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3 Important Backyard Mosquito Control Tips For Memphis Homeowners

If you’re dealing with mosquitoes in your Memphis backyard, you likely want to know what you can do to deal with them. These blood-sucking pests can obviously put a major damper on time spent outside. After all, mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can actually pose a threat due to their ability to carry and transmit deadly viruses like Zika and West Nile.

For that reason, you want mosquito control that really works. You don’t want to trust your or your family’s safety to a product or service that isn’t going to get great results. But you also want to have a good understanding of what you’re investing in before making any decisions.

To help you feel safer, we’re talking about some of our best tips on how to control mosquitoes.

Important Backyard Mosquito Control Tips

When you’re up against a fight with mosquitoes, it can feel like they’re unstoppable. These pests are persistent and can be very frustrating to Memphis homeowners. But the good news is that there are solutions that can start to reduce the mosquito population on your property.

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Here are some of our best mosquito control tips.

1. Get Rid of Standing Water

One of the best things that you can do to implement better mosquito control on your property is to get rid of areas of standing water. Standing water serves as a breeding site for mosquitoes, so going through your yard and looking for areas where water might be collecting will make a big difference.

Here are just some areas that become common mosquito breeding grounds.

  • Clogged gutters
  • Wheelbarrows or buckets left in the yard
  • Children’s toys
  • Kiddie pools
  • Tarps (such as covering a woodpile)
  • Pool covers
  • Un-used flower pots
  • Low spots in the yard or hardscape areas

Obviously, some of these issues could be easier to fix than others.

If it’s a matter of water collecting in an item left in the yard, that is easy to dump. But if you have a low spot in your yard that is constantly causing pooling water, you could need a landscape solution like grading.

If you’re comfortable cleaning out your gutters on your own, that’s definitely another helpful endeavor. Gutters that are clogged with leaves and other debris end up being prime spots for mosquitoes.

We also know that some areas of standing water, like birdbaths, can’t just be dumped out. When warranted, Master Lawn will use a product for killing mosquitoes in these specific areas.

2. Keep Your Property Groomed

When you think about keeping your property well-groomed you probably think about it in terms of aesthetics. There’s no doubt a nicely groomed property looks better.

But there are functional benefits, too, and one of them is reducing your mosquito population!

lawn being mowed by professional landscape maintenance company

Two of the key recommendations we have for better mosquito control would be to keep your lawn regularly mowed and to keep your trees and shrubs trimmed. The trees and shrubs around your property, in particular, tend to be mosquito hang-out zones. That’s because mosquitoes are not strong fliers and stop frequently to rest.

When they do take a break from flying, they’re typically landing in your trees and shrubs.

landscape maintenance team trimming shrubs

Keeping your trees and shrubs properly trimmed and preventing limbs from hanging over your own hang-out spots (like patios and decks) can help to make a difference. Mosquitoes really don’t like being out in the open (or in the sun), so they’ll typically find places to hide when they aren’t in active search for a blood meal.

3. Choose Professional Mosquito Control for Your Yard

If you’re serious about backyard mosquito control, then you should also plan to invest in professional services.

landscape technician sprays for mosquitoes

Eliminating standing water and cleaning up your yard are definitely two cultural recommendations that you should follow through on. But we also recommend having your yard professionally treated.
When it comes to choosing a mosquito control service in Memphis, you have options. One conundrum that homeowners often find themselves in is choosing between organic and non-organic options.

At Master Lawn, we use professional-grade mosquito control and we can attest to the fact that it works thanks to having many seasons of happy customers under our belt. Our mosquito control is very effective at diminishing the mosquito population around your property.

technician sprays for mosquitoes

There are a few key reasons why our mosquito control program works so well. Here’s a quick summary.

  • An optimal number of visits: We have pinpointed the ideal number of visits required to ensure that your property doesn’t go a long period of time without being protected against mosquitoes. People are often surprised to learn that there are multiple generations of mosquitoes throughout the mosquito season. That’s why it’s not enough to just treat your property one or two times. And because of our milder temperatures, the mosquito season here in Memphis does tend to be fairly drawn out.
  • Professional products: While they certainly do sell mosquito treatments and sprays at the hardware store, it doesn’t stand up to a professional-grade product. At Master Lawn, our high-quality mosquito control products work incredibly well at controlling these pests.
  • Highly trained technicians: Along with a high-quality product, we’re also employing highly trained technicians to apply it. Our pest control technicians are expertly trained to take a customized approach to each property and its exact needs. We are identifying and targeting prime mosquito habitats around your Memphis property.

Get Back to Enjoying Your Memphis Property

We understand that warmer weather means wanting to spend more time outside. You shouldn’t have to feel like you are taking a risk simply by spending time in your yard.

By implementing mosquito control for your yard, you can reduce your risk and feel better about being outside.

At the end of the day, it boils down to peace of mind. You want to feel confident that you are doing everything you can to protect your family and enjoy your time outdoors.

Ready to say goodbye to mosquitoes at your Tennessee or Northern Mississippi home? Talk to an expert, learn more about our organic mosquito control program to one of our 3 lawn care programs, and become the master of your lawn.

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Michael Hatcher

Michael Hatcher is president of Michael Hatcher & Associates.

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