Best Way To Kill Mosquitoes
There are many claims and home remedies out there to kill mosquitoes but what is the most effective and best best way to kill mosquitoes in your yard?
There are home remedies on the internet extolling the virtues of various techniques as the best way to kill mosquitoes in your yard. There’s even an urban myth that brown sugar and yeast will kill mosquitoes or spraying Listerine will kill mosquitoes. Listerine? Really? There are others too like mosquito coils which are sort-of-like fly traps you set on fire. They smolder and release pesticide…no thanks. You could get a propane mosquito tank; supposed Mosquito Magnets. I tried one once. The mosquitoes laughed. Bug zappers? Not bad for spot treating but not for an entire yard. If the bug zapper is in one corner of the yard and your kid’s swing set is in the other, forget about it. That is not the best way to kill mosquitoes. Smelly citronella candles have done more to shoo me away from the backyard than the mosquitoes. So what is the best way to kill mosquitoes?
Obviously I have a vested interest in this as I own a pest control company but the most effective, but over the years what I’ve found as the best way to kill mosquitoes is through a barrier yard spray program. Personally my neighborhood used to have a terrible mosquito problem. We had some low lying areas that would always flood and the water would pool there for a long time. We would get horrible mosquito blooms. I started Backyard Bug Patrol after my entire family got Lyme disease in our backyard. My mission was to kill ticks. As an added benefit, the barrier sprays we utilize will kill mosquitos. Three of my neighbors surrounding me have pools. Since we started barrier spraying their yards they have not had any problems with mosquitoes, ever. Nor with ticks and the gnat population is virtually nil. They can sit on their patios now without citronella candles or any of the other funky mosquito “remedies”.
Pest control professionals use backpack yard sprayers that look very similar to leaf blowers that lawn companies utilize. Instead of blowing air, these backpack sprayers blow out a super fine mist at over 150 miles per hour. The mist coats all the vegetation in the yard killing mosquitoes on contact. It puts up an invisible barrier that will last up to 21 days depending on the product used.
Your mosquito pest control professional uses a number of products in the back pack sprayer to kill mosquitoes. Most are professional grade and are permetherin based. In addition, there are a number of 100% organic options available to kill mosquitoes in your backyard. Rosemary oil and cedar oil has proven effective in killing mosquitoes. Garlic has been used as a good mosquito deterrent but won’t kill them. For additional information about barrier sprays please click here.
So the best way to kill mosquitoes is to consult your pest control professional and barrier spray your property.