Mosquito outbreaks generally follow rain events. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can also carry serious diseases. It’s best to try to prevent mosquitoes entering your home in the first place.
Follow this simple checklist to stop mosquitoes breeding on your property, and from entering your home and biting your family.
- Stop mosquitoes from breeding in your yard – mosquitos breed in water, even the smallest amounts. Stop the breeding cycle by emptying out anything holding water, such as pots, pot plant drip trays, blocked gutters, wheelbarrows, toys, bird baths and pets water bowls.
- Use insect sprays or repellents – fly sprays, plug-ins and coils are all great options for different areas around your home. And don’t forget repellent on your skin if you’re going outside, especially around dusk.
- Update your gardens with mosquito repelling plants such as citronella, rosemary, basil, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass and marigolds.
- Install or replace your screens. Fly screen gauze can deteriorate over time, allowing gaps for mosquitos to enter through. Update your old fly screens with newer, low maintenance options like stainless steel mesh or perforated aluminium. They not only stop insects, they also prevent falls from second storey windows, and those rated to Australian Standard 5039 stop intruders.
Contact your nearest dealer to start the process of screening your home, and beat the mosquitos before they hatch.