Misting: Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Backyard Oasis

mosquito bite prevention tips

What would make spending time at home in quarantine worse? Mosquitoes!

Unfortunately, mosquitoes thrive in Southwest Florida’s warm, humid climate – not to mention the rainy season!

Don’t let the annoyance of pesky mosquitoes ruin your backyard oasis. At Coastal Lawn and Pest, we want to share the best ways to rid yourself of mosquitoes all year round.

Lasting Solution: Mosquito Misting System

Mosquito misting systems are one way to seriously wage war against mosquitoes on your property. Mosquito misting systems work similarly to an irrigation system. They are automated and timed to dispense a fine mist of planned doses of an all-natural insecticide around your property. The mist will come from nozzles that are connected via tubbing that is set around the perimeter of your yard and landscaping. With 2 or 3 automated sprays a day, you will kill mosquitoes, no-see-ums and other biting pests on your property. With mosquito misting systems, you will be saved from the hassle of having to buy mosquito repellent and products that aren’t as effective as a misting system. A mosquito misting system is always on guard at all hours of the day to provide you and your family with mosquito-free summer fun!

Backpack Fogging Systems

Backpack mosquito fogging systems can provide temporary relief from mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other pests. Backpack fogging will usually last a few weeks and will reduce the number of pests invading your yard. When done professionally, technicians will know where to apply the fog to get the best result. If you want lasting protection, you may need multiple monthly backpack mosquito fogging applications.

Helpful Tips to Keep Mosquitoes Under Control

Get Rid of Stagnant Water

Mosquitoes can lay hundreds of eggs in a very small amount of standing water. Stagnant water not only creates a breeding area for mosquitoes, but it can also cause issues for your landscaping. With a proper drainage system, you will be able to keep water from accumulating in your yard and also save yourself from overwatering damage.

Grow the Garden

Specific plants are an added defense against mosquitoes. The experts at Coastal Lawn and Pest can help spruce up your landscaping with mosquito repellant plants without making it seem obvious that they have a distinct purpose!
Here are a few plants that will keep mosquitoes at bay with their scents and oils:

  • Citronella Grass
  • Basil
  • Marigolds
  • Catnip
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Scented Geraniums
  • Bee Balm (You’ll also get beautiful butterflies!)
  • Floss Flower
  • Sage

Importance of Mosquito Misting

Mosquitoes and their bites aren’t just annoying. Mosquitoes can carry encephalitis and the Zika and West Nile viruses. Infected mosquitoes can even be blamed for heartworm in dogs. Because mosquitoes can be a health concern, please take mosquito control seriously.
Contact Coastal Lawn and Pest to discuss our affordable naturally organic mosquito misting system or our other mosquito preventative measures. We want to make sure you and your family are protected from mosquitoes all year long.