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The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

The sound of mosquitoes buzzing around your ears is annoying, but their bite is potentially dangerous to your health. Large populations of mosquitoes make it almost impossible to enjoy your outdoor space and activities.  Read below to discover the best ways to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.

5 Tips to Eliminate Mosquitoes:

1. Eliminate standing water

Adult mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and that’s where their larvae hatch. Empty all stagnant bodies of water you can, like any water that’s pooled in buckets, gutters, ditches, and pet bowls. Make sure to refresh the water in any birdbaths and check to see if your potted plants have enough drainage.

2. Keep your yard trim and tidy

Mosquitoes like to rest and settle in areas that are cool, damp, and dark. Taking care of your lawn more frequently can help reduce the areas mosquitoes enjoy living in. Manicure your lawn, trim trees and shrubs, and make sure your grass isn’t getting too tall. This will make your yard less hospitable to mosquitoes.

3. Plant natural deterrents

Repelling mosquitoes doesn’t have to be just practical—it can be pretty, too.  A natural mosquito control technique consists of planting natural deterrents that can spruce up your garden while keeping these prevalent pests away.

Consider planting the following flora to keep mosquitoes away and under control: Tulsi, Lavender, Marigolds, Lemon balm, Citronella, Basil, Garlic, Peppermint, Rosemary, Geraniums, and Sage.

4. Burn candles

Citronella candles are a long-time fan favorite for repelling mosquitoes. You can buy sizeable ones to place around your yard and ensure mosquitoes will keep their distance.

5. Hire a Professional

While you may find some measure of success with DIY mosquito control methods, if you’re dealing with tons of mosquitoes, you need to call in a professional mosquito control company. At LawnMart, we get rid of mosquitoes the right way. We perform our mosquito process six times each season, once every three weeks. We even offer two free service calls that can be used if bugs return prior to our next scheduled visit.


Michael Schäfer

President – LawnMart Inc.

Years of Experience: 31 Years

  • Land Class 1 and 3 Licenses Since 1993
  • Pest Control Operator License Since 1995
  • PIC Accredited Pest Technician Examiner Since 2004
  • Biting Flies Control License Since 2020

Michael Schäfer is President and Founder of LawnMart Inc. After training privately under Dr. Larry Whiddell of Ohio State University, he became a Lawn Technician at Barefoot Grass Lawn Services (1993) and leveled up to Tree/Shrub Care Manager before taking over all Canadian operations as Area Manager. In 1996, Michael founded LawnMart Inc., which has since grown into a multi-award-winning company that cares for thousands of lawns in the Golden Horseshoe area.