How To Control Mosquitoes In Your Yard

How To Control Mosquitoes In Your Yard

What keeps mosquitoes away is getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds. Read more for tips on how to control mosquitoes in your yard.

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Keep the lawn cut.

Ensure that mosquitoes don’t get a chance to breed in tall grasses. Keep the lawn cut short.

We converted to a battery operated lawn mower recently and it’s been a game changer! The mower is so much lighter to push and is easier to start than a gas lawn mower. 

Additionally, I find that it saves time as well. So even when you don’t feel like mowing, you can motivate yourself to get it done because you know it will be quick and easy!

Dump all sources of water immediately.

After each and every rainstorm, walk around your yard and look for anything that can hold water. 

Specifically, anything can catch water, including the things that you forget you left outside. For instance, look for buckets full of water, chairs, barrels, and toys

Get rid of that standing water immediately so mosquitoes can’t get a chance to breed in that water.

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Treat puddles and the lawn with mosquito spray for yards.

If you don’t mind pesticides, I encourage you to routinely treating your lawn starting in early Spring. Moreover, I recommend this mosquito repellent that you hook up to a water hose and spray down the lawn. So, you’re watering and treating the lawn at the same time.

Additionally, if you have any drainage issues around your home where puddles naturally form, you can treat the surface of those puddles directly with this mosquito spray for yards!

For instance, one of my besties lives in a townhome where puddles always occur. As a renter, she can’t grade the yard with the proper draining herself. However, she can now treat those puddles so mosquitoes don’t get a chance to get inside her home.


These mosquito repellents definitely stink! So, you might consider covering your nose and mouth if that sounds like it will bother you. 

My mama used to say, if it stinks, it’s working!

How To Control Mosquitoes In Your Yard – Conclusion

I strongly recommend that you get started treating your lawn in early Spring. It is better to treat before it gets bad than to battle after most of the mosquitoes hatch and take over. 

Start treating your lawn for mosquitoes today!

Do you have any quick tips to share on how to control mosquitoes in your yard? Let us know in the comments below.



P.S. – Get rid of those fruit flies, too!

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