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How to get rid of mosquitoes in your summer cottage?

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Mosquito bites are not only an extremely unpleasant occurrence, but also a real test for comfortable spending time in the fresh air. They seem to deliberately select moments of family gatherings and work on the site in order to create additional inconvenience. Although not significantly painful, mosquito bites do cause an unpleasant itch, especially for allergy sufferers whose experience is complicated by swelling and long-term marks on the skin. Moreover, in rare cases, mosquitoes can transmit various infections, including malaria, encephalitis, and yellow fever.

There are many folk and household methods of mosquito control. “Aromatherapy” using the scents of coniferous plants, lemon, mint and herbs can repel mosquitoes. Sticky traps containing sugar or yeast attract mosquitoes, which either get stuck in the glue or suffocate.

There are also many products on the market in the form of repellents - lotions, sprays, tablets, plates, spirals, aerosols. They are effective in repelling mosquitoes, but their effect is limited in time and they are not a permanent solution to the problem.

There are more technologically advanced options such as electric repellers and fumigators, but these are also temporary measures. According to the experience of many, such purchases do not always bring the expected results.

However, it is encouraging that there is professional treatment of areas for mosquitoes. Pest control professionals can identify sources of mosquitoes and effectively eliminate insects using proven products. This treatment method appears to be significantly more effective than temporary measures such as aerosols, repellents and scarers.

What areas can be treated for mosquitoes?

Mosquito treatments can be carried out in a variety of locations to provide protection from these pesky insects. Here are some typical areas that need to be treated:

  1. Private houses and cottages:
    • Yard area: This includes treating lawns, flower beds, walkways, seating areas and other areas where people may spend time.
    • Garden plot: Treatment of areas near the house, fruit trees, vegetable beds and other parts of the site where mosquitoes can accumulate.
  2. City blocks and apartment buildings:
    • Public areas: Parks, squares, playgrounds, sports grounds and other public places where people spend their free time.
    • Local areas: Treatment of areas near entrances to apartment buildings, playgrounds, lawns and other areas accessible to residents of the building.
  3. Suburban areas and recreational areas:
    • Forest parks and lake shores: Treatment of natural areas where mosquitoes can be especially active.
    • Picnic areas: Recreational areas where people gather in nature.
  4. Industrial and office areas:
    • Treatment of areas around buildings: Includes surrounding areas, parking lots, alleys where employees can take breaks.
  5. Agricultural grounds:
    • Fields and farms: Particularly important for insect prevention in agriculture, where mosquitoes can affect the health of livestock and the quality of crops.
  6. Recreational facilities:
    • Camping and tourist spots: Territories for temporary residence and recreation, where mosquitoes can create particular inconvenience.

Treatment of these areas may involve the use of various methods such as insecticide spraying, traps, electric repellers and other means aimed at reducing the mosquito population and preventing mosquito activity in these areas.

Science-backed tricks to keep mosquitoes out of your yard

F.A.Q.

What natural remedies can be used to get rid of mosquitoes in the country?

To combat mosquitoes, you can use effective natural repellents such as essential oils of citrus fruits (lime, lemon, orange), tea tree, mint and lavender. You can also plant mosquito repellent plants such as lemon balm, red basil and citronella.

How to ensure protection from mosquitoes when relaxing at the dacha in the evening?

To protect against mosquitoes in the evening, it is recommended to use mosquito nets on windows and doors. It is also helpful to wear long clothing that covers most of the body and use mosquito repellents containing DEET or other repellents.

How to create conditions at the dacha to minimize the attractiveness for mosquitoes?

To reduce the attractiveness of your home to mosquitoes, you should avoid standing water, as it serves as an excellent breeding ground for mosquitoes. Clean ponds, rain drains and trays under flower pots regularly. Also trim grass and shrubs regularly to reduce hiding places for mosquitoes.

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