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The Reasons Why Mosquitoes Are Attracted To Your Yard

The mosquito is one pest you want to steer clear of. Many people have a natural hatred toward it. First of all, it causes either sleepless nights or comfortless days in the yard. Not only is it a cause of irritation, but the mosquito is also the deadliest animal on earth. With all that in mind, it makes sense to get to the bottom of the problem. One question this post will seek to answer is “what attracts mosquitoes to you/your yard?” The other question is, “what can you do to keep them away?”

Attractive Plants

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You probably already thought of the common mosquito attractants. Standing water and garbage. But did you know there are some plants that mosquitoes can’t resist? Find out which ones they are:

Many plants have flowers for that contain nectar, therefore, you can expect a lot of insects around them such as bees and mosquitoes. Furthermore, nectar-producing flowers emit carbon dioxide, another known mosquito attractant. If you are a lover of flowers and your whole backyard is filled with beautiful flowers, you might experience more mosquitoes around your house and in your backyard then your neighbors and friends.

But nectary plants and flowers are not the only ones that attract mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are drawn to water even more than to nectar as without water they cannot breed and create offspring. Some such watery plants include water lilies, water hyacinths, and water lettuce.

Taro and, to a lesser extent, papyrus plants could be another reason for a sudden mosquito increase. Read more at Insect Cop

Any other plants that require flooded conditions are also sure to attract mosquitoes. Even so, you can still use such plants to draw mosquitoes away from the living spaces of your yard. How about that?

Other Mosquito Attractants

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Apart from plants, there are other things that you do that literally make mosquitoes stick to you like glue. Here are some of them:

Wearing dark clothes will attract mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can see and use their vision to locate targets from a distance. Most of their day-to-day targets will be found in the shade or within foliage, so they are naturally attracted to dark colors. This means that they will be more attracted to people wearing dark clothing than people wearing light clothing. ..

Are mosquitoes attracted to perfume? Yes, fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes. Avoid perfume, cologne, perfumed shampoos, hand creams, soaps, fabric softeners, detergent, etc. Switch to as many unscented products as you can during the summer to avoid the mosquito bite…

Perspiring will attract mosquitoes because they need water to reproduce, and they are naturally attracted to areas with higher humidity levels. This includes people who are sweating… Read more at Modern Survival Blog

You can make changes to your fragrances and clothing. However, there’s nothing you can do to change your breathing and sweating after exercise.

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The good news is that you can do something to minimize or limit the extent of mosquito prevalence in your yard. Here are some ideas on how to do this using the simplest means:

Brew coffee

Yes, your morning cup of joe can help keep mosquitoes away! Sprinkled in areas with standing water that you just can’t get rid of, coffee grounds can prevent mosquito larvae from growing. It’s yet to be determined how or why, but scientists are in the process of studying coffee to find out more about its mosquito-repelling powers. Of course, for maximum effectiveness, you need to sprinkle the coffee grounds in all areas around your home with standing water, but even if you miss a few spots, you’re likely to notice a decrease in the mosquito population. Read more at Ortho

After you do the usual draining of standing water and clearing of bushes, some simple tricks can keep mosquitoes away.

However, you need an effective and long-lasting solution to your home and yard. Calling in the experts is a good idea for professional mosquito control services. Backyard Bug Patrol is the trusted company that will ensure your home is bug-free. Call us today!