Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, wildflowers are sprinkled throughout open fields, trees are vibrant green… and the mosquitoes are out and back with a vengeance. Ugh!
It can be particularly frustrating when mosquitoes find their way into your house, disrupting your peaceful living space. If you're wondering how to keep mosquitoes away from your house and prevent them from entering in the first place, the experts at Plunkett’s are here to help. By implementing some effective strategies, you can create a mosquito-free haven in your home.
Follow These Tips to Keep Pesky Pests Away From Your Space
1. Seal Doors and Windows
One of the most important steps in keeping mosquitoes out of your house is to ensure that doors and windows are properly sealed. Here’s how:
- Check for gaps or cracks that may serve as entry points for mosquitoes.
- Install weatherstripping around windows and doors to create a tight seal.
- Repair any damaged screens to prevent mosquitoes from flying into your home while still allowing fresh air to circulate.
2. Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes require water sources for breeding. Examine your surroundings for any potential standing water areas, both inside and outside your house. Common culprits include flowerpots, buckets, birdbaths, and clogged gutters.
Regularly empty and clean these containers to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs. Ensure proper drainage around your property, fix any leaks or plumbing issues, and remove any objects that can collect water.
3. Use Mosquito Repellent
To repel mosquitoes and discourage them from entering your house, utilize mosquito repellents. Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin when spending time outdoors. You can also use citronella candles, mosquito coils, or electronic mosquito repellent devices in your home. These measures will help create an inhospitable environment for mosquitoes, reducing the likelihood of them infiltrating your living spaces.
4. Keep Your Home Clean
Maintaining a clean and clutter-free home is crucial in preventing mosquitoes from taking up residence indoors. Mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant areas and debris where they can find hiding spots.
Regularly vacuum and dust your house to remove any potential mosquito hiding places. Pay attention to areas such as under furniture, behind curtains, and in corners. Additionally, declutter your living spaces to minimize dark and secluded areas where mosquitoes may rest.
5. Install Window and Door Frames
An effective way to keep mosquitoes out of your house while allowing fresh air to flow in is by installing window and door screens:
- Ensure that all windows and exterior doors are equipped with properly fitted screens.
- Regularly inspect and repair any damages or tears in the screens to maintain their effectiveness.
Screens act as a physical barrier, preventing mosquitoes from entering your home.
Say Farewell to Pesky Mosquitoes: Protect Your Home and Family
For comprehensive mosquito control and prevention, consider contacting a professional pest control company like Plunkett's. Our experts can assess your property, identify potential mosquito breeding sites, and provide tailored solutions to keep mosquitoes away from your house for good.
Don't let mosquitoes invade your home and disrupt your peace of mind. Schedule a service with Plunkett's and take control of your home mosquito control.