Preventing and Eliminating Mosquito Infestations

By Lizard

The unmistakable buzz of mosquitoes: a sound that strikes fear into the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Mosquito infestations can quickly turn a pleasant summer evening sour, leaving you with plenty of itching and irritation. 


Whether hiking on a local trail, visiting a nearby park, or even soaking up the sun in your backyard, a mosquito infestation is enough to ruin the mood. However, proof.’s here to offer practical strategies to combat challenging mosquito infestations and help you enjoy your lawn once again. 

Understanding Infestations

Mosquitoes thrive in standing water, preferring to lay their eggs in stagnant and bacteria-rich areas. Without regular yard and home maintenance, a mosquito infestation could spring up from clogged gutters, forgotten containers, bird baths, and even discarded toys. 


But it’s not just stagnant water that attracts mosquitoes. While these water sources are prime breeding grounds, mosquitoes flock to our yard for one simple reason: blood. Already thriving in warm and humid temperatures, the irresistible scent of carbon dioxide can bring these pests right to your doorstep. 


Seasonal patterns can also pinpoint when you could see a rise in mosquito activity. While they may seem like a summertime woe, mosquitoes can remain active year-round in milder climates. In sub-tropical areas like Florida, these pests are a constant problem.

Prevention Against Mosquito Infestations

Preventing mosquitoes isn’t easy, but these tips can help you control an infestation. 


Start by addressing areas of standing water in your yard. Because these are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes, draining or removing anything that can hold water for extended periods is vital. 


Check your gutters to ensure they’re draining correctly, and remove any blockages that may result in water accumulation. Clean up and drain out any overtrained containers, rainwater buckets, or old flower pots, as well. 


When standing water can’t be drained or removed easily, consider contacting proof. for targeted treatments. Our methods target mosquito larvae, disrupting their lifecycle and preventing the development of adult mosquitoes.


You can also minimize your exposure to mosquitoes by wearing light-colored clothing or using insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus when outdoors, especially during peak mosquito activity times at dawn and dusk. 


Window and door screens can keep mosquitoes out of your home, while mosquito netting can lend a hand around porches or patios. 

Natural Mosquito Control Methods

Here are some DIY solutions to consider if you’re up for a more hands-on approach to combat mosquito infestations. Keep in mind that while these methods can’t replace professional pest control, they can complement our treatments nicely.


Many people swear by mosquito-repelling plants as a natural solution. Citronella, lavender, marigolds, and basil are great options that help keep mosquitoes at bay. Plant them in your garden or place pots near outdoor living areas to create a natural barrier against these pesky insects.


Another alternative, especially if you have ponds or water features nearby, is introducing fish that feast on mosquito larvae. Species like gambusia or mosquito fish are known to have a voracious appetite for mosquito larvae, which can help keep mosquito populations in check around your property. Plus, it can even prevent your nearby water sources from becoming a mosquito breeding site!

Professional Mosquito Control Services

Professional mosquito control services offer an effective solution for those facing persistent mosquito infestations or seeking a hands-off approach to control. Pest control professionals have the knowledge, experience, and resources to tackle mosquito infestations head-on, providing homeowners with peace of mind and a pest-free environment.


During your initial visit, our technician thoroughly inspects your yard, meticulously identifying areas of pest activity and potential breeding or hiding spots for mosquitoes. We leave no stone unturned, checking places like standing water, tall grass, and weed patches, as even small water sources like bird feeders can attract swarms of mosquitoes. 


Following this inspection, your technician crafts a tailored mosquito pest control plan for your property and administers the first treatment.


After the initial visit, we’ll schedule monthly treatments to ensure the treatment plan stays efficient and ward off any burgeoning mosquito larvae. During these follow-up treatments, our technicians go the extra mile to:


  • Pinpoint any new standing water sources that could serve as breeding grounds and either remove or treat them with larvicide.
  • Identify any additional potential hiding spots, such as overgrown grass, so that you can take appropriate action.
  • Apply a fogging solution around your home and yard to tackle active adult pests.
  • Utilize larvicide to treat existing standing water sources, thereby preventing the emergence of new mosquito larvae.


We recommend signing up for our monthly mosquito control services to keep your home safe from mosquito infestations. Through regular treatments from April to October, you can protect your family during peak mosquito season and avoid scratching your way through the summer. 


If you’re interested in our top-notch mosquito services, contact us today! It’s never too early to plan for your mosquito-free backyard.

Call proof. pest control at 888-291-5333, or send us a message online.