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How to Improve Pest Control at Home Specific for Mosquitoes

Mosquito control requires knowledge of the behavioral and habitat differences among species in order to plan and carry out a treatment program. If you suffer from mosquitoes either in your home or your garden, you will want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. See some methods here.

Mosquitoes are real pests, as they not only cause discomfort when they bite, but can also spread disease.

Mosquitoes found inside the house can be killed with any good household spray that is sold for control of flying insects indoors. Space sprays or aerosols containing synergized pyrethrins or synthetic pyrethroids are effective.

An aerosol bomb containing pyrethrum is easy to use. Best results are obtained if doors and windows are kept closed during the spraying and for five to ten minutes after spraying. Only products labeled for flying insect control should be used. Residual spray products labeled for control of crawling insects packaged in aerosol bombs are hazardous if sprayed into the air even though windows and doors are open.

Be sure to keep the windows, doors and porches tightly screened to exclude as many mosquitoes as possible. Avoid spraying food, dishes and other eating utensils.

Here are a few methods of mosquito pest control for getting rid of mosquitoes easily and effectively and making sure that they do not return.

Smoke is known to be a good mosquito repellent and can be used in a number of different ways. Burning candles or incense can help to keep mosquitoes away. It is also possible to purchase special mosquito repellent coils, which help to keep mosquitoes away by producing smoke and also releasing a chemical that mosquitoes find repellent. It is also possible to make your own mosquito repellent for the home or garden. All you need is a burner with a candle inside, a little water and an essential oil such as eucalyptus or lavender. Place a few drops of the oil into the water and relax as the heat from the candle makes the oil evaporate into the air, repelling the mosquitoes.

Garlic is a good form of natural mosquito repellent that is free from chemical poisons, making it safe for the whole family to use, including your pets. Garlic can be added to both human and pet food to keep the mosquitoes at bay. After consuming garlic the skin secretes special oils that mosquitoes tend to stay away from. You can also sprinkle garlic powder around your garden and porch to dissuade mosquitoes from entering.

After you have successfully removed mosquitoes from your home and garden you will want to make sure that they do not return. Mosquitoes tend to breed in stagnant water, so make sure that you get rid of all stagnant water, including empty flowerpots, driveway puddles, old tires and unfiltered fishponds.

Make Your Home Mosquito Proof

Make sure that your home is fully mosquito proof. This involves checking to make sure that there are no holes that mosquitoes and other insects can get through. Make sure that gutters are kept free from debris and keep the grass in your garden short. Mosquito nets can be attached to virtually any service, and do a great job of keeping mosquitoes away, especially while you are sleeping.

It is also a good idea to fit mesh screens to the windows and doors of the home. This allows you to keep your windows and doors open during warm weather without running the risk of mosquitoes getting inside the house and ruining your evening. Mosquitoes generally only bite at dusk and after dark, although they may also strike in overgrown areas such as forests and on overcast days. They usually only go for bare skinArticle Search, so try to keep your skin covered as much as possible.

Go to main page Auckland Pest Control for more help and guide on control

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Published by Graeme Stephens owner of Pest Control Auckland and has proudly been providing the following professional services since 1987: pest control, fly control, flea control, insect, cockroach, wasp, bee, flies, fleas, bed bug control, ant control



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