mosquito problem and need them gone, professional mosquito treatment is the best option for you.

If you have any additional questions about mosquitoes in Mid-South TN and mosquito control, be sure to give us a call!

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