Keep Those Pesky Mosquitoes Away This Summer

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Summer is a fun season. School is out. Days are spent at the pool or lake, and there exciting vacations. For all the fun that the season offers, it also brings mosquitos. Mosquitoes can leave awful bites on your skin that causes you to itch. What’s worse is that mosquitoes can also carry harmful diseases. Ortho gives helpful tips on how to keep those pesky mosquitos away this summer.

Treat Your Yard

The first thing you can do is kill or repel mosquitos from your lawn. Thankfully, there are some treatments that do this for you. Get rid of mosquitoes from your yard by spraying Ortho® Bugclear™ Insect Killer For Lawns & Landscapes Concentrate.

Kill Mosquitos in Your Outdoor Area

While there are treatments for you lawn, gardens, and landscape, you can also treat the air around your house. You can spray the Ortho® Bugclear™ Misting Mosquito Killer and the Ortho® AllClear™ Power Mister for overall protection around your deck and patio.

Use Candles, Lanterns, or Mosquito Traps

Of course, a common go-to for warding off mosquitos are lighting candles or lanterns. The candles and lanterns that you light need to contain at more than one essential oil that help repel mosquitoes. These essential oils include but are not limited to citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, or cedarwood.

If the candles or lanterns are not doing the trick, then you could opt for mosquito traps. These traps help eliminate mosquitos from the area around your porch. Keep in mind that the traps need to be changed routinely.

Use Personal Repellent

While there are mosquito-repellent plants, mosquito traps, and candles, these can follow you around the yard. If you plan on being outside playing or gardening, you may want to consider spraying some repellent on your body. Pick a spray that is EPA-approved and be sure to reapply if you stay outside for a long time.

Get Rid of Standing Water & Debris

While there are repellents you can wear, treatments to spray on your lawn, and candles you can light, there is something you can get rid of to repel mosquitoes. You can get rid of standing water. Standing water is where mosquitoes like to lay their eggs. Eliminate the water from garden pots, trash can lids, children’s toys, buckets, and wheelbarrows.

It is not just standing water that you must remove. Take a look around your yard. If you see a damp pile of leaves or a decaying log, then you should get rid of these from your lawn as well. These things can be a breeding ground for mosquito eggs.

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Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

You can also grow mosquito-repelling plants around your yard. These plants are beautiful and give off an excellent aroma that helps keep mosquitoes away. Plants you can grow include catnip, peppermint, basil, and sage.

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