How to Combat and Avoid the Pests of Summertime While Still Enjoying the Weather
Summertime is hellacious for mosquitoes and pests. However, when the swelter dies down and the weather is perfect in the evenings, how do you avoid the pests of summer, especially in the southern United States? There are ways!
In this article, we give you a few ideas on how to combat and avoid the mosquitoes and pests of summer while still enjoying the weather.
Keep a Dry, Clean Yard to Deprive Pests of Breeding Grounds
Mosquitoes and other summertime pests breed and multiply in stagnant bodies of water, like buckets of rainwater or still ponds. Keep your yard dry, clean, and clear of bodies of water where pests could breed. If you have a pond, use chemicals to keep it clean and install a filter to keep the pond clear of pests. Always dump buckets of freestanding water, perhaps in your garden, after a rainstorm.
Opt for a Screened Patio or Porch
Something like a screened patio allows the sounds, sights, and smells of nature inside while keeping mosquitoes outside. Screened patios are natural repellants because bugs can’t get through the nettings. You can furnish your patio with your favorite lounge chairs for comfort. Bring outdoors indoors with a potted herb garden on your patio!
Grow Citronella or Lemongrass as a Natural Repellant
Lemongrass and citronella are natural repellants to insects like mosquitoes. Grow these herbs wherever you sit for the summer. Or pepper the plants around your yard for protection from different pests. You can also make citronella candles to carry around as a natural preventative.
When it comes to mosquitoes and other summertime pests, it’s more about avoidance and prevention than anything else. You can happily, healthily enjoy summer while successfully keeping flying nuisances at bay.