How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
If you find that you, your family, or visitors are getting bitten by mosquitoes, there are a few steps you can take.
Eliminate sources of standing, still water.
Not everything can be controlled, like having a pond or a creek on your property, but other sources of standing water can be removed. If you have a kiddie pool, for example, make sure you empty it out and store it when it’s not being used. Cleaning up debris around the house and maintaining landscaping can also make a big difference.
Try different forms of insect repellent.
Over-the-counter, and even DIY, insect repellents can help if you notice bugs are biting. Insect repellents come in a variety of forms, and most people are usually able to find one that works for you. Unfortunately, insect repellents don’t provide a permanent solution, and may involve re-applications and other inconveniences.
Don’t let mosquitoes find their way inside.
Fortunately, most of the things mosquitoes are drawn to are outside, but there are still measures you should take to keep them from journeying indoors. Be sure to close doors behind you, and if you want to have a window open, it should have a correctly installed pane with no rips or tears. Since mosquitoes are attracted to moisture, you should also make sure you’re not experiencing leaks under the sink or any other plumbing in the home.