Mosquitoes can be a real nuisance, especially during the humid summer nights in Texas when they are most active. While keeping your property completely free of mosquitoes can be challenging, there are certain things that you can do to help deter them from making your property their home. One of the most efficient ways to keep mosquitoes off of your property is to remove any standing water. You should also remove any debris on your property because mosquitoes love hiding in things like leaf piles and clogged gutters. What's more, keeping your shrubs and grass trimmed nice and neat will help reduce the mosquito population on your property because mosquitoes love tall vegetation. While those methods can help deter mosquitoes from your property, the best way to reduce the mosquito population on your property is to schedule professional treatments.

1. Remove any standing water on your property.

A gross, stale pool of water with a mosquito sitting atop it near Austin, TX.

Mosquitoes live and breed where water is present. Ponds, bird baths, and pet water bowls are all things with standing water that mosquitoes love to be around. To help deter mosquitoes, you should remove the water from these areas or refresh the water frequently. Another thing you can do is add a bubbler to these areas to keep the water circulating, which will deter mosquitoes because they need standing water to breed.

2. Remove any debris build-up on your property.

A pile of debris lying on a lawn in Austin, TX.

Debris build-up around your property can be a hotspot for mosquitoes. Things such as leaf piles and clogged gutters are the perfect place for mosquitoes to gather because it provides them with refuge from the wind and these areas also can hold standing water, which mosquitoes will use to breed. By cleaning your gutters regularly and removing debris such as leaf piles from your lawn, you'll be taking away hiding spots from mosquitoes.

3. Be sure to keep your shrubs and grass trimmed.

A professional trimming a shrub near Austin, TX.

Long grass and overgrown shrubs are popular hiding spots for mosquitoes because it provides them with shelter and refuge from the wind. The more long vegetation you have on your property, the more attractive your property becomes to mosquitoes. By mowing your grass regularly and trimming your shrubs often, you can help prevent mosquitoes from making those areas their home.

4. The best way to reduce the mosquito population on your property is to schedule professional treatments.

A man is spraying a lawn with a mosquito control treatment near Austin, TX.

While all of the things we previously listed can help with your mosquito problem, there is no better way to reduce the mosquito population on your property than by scheduling professional treatments. Mosquitoes are one of the most persistent pests, and even if you're doing everything you can to control them, getting rid of them can be a tough job. Professionals use backpack foggers that will evenly distribute their mosquito control solution across your property.

When you schedule a mosquito control service, you can rest easy knowing that your property will be treated multiple times throughout mosquito season, so there will never be a lapse in coverage. What's more, the products that these companies use have been proven to eliminate mosquitoes, so you won't have to worry about whether the product will work or not.

The most relevant time for mosquito control treatments is any time the weather gets above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Give us a call to schedule our mosquito control treatments.

At Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest, our mosquito control treatments are administered throughout your entire property to ensure these pesky pests don't ruin your outdoor fun. We offer our service to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, TX, and surrounding areas. Call (512) 717-5071 to schedule our mosquito control treatments so you can take back your summer nights!