Mosquitoes can suck the fun out of spending time outdoors. Their bites are itchy and can transmit diseases. However, there are ways to deter mosquitoes from hanging around your property! You can start by clearing your lawn and your gutters of clutter like leaves, sticks, and grass clippings since mosquitoes use debris to hide from the wind. Refreshing or getting rid of standing water is also beneficial because these pests breed in stagnant water!

For a surefire way to eliminate mosquitoes on your property in Illinois, your best choice is to sign up for a professional mosquito control service! This service usually involves full-coverage treatments, targeting harborage areas and other easy-to-miss spots where mosquitoes like to hide. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to keep your property mosquito-free!

Clean up any debris around your lawn and in your gutters.

Debris pile on property in Godfrey, IL.

The thick leaf piles and pieces of debris on your lawn are not only unappealing, but they are also ideal hiding places for mosquitoes. That's because decomposing leaves and other decaying organic matter help protect mosquitoes from getting blown away by the wind. These pieces of debris also trap moisture underneath, and mosquitoes love cool, moist areas where they can breed and lay their eggs. Cleaning up debris like leaves, twigs, sticks, and grass clippings on your lawn will help deter mosquitoes from lingering on your property. Your gutters are another area that can harbor mosquitoes if they become clogged and accumulate a lot of clutter. Make sure that you keep your gutters clear so mosquitoes don't use them as their home base.

Regularly Refresh or Get Rid of Standing Water on Your Property

Mosquito found on water feature on property in Moro, IL.

If there's one thing we know about mosquitoes, it's that they love standing water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water and only need as little as a bottle cap of water to do so! The problem is that many areas on your property can hold water. It's best to get rid of standing water to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and increasing their population on your property! If you can't remove the water, you should at least refresh it regularly so mosquitoes can't use it to lay eggs. Here are common areas and things on your property where you can find stagnant water:

  • Bird baths
  • Pet bowls
  • Gutters
  • Fish ponds
  • Buckets
  • Trash bin lids
  • Flower pots

If you have a pond on your property, you can use bubblers to keep the water running and discourage mosquitoes from laying their eggs there!

Sign up for professional mosquito control to eliminate mosquitoes from your property.

If you want a reliable way to eliminate mosquitoes from your property, signing up for a professional mosquito control service will get you the results you want. The treatments from a mosquito control service typically target every part of your property, which means they will also target harborage areas and easy-to-miss spots where mosquitoes hide! Professionals can also treat your property for mosquitoes during the peak of mosquito season, and will come out multiple times to reapply their treatments, providing you with long-lasting protection.

Give us a call today to schedule our pest control service and say goodbye to mosquitoes!

Your property is no place for mosquitoes, and we're here to ensure they don't take residence on it! At Element Turf & Outdoor Solutions, LLC, we offer a pest control service to target mosquitoes and keep them away from your property. The products we use effectively eliminate mosquitoes and other pests, but you can rest assured they are safe to use on your lawn and plants!

Our team provides our pest control service to property owners in Alton, Godfrey, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, and neighboring communities in Illinois. If you're ready to make your property safer for you and your loved ones, call us today at (618) 467-7047 to schedule our pest control service!