How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Backyard

Now that summer is right around the corner, it’s time to prepare your home for carefree family fun in the sun. As you start planning your backyard adventures, remember that mosquitoes can quickly put a damper on your activities and compromise your home’s healthy environment.

Standing water creates a breeding environment for mosquitoes. These tips from Amerimax can help keep your home safe.

Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts

Gutters that are full of leaves and debris will hold water in which mosquitoes can thrive. Either routinely clean your gutters or call a professional to help. You can also install gutter guards, ensuring the gutters stay debris free long-term.

Eliminate standing water in the yard

Water in a yard attracts mosquitoes. The first step to eliminate this threat is to get the water moving. A quick and easy solution is to install a flexible above-ground water drainage system that connects to your downspout and drains water away from your flower beds and yard.  Another option is to install an underground water drainage system or French Drain. Both systems are simple solutions and have long-lasting benefits. Both types of water drainage systems are available from Amerimax, and they are compact, easy to transport home and easy to work with. They’re extremely durable, will curve/bend around obstacles and can be installed pretty quickly. Click here to learn about these products.

By removing standing water from your gutters and yard, you will create a safe environment for your family to fully enjoy. Visit our How-To Center for DIY instructions, and select Find A Retailer to get your project started. Also checkout the article from the CDC on Mosquitoes and standing water.