Spring is finally here! Today officially makes the first day of the spring season. Once the long winter is over and the temperatures begin to rise, we cannot wait to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather – not to mention, the first few weeks of spring are glorious! However, with all the good things that the spring season brings, there is one annoyance that comes this time of year: mosquitos.
Spring Is In The Air, So Are Mosquitos!
In Oklahoma, from around now until the first frost in November is considered mosquito season. Culiseta mosquitoes first become active in Oklahoma in March with a majority of different species of adult mosquitoes appearing in April, May, and June, especially following spring rains.
Mosquitos can bring any outdoor activities and fun to an end. Mosquitoes are not just annoying with their constant buzzing and itchy, red bites, they can carry harmful diseases and viruses, such as West Nile.
Get Rid Of Mosquitos in Your Yard This Spring
If you’d prefer to enjoy your outdoor, backyard fun this spring and summer without the constant annoyance — and potential viral threat — of those pesky blood-sucking insects, here are some mosquito control tips that have the potential to make your yard mosquito-free this spring!
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sources
While you may already know that standing water is the best place for mosquitoes to breed, like many homeowners, you may not be aware of just how little of this water they actually need to do so. It can be very difficult to get rid of every single source of standing water around your yard, so it’s important to know some of the most common sources you may not already be aware of, including:
- Flower pots
- Grill covers
- Leaky spigots and hoses
- Trash can lids
Did You Know? Mosquitos don’t need a large water source to reproduce; they can lay their eggs in as little as a bottle cap of water!
Keep Your Lawn Mowed Short
If you haven’t already, it won’t be long before you are getting the mower out of the shed or garage to cut the grass. Tall grass is not only a great resting spot for mosquitos, but when the grass locks in moisture between the blades, a conducive environment for mosquito breeding is created. This means that regular mowing is essential to control mosquito populations in your yard. In addition to keeping the grass cut short, remove decaying leaf piles and other yard debris that mosquitoes may take refuge in.
Plant Mosquito-Repelling Plants
Spring is the perfect time to begin planting, whether it’s flowers around the house or a new garden. When planning out your landscape and which plants you will be planting, consider placing mosquito-repelling plants near decks, patios, and pool areas. There are several plants that can be incorporated into your landscape design that help ward off these insects, including lavender, marigolds, lemongrass, and rosemary.
Invest In Professional Mosquito Spraying Services
If you want a yard that is mosquito-free, professional mosquito control from OKC Mosquito Militia is the best way to do so. While we may not be able to eliminate each and every mosquito on your property, the mosquito treatments and products we use are the only way to effectively reduce mosquito populations. This is because mosquitoes must be targeted with least-toxic insecticides in the areas around your property where they hide in order to completely stop mosquito production in an outside area. Using highly effective and safe mosquito spray treatment, we create a barrier that deters mosquitos away.
Call OKC Mosquito Militia To Keep Your Yard Mosquito-Free
If you want to keep your yard free of mosquitoes this season, now is the perfect time to take action. Contact OKC Mosquito Militia and we’ll come and assess your property and develop a minimally-invasive strategy to cut down on the number of mosquitoes. For a free estimate or to learn more about our mosquito spray treatments and other mosquito control in Oklahoma City, contact us!