One of the last pests you want to see on your property in Delaware or Pennsylvania are mosquitoes. These blood-thirsty pests can transmit harmful diseases and put a damper on the time you spend outdoors. Fortunately, there are 4 things you can do to reduce their population on your property! First, you can remove any debris from your yard because mosquitoes can use that as shelter. Second, you should keep your gutters debris-free to keep them from becoming clogged and accumulating standing water. Third, eliminate sources of standing water on your property like bird baths and pet bowls because mosquitoes can use them as breeding spots. The fourth and most effective way is to sign up for professional mosquito control treatments that will target mosquitoes when they are most active.

1. Remove debris from your property.

Debris, like twigs, sticks, and piles of leaves, can quickly accumulate in your yard, and while it may be tempting to put off the task of cleaning them up, it's best to remove them immediately. That's because mosquitoes can use these leaves and debris as shelter to protect themselves from the sun and the wind. Piles of leaves can also trap moisture, providing an ideal spot for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. By removing the debris from your property, you'll be eliminating a prime hiding spot for mosquitoes while making your yard look neat!

2. Make sure your gutters are not clogged with debris.

A homeowner removing debris from their gutter in Wilmington, DE.

Another thing you can do to reduce the mosquito population on your property is to clean your gutters. Clogged gutters are filled with debris that can provide the perfect spot for mosquitoes to live. They can use debris found in the clogged gutters to hide from the sun and get some reprieve from the wind. What's more, clogged gutters can also accumulate stagnant water which mosquitoes can then use to lay their eggs.

3. Eliminate standing water from your property.

A mosquito in standing water at our potential client's property in Wayne, PA.

The third thing you can do to keep the mosquito population on your property under control is to eliminate standing water from it. This is important because mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs, and they only need as little as a bottle cap of water to do so! When sweeping your property for things that can hold standing water, you need to be very thorough. Below is a list of things that can contain standing water:

  • Pet Bowls
  • Bird Baths
  • Ponds
  • Trash CanLlids
  • Kiddie Pools
If you can't remove the standing water, you can change the water regularly or add a bubbler to things like ponds to keep the water moving.

4. Schedule professional mosquito control treatments.

The most effective thing you can do to drastically reduce the mosquito population on your property is to schedule a professional mosquito control service. This type of service typically includes multiple treatments a year to ensure your property has consistent protection from mosquitoes throughout the mosquito season. Professionals will use effective treatments that work well in targeting mosquitoes and apply them in areas where mosquitoes are known to breed and live.

Call us today to enroll in our mosquito control service!

Here at Delaware Valley Turf, we offer a highly effective mosquito control service to properties in Wilmington, DE, Doylestown, Bryn Mawr, Wayne, PA and throughout the surrounding communities. When you sign up for this service, our team will visit your property about every four weeks from spring to fall to apply our treatments. This way, you can enjoy your outdoor living space in peace! Kick mosquitoes to the curb and enroll in our mosquito control service today by calling us at (610) 328-4170. We are looking forward to hearing from you!