Take back your yard this summer and tell mosquitos to bug off! English Gardens offers tips to keep these pesky insects away from your yard.
Mosquitoes are attracted to water and bright lights. Both male and female mosquitoes need water for hydration, and the female needs water to deposit her eggs. Eliminate or reduce the amount of standing water, where mosquitoes breed. If you have a pond or fountain, try Mosquito Dunks. They’ll kill mosquito larvae before they hatch.
Treat the Area
English Gardens offers several options to treat your yard. Our best-selling item, Mosquito Barrier Liquid Garlic Spray is made from 100% garlic oil. One application can protect your yard up to six weeks and your lawn up to two weeks. Use it on anything green, including your vegetable garden. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for best results. Spray at dusk when the plant’s pores are open for longer lasting protection.
Mosquito Beaters from Bonide is available in a spray or granular formula. Non-toxic, biodegradable and pleasantly scented, Mosquito Beaters are great for lawns, patios, gardens or any other outdoor area, and repel mosquitoes, gnats, flies and other nuisance insects for up to two weeks.
Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray is available in a ready-to-spray bottle and covers 5,000 square feet of lawn. Kills mosquitoes, fleas and many other insects on contact.
For added protection, use a repellent such as Rescue Go Clips or Proven Insect Repellent. Go Clips attach to your belt or pocket to repel mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies. It’s infused with all-natural essential oils and is deet free.
Citronella is a great way to repel mosquitoes naturally. Decorate your patio and garden area with candles. Cutter Citronella Candles come in a variety of scents — Vanilla, Lavender, Fresh Rain and Tropical Oasis. They’re perfect for any outdoor event.
Plant natural mosquito repellants around your yard and garden for an all-natural solution to those pests. Plants like citronella, lemon grass, bee balm, lavender, catnip, basil, rosemary, artemisia, marigold, spearmint and ageratum will help keep bugs away without using chemicals.
Follow these tips to help you have a mosquito-free summer.
For more information, visit your local English Gardens store and talk to the experts. Product selection may vary by store.