If your summer gatherings are leaving you covered in mosquito bites, there is something you can do to help control the mosquito population and make your backyard more comfortable. Truly Nolen Canada offers mosquito control in Guelph that gives you back your outdoor space and helps prevent these bugs from crashing your backyard barbecues.
The summer season in Canada is notorious for being a mosquito-free-for-all. With our help, you can get through the summer months without battling daily itchy bites and possible mosquito-borne diseases. Here are our tips for surviving mosquito season.
Avoid Scented Body Products
Start your anti-mosquito crusade by swearing off all scented body products. Some scented body products may attract flying insects, such as mosquitoes. Products in question include lotions, perfumes, deodorants or body wash. Instead of products with a distinctive smell, choose unscented lotions and body washes that don’t have the potential to attract mosquitoes. Floral scented products may be more likely to draw mosquitoes to you, so choose a different scent that may have mosquito-repelling properties like peppermint, rosemary or lemongrass.
Wear Light Clothing
The type of clothing you wear may also make a difference with mosquito problems when you are out in your yard. It’s always a good idea to cover up as much skin as possible if you are near an area that is infested with mosquitoes. Choose long-sleeved shirts and long pants to help keep your arms and legs from being bitten by mosquitoes. The colour you wear may also help keep these pesky pests away. Darker colours may attract mosquitoes, so opt for lighter shades of clothing to keep them at bay.
Limit Shade in Your Yard
Another way you can make your yard less of a sanctuary for a swarm of mosquitoes is to limit the amount of shade on your property. Mosquitoes prefer to hide from sunny weather in the comfort of the shade. If your property has lots of hanging branches, tall bushes and large shrubs, you may want to trim everything down to reduce the cool, shady spots that mosquitoes flock to. Instead, embrace the sunshine and beautiful summer weather with open, sunny spots.
Eliminate Pools of Standing Water
Homeowners also need to go through their entire yard and get rid of anything that holds onto standing water. Mosquitoes breed in pools of standing water, sometimes even as small as a puddle. You can disrupt their nesting by keeping most of your yard dry throughout the spring and summer. This includes bird baths, gutters, old tires, children’s toys, pet water bowls and anything else capable of holding a few ounces or more of water.
Add Chlorine to Swimming Pools
Some water sources can’t be dried up during the summer, such as a fish pond, hot tub or pool. If you have a pool or a hot tub, opt to add chlorine to it so it doesn’t become a safe haven for mosquitoes. Make sure to invest in a quality hot tub or pool cover and get in the habit of covering these water sources up when not being used.
Get Effective Mosquito Control in Guelph
Truly Nolen has a customized approach to mosquito control. If you are battling mosquitoes this summer in your backyard, let us help you win and get control of your space back from these annoying pests. Our process starts with a property inspection and we make a plan of action based on the conditions in your yard. We then provide services and recommendations to keep mosquitoes out of your home and yard space all year.
Contact Truly Nolen Canada for help with a mosquito infestation. You, your family and your guests don’t have to continue to suffer and scratch from swarms of mosquitoes in your yard.