Gateway Gazette 6.21.2019
Posted on Jun 21st, 2019
It is the time of year when mosquitos come out in full force. Unfortunately due to all the recent rain, they are really making their presence known around here.
Although it can feel like an uphill battle, we wanted to share some tips to combat these unfortunate pests.
Keep your grass cut short.
Keep trees, bushes, and other vegetation trimmed back on a regular basis.
Use crushed rock instead of mulch around flowers and garden beds.
Empty kiddie pools, birdbaths, watering cans, buckets, and pails every day.
Gather up toys, tools, tarps, and other items that collect rainwater.
Create a drainage line to effectively drain puddles.
Fix leaky fixtures, hoses, and faucets immediately.
Keep rain gutters free from clogs.
Direct rainwater away from your foundation.
Plant lemongrass, catnip, lavender, basil, citronella, and marigolds near-by.