A backyard party is a lot of fun. However, an uninvited guest can ruin your event. Mosquitoes often show up at outdoor events. Fortunately, there are ways that you can keep the event mosquito-free.
Eliminate Standing Water
You should make sure that you get all of the standing water out of your yard before your event. The mosquitoes travel to areas that have water because they need it in order to breed. Make sure that you also check small areas that can hold water such as bottle caps. If you have a pool or bird bath, then you will need to make sure that you clean it before your event.
Repel With Smell
Certain scents can be used to repel mosquitoes. You can make your own citronella candle. All you will need is lemon slices and water. You will need to add a few drops of citronella oil to the candle.
You can also use flowers to repel mosquitoes. Lavender and marigold are the best ones to use. Additionally, you can use dryer sheets. The dryer sheets have a floral chemical that will repel the mosquitoes.
Keep the Air Circulating
Mosquitoes like still air because moving air makes it harder for them to fly. That is why it is a good idea to use fans. The circulating air will also help keep people comfortable while at the event.
Keep the Trash Covered
Mosquitoes are attracted to trash. That is why it is important to keep a lid over the trash. You will also be able to keep water out of the trash can by putting a lid over it
Cut the Grass
Tall grass can be a hiding place for mosquitoes. You will need to cut the grass prior to your event. It is also a good idea to trim the bushes.
Hire a Professional
It is a good idea to hire professional mosquito control services before your event. Barrier protection can last for up to 21 days. The treatment is applied to the areas where the mosquitoes are most likely to be. It is important to note that the weather will determine how long the treatment will last.
You also have the option of getting an automatic misting system. The system will automatically release a chemical a few times throughout the day. The professional can refill the product when necessary.
Furthermore, there is an all-natural treatment option available. The all natural treatment is made up of essential oils. The effects of an all-natural treatment can last for up to 14 days.