Mosquito Repellent Richmond KY

Local resource for mosquito repellant in Richmond, KY. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to DEET repellent, citronella candles, aerosol insect repellent, and personal insect repellant, as well as advice and content on preventing mosquito-born diseases and preventing mosquito bites.

RICHMOND TERMITE & PEST
(859) 623-7811
3434 Old Kentucky Hwy 52
Richmond, KY
 
ADVANTAGE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL
(859) 623-0036
131 MILLIRONS ROAD
RICHMOND, KY
 
ROUND 1 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(859) 985-7355
187 Cedar Cliff Rd
Waco, KY
 
MADISON TERMITE INC
(859) 986-3757
456 Guynn Rd
Paint Lick, KY
 
ABSOLUTE PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(859) 272-3132
1172 KALONE WAY
LEXINGTON, KY
 
PRO TEC TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INCORPORATED
(859) 623-0776
1213 W MAIN ST APT 25
RICHMOND, KY
 
PREMIER PEST MANAGE & HOME
(859) 626-9600
500 Big Hill Ave
Richmond, KY
 
DANIEL CAIN EXTERMINATING
(859) 624-2894
PO Box 81
Waco, KY
 
INNOVATIVE PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(859) 271-8852
4750 Hartland Pkwy # 211
Lexington, KY
 
PESTCO EXTERMINATING
(859) 744-1139
118 Jefferson St
Winchester, KY
 

Mosquito Control | Avoid bites with mosquito repellent and control products

Avoid bites with mosquito repellent and control products

Mosquitoes are not just annoying insects, buzzing around the family barbecue in the early evening. These common pests can be dangerous - spreading diseases, some of which may be quite harmful and even fatal to humans. However, you can protect yourself from mosquitoes and the potential diseases they carry through a variety of mosquito control products and natural remedies that lead to insect protection.

Natural Mosquito Control

You can exhibit some mosquito control in your yard without applying a chemical mosquito repellent or buying a fancy mosquito control device. Make sure there are no standing water sources in your yard. This includes plastic swimming pools , bird baths and decorative fountains . If you have any of these items in your yard, change the water frequently — at least once a week. Standing water can also be found in gutters, eaves troughs or items left outside. Make sure gutters drain well, and bring in anything that collects water but doesn't need to be outside.

When planning your landscape design , consider planting marigolds. They are a natural insect repellent. Similarly, Thai lemon grass can be planted to repel mosquitoes, or the stalk can be applied directly to the skin to leave behind its oil, which is more effective than citronella. Oil of eucalyptus at 30 percent concentration has shown to be one of the most useful home remedies for mosquito control. It can act a natural mosquito repellent for up to two hours.

Mosquito Control Traps

One way to control the mosquito population in your area is by poisoning and killing the larvae. The chemical methoprene is commonly used to interfere with natural growth hormones in mosquitoes, preventing them from maturing. Methoprene is commercially available in a time-release briquette form, but it is toxic to other animals, as well.

Most mosquito control traps target the adults in the population. For instance, commercially available pheromone-based mosquito control devices are typically nontoxic and safe around children and animals. There are also propane-burning devices that emit carbon dioxide and a chemical attractant to draw in adult mosquitoes and capture them in a container, where they dehydrate and die.

A similar device doesn't use the propane, but does use the carbon dioxide, sugary scents and the pheromone attractant to collect females. These devices are available in cordless, rechargeable versions, but, in genera...

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