Sitting outside with friends and family is an enjoyable way to spend an evening--until it is ruined by mosquitoes coming out to bite everyone and annoy them. Along with the annoying bites, they can potentially transmit diseases to you such as West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and more. Instead of dealing with these pesky insects, consider severely reducing their population in your yard.

If you live in Westfield, Warren, Watchung, or surrounding towns in New Jersey, learn about three ways you can effectively keep mosquitoes away from your yard.

1. Use an expert mosquito control service.

Our mosquito season usually peaks once it begins to warm up in the spring months and continues throughout the summer. Throughout the season, our outdoor pest control experts apply mosquito control treatments throughout your yard, making sure to take extra care around edges of the yard that lead up to forested areas or to lakes or ponds.

It is generally recommended to apply mosquito control every 4-6 weeks during mosquito season.

2. Have our company install plants that naturally repel mosquitoes.

Bright, flowering marigold plants in Watchung, NJ.

Another way to control your yard's mosquito population is to install plants that naturally repel mosquitoes. While still beautiful and attractive to beneficial pollinators, mosquito-repelling plants will keep these biting insects away from your landscape beds and hopefully farther away from you, your loved ones, guests, or pets. Types of mosquito-repellent plants we can install include:

  • Marigolds
  • Lavender
  • Citronella Grass
  • Geraniums
  • Bee Balm
  • Sage

We can try to pick plants that will bloom throughout mosquito season so that your landscape will naturally repel the pests the entire time. There are many other plants that are mosquito repellent as well, and our expert landscapers can help you pick out ones that match your existing landscape and complement the outside of your home.

3. Remove any conditions or environments that may attract them.

Mosquitoes spawning in standing, stagnant water near Warren, NJ.

If you want to stop mosquitoes from coming back, then you will need to remove any conditions or environments that may potentially attract them. Mosquitoes love standing water and also breed in it, which means any area of stagnant water will immediately attract them to your property. This can include ponds that are not maintained, birdbaths, coolers that have not been emptied, planters with poor drainage, and more.

Mosquitoes also like dark, leafy areas to hide in during the day. If your landscape has gotten too thick and there is not enough sun reaching the bottom layers of the shrubs, mosquitoes might have found a new home. Have a landscape company come to trim or prune your plants so that there will be fewer places for these insects to hide.

Having problems with the mosquito population on your property? Contact us to come help.

Mosquitoes often attack people who are just trying to enjoy spending time outside in Westfield, Warren, Watchung, and the nearby areas of New Jersey. Instead of being plagued by these pests and dealing with the problems that a large mosquito population can cause, contact us at (833) 452-9666 so we can come help.