With its ample rainfall, warm weather, and abundance of hatching spots, the Memphis area is a prime locale for mosquitoes. It’s time to mount a counter attack and reclaim your yard from mosquitoes. Foundation Pest Control offers two forms of mosquito protection to fit your needs and budget.
Mosquito Treatment Options
Mosquito Seasonal Program
Our Seasonal Mosquito Protection is a monthly service performed March through October during the height of mosquito activity. This plant friendly process is used on bushes and shrubs, trees and other surfaces around your home where mosquitoes are most likely to land. Priced at less than $2/day for most yards, why not try this safe, affordable solution to your mosquito problems today!?
Mosquito Mist Systems
Looking for a more permanent solution to mosquitoes? Foundation Pest Control can also customize, install, and maintain a Mosquito Mist System for your yard. These systems consist of a single tank, motorized pump, and computerized timer along with tubing and spray nozzles which are installed around the perimeter of your yard (or a defined area within the yard). 2 – 8 times a day, the system emits a mist that reduces the mosquito population thus making your yard a more enjoyable outdoor environment.
How to Keep Mosquitoes From Killing Your Outdoor Fun
Planning a backyard bash, or just want to kick back in the great outdoors for a few? Chances are, you’ll be a target for mosquitoes. Even well-maintained yards can be hotbeds for mosquitoes. While it’s tough to avoid a bite or two especially during the warmer months, there are plenty of ways to mosquito-proof your outdoor space, and keep these pesky bugs at bay.
#1. Make Sure There’s No Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water — and, here, larvae live and grow. It’s infinitely easier to eliminate the standing water than to try and combat mosquitoes once they emerge. By the time an adult mosquito comes out of the standing water, your only options are airborne sprays.
#2. Make Sure Your Lighting ISN’T Attracting Mosquitoes
Certain lights attract mosquitoes — not ideal. Mosquitoes are naturally drawn to UV lights, which are very common in outdoor artificial lighting. However, mosquitoes can’t see red or yellow lights. For that reason, many people put yellow lights outside to keep mosquitoes at bay.
#3. Grow Garlic in Your Yard
Garlic has long been used as a natural mosquito repellent. While experts are divided on why garlic is so effective, many believe the allicin garlic releases is harmful to mosquitoes, and they’ve evolved to avoid it. Others think it’s, simply, the strong smell which overwhelms mosquitoes and keeps them away.
Growing garlic is a great way to keep mosquitoes away. Even better, mince some of your home-grown garlic and mix with mineral oil then let sit for 24 hours. After that, mix with two cups of water and one teaspoon of lemon juice for a natural mosquito repellent.
#4. Screen or Cover Outdoor Spaces
One of the more surefire ways to keep mosquitoes away? Screen in outdoor areas. If you can’t or don’t want to, check out some of the more modern mosquito curtains and netting. Not only is it completely functional, but it’s been reimagined for today’s backyards and outdoor spaces — in other words, it’s fresh, stylish and perfect for your space.
#5. Call the Pros
Still struggling with mosquitoes? Call the pros at Foundation Pest Control. With natural, cutting-edge repellents, Foundation delivers the solutions you need fast — most treatments eliminate mosquitoes in just two to three weeks. And with safe ingredients, your kids and pets can continue using the space during treatments, ensuring you get the most out of your yard all season long.
Our four-step process baits, eliminates and collapses mosquito populations in your outdoor space. From there, we’ll integrate monthly treatments and maintenance to ensure you’re safe and protected from these pesky bugs.