Mosquitoes need a couple of specific environments to live and breed in your yard. These include water to lay their eggs and a warm, dark place where they can hide during most daylight hours. Here are a few ways to team up with Mr. Mister to eliminate mosquito-prone areas.
A mosquito mist system is your best bet when it comes to 100% mosquito elimination. The system is installed much as a sprinkler system would be. Pipes are laid discreetly among your yard’s greenery. The pipes lead to nozzles that spray a fine mist of mosquito-killing spray. At set times, the mist is released to control the mosquito population in your yard.
We target the areas and times of day when and where mosquitoes are most active. When deciding where to place the mist system nozzles, we take into consideration areas with lots of shrubbery and shade. Mosquitoes thrive in moist, dark areas that provide protection from sun and breezes. They are often found in dense bushes and plants, under decks, and in damp, shady areas of your property. Placing the spray nozzles of your mosquito mist system in these areas kills mosquitoes that live there. It also keeps more mosquitoes from finding a safe haven in your yard.
Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. When installing your system, our knowledgeable technicians can pinpoint areas where standing water can collect in your yard. It is important to remove the water from these trouble spots. But it is also crucial to ensure that they won’t gather water in the future, especially after a rain. We also recommend keeping the grass in your yard cut short since mosquitoes love to hide in long grasses.
Mr. Mister usually designs your mosquito mist system around the perimeter of your yard. This layout helps deter mosquitoes, but our final recommendation is different for each customer. Every system layout is customized to the needs of our clients. We can also advise you of any specific suggestions we have to make your yard less inviting for mosquitoes.