*This article was written in part with Mosquito Squad. All opinions are my own.
Anyone that knows my girls know that they are not a fan of bugs or insects in any shape or form.
Even in the happiest place on earth, my girls found a way to have bugs sideline their fun.
See during one of recent trips to Disney, we were eating breakfast outdoors on the patio right outside the resort pool area. While eating Mickey Mouse waffles, a bumble bee decided to make itself known. Both my girls screamed something fierce. Plus, they ran for the hills or the closest door!
I managed to calm them and was about to take them back to our table. This is when a dragon fly flew right in their path. And the screaming and running picked up once again. Long story short, we finished our breakfast indoors after that display.
But see we can’t always curb our outdoor play here. Especially in the warmer months in our own neighborhood, specifically our own backyard. See finally this past week, spring has found us in our local neighborhood. So outdoor and backyard play has taken hold once again this year. I mean who doesn’t love outdoor play. And this again is the time of the year I love the best in our neighborhood for this.
But still bugs and mosquitos come with this outdoor play. So that is why I have brushed up on ways to help with bugs, specifically mosquitos in our own backyard.
Do you need mosquito help in your own backyard, too?
Then read on now to find out how to protect your backyard from mosquitos.
6 Ways to Mosquito Proof Your Backyard
1. Keep Water at Bay.
During warmer weather, water has a way of pooling or collecting in some areas or containers. In this way, you will want to tip over anything that may hold or collect water. These may include bird baths, play sets with tire swings and tree houses, too.
2. Get rid of any older foliage.
See any older planting yard materials are a haven for mosquitos to inhibit and even breed, too. These include clippings, leaves and trash. But do plant plants, such as garlic or marigolds that mosquitos at bay.
3. Don’t use tarps if you can help it.
Tarps help to cover certain items in the winter time to keep safe from the elements. But in the warmer weather, these can catch water, if not stretched taut. So, if possible don’t use during the warmer months.
4. Take care of your home and you, too.
Proper maintenance of your home can help keep mosquitos at bay. This includes cleaning out gutters, keeping lawn cut, as well as weed free. Plus, before even heading outdoors, use tree oil. Why? Because tree oil is healthy and healing for humans. But for insects is quite toxic. So, it helps reduce getting bit by mosquitos. Plus even if you do get bit, it helps provide immediate relief.
5. Work with your neighbors.
Whatever precautions you take, try to discuss with your neighbors. In this way, you keep them in the loop, but hopefully they can do similar, as well.
6. Treat your yard.
When in doubt, use professional grade mosquito treatments for your home and yard area. See using a barrier treatment at home truly reduces the need for using DEET containing bug spray on both humans and pets, too.
There you have it some much needed mosquito and bug relief for your backyard.
Plus win big now!
Thanks to Mosquito Squad, you can now enter the #ProtectMySquad contest through Friday, May 18.
All you have to do is post a photo or video to their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or contest landing page using the hashtag #protectmysquad, tagging Mosquito squad on the respective platform and share your zip code, too.
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Once entries close, Mosquito Squad will randomly select 100 winners from across the country and announce them on May 25th on social media. Winners will receive a full season of America’s #1 mosquito elimination solution – the original Mosquito Squad Protective Barrier Treatment.
*Additional contest details, full terms and conditions, as well as real time entries can be found HERE.