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Natural, DIY, or Professional Mosquito Control

Aug 16, 2023

What Is The Most Effective Way to Reduce Mosquito Populations In Your Yard?

Natural Mosquito Control

When it comes to mosquito control, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Between natural mosquito repellents, DIY mosquito control products, and professional services, you may wonder whether professional mosquito control is worth the investment. 

However, one thing is for certain: those pesky pests have got to go! Aside from being annoying–buzzing around anytime you’re enjoying your time outside–mosquitoes are carriers of harmful illnesses that pose a health risk to your family and pets.


It’s time to reclaim your outdoor space. Here’s how popular mosquito control options stack up, and why professional mosquito control from Mosquito Hero is the most effective way to reduce mosquito populations in your yard!

Natural Mosquito Repellents

By incorporating plants with natural mosquito repelling qualities, like basil, lavender, marigolds, eucalyptus, and citronella into your garden (or by setting up some citronella scented lighting) you can give your outdoor space an extra mosquito repelling boost. Certain blends of the essential oils from natural mosquito repellents can also be used as alternatives to store-bought repellent sprays for hiking or spending time outside. However, it’s important to remember that mosquito repellents are not equal to mosquito control. 


Mouthwash, for example, can’t take the place of bug spray or a mosquito control product, despite containing natural mosquito-repelling ingredients like eucalyptol and menthol. It’s a common myth these days that pouring mouthwash across your lawn can keep mosquitoes at bay. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The repelling ingredients are not present in large enough quantities in a bottle of mouthwash to have a strong or long lasting effect.

While natural repellents do have some effect on mosquitoes, they are most effective when used in combination with professional control. This is because these natural repellents have quite a small scope. They cannot create a protective barrier around your property, prevent mosquito breeding, or reduce mosquito populations, like a professional mosquito control program with Mosquito Hero.

DIY Mosquito Control

Of course, you can also take the do-it-yourself approach. Mosquito control products are available at your local hardware store, but if you’re applying mosquito control products to your own yard, you’re missing a major component of successful mosquito control: expertise. 

When you’re working with chemical products, like store-bought mosquito control products, expertise is the vital difference that ensures your mosquito control is:


  1. Effective (in the short term and the long term)

  2. Safe (for people, pets, and non-target insects, including pollinators)

Professional Mosquito Control with Mosquito Hero

With professional mosquito control from Mosquito Hero, you get expert, monthly service from a trained and certified technician. By targeting mosquito hot spots, we’re able to tailor your mosquito treatments to your specific outdoor space, creating a barrier around your home that prevents mosquitoes for up to 30 days at a time. Monthly treatments continue the extermination cycle, giving you season-long protection.


Mosquito Hero practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests and pest-related damage through a combination of techniques. This means that we take the care to use safe, registered products in accordance with all government regulations, only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed and in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, beneficial and non-target organisms, and the environment. 


In other words: professional mosquito control from Mosquito Hero is the safest and most effective way to reduce mosquito populations in your yard. And if you are experiencing biting between monthly treatments, Mosquito Hero will happily re-treat your property for free. That’s our Mosquito Service Guarantee!

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