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How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Does it ever feel like half of the world’s 110 trillion mosquitoes are surrounding you on any given Summer evening? If you want to enjoy being outside without them bothering you, keep reading as we tell you how to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.

6 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

To keep you and your loved ones safe, we have outlined the six best ways to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.

  • Remove Standing Water

Mosquitoes thrive around standing water because most species need it for their eggs to hatch and develop.

It’s important to remove ANY sources of standing water from your yard, and make sure any water in your yard does not remain stagnant.

Here are a few tips to keep mosquitoes from breeding in standing water in your yard:

      • Make sure to change outdoor pet water bowls every day
      • Introduce a fountain in ponds so the water is constantly moving
      • Put Mosquito Dunks® in water to kill any mosquitoes that laid eggs
      • Unclog gutters and storm drains
      • Fix low spots in your yard or driveway that can collect water
  • Keep Your Grass Cut

Tall grass provides a great place for mosquitoes to live and ample protection from predators, wind, and direct sunlight.

To limit the number of mosquitoes in your yard, you should regularly cut your grass so it doesn’t get too overgrown. Consistently keeping your lawn 2½ and 4 inches should do the trick.

  • Keep Gutters Clean

Like long grass, clogged gutters create the perfect environment for mosquitoes to live. The difference between grass and gutters is that mosquito eggs can hatch in the water trapped in gutters. So, if your house is near several trees, you should clean your gutters no less than twice a year.

  • Treat Your Yard With Mosquito Repellent

Treating your lawn with mosquito repellent is one of the most effective ways to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. However, we recommend using a mosquito repellent that is natural and therefore safe for your pets, children, and other beneficial wildlife.

That’s why we created Mosquito Magician, which is a natural mosquito repellent (and killer!) that keeps mosquitoes away for up to two weeks.

There are several ways to apply repellent:

  • Get Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

There are several plants that naturally repel insects (including mosquitoes) for their protection. Some of the most effective ones include marigolds, chrysanthemums, and lemongrass.

While they might look beautiful and keep some mosquitoes away, the plants’ repellency properties only extend a couple of feet away from them. As a result, you have to be very close to them to be protected from mosquitoes.

  • Regularly Use Your Firepit

Mosquitoes naturally avoid smoke for a couple of reasons. First of all, it is instilled in their biology to fear smoke because smoke means fire, and fire is dangerous. They also have very sensitive scent receptors that can become irritated by smoke.

Lighting up a firepit or barbecue can be an effective way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard!

Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard With Mosquito Magician

Mosquito Magician is a mosquito repellent for your lawn that effectively kills and repels mosquitoes. It can keep mosquitoes out of your yard for weeks at a time, is safe to use around children and pets, when used as directed.

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