As if mosquitoes weren’t enough of a nuisance, property owners are now more concerned than ever about mosquito borne illnesses such as West Nile, Zika, Chikungunya. In response, SavATree offers a variety of treatments and cultural practices to proactively manage mosquito populations and create a healthy outdoor environment for people and pets.
Organic Mosquito Repellent
Garlic makes a powerful natural mosquito repellent. SavATree’s Organic Mosquito treatment uses a process that enhances the enzyme action occurring when garlic is crushed in order to maximize the natural mosquito repellent properties of the juice. When this organic mosquito repellent is absorbed by a plant, biochemical changes take place in its foliage that makes it unappealing to mosquitos. Remarkably, the mosquito management treatment is odorless to humans within minutes of application. The treatment repels mosquitos for up to 30 days.
Synthetic Organic Mosquito Treatment
For property owners requiring a longer term, more comprehensive mosquito repellent, SavATree’s Synthetic Organic Mosquito Treatment is the perfect choice. This treatment provides residual control for up to 2 months, and has the added benefit of also killing ants, spiders and other pests.
In addition to treatments, property owners can create a landscape that is inhospitable to mosquitos by taking the following steps:
- Plant herbs that are natural mosquito repellants. Citronella, basil, Marigold, Lavender, Catnip, Cedars (Thuja family), lemon balm and rosemary are a good start. Planting these herbs and flowers in portable potted planters, so they can be moved to the table when eating outside is helpful, as is planting them near doorways. Bonus: your yard will smell fantastic!
- Eliminate any standing water on the property, whenever possible, to interrupt the mosquito life cycle. Some items that should be monitored are: flower pots, birdbaths, pet water bowls, gutters, cans, and buckets. All swimming pools should be maintained properly to ensure they are not breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
- Check all window and door screens to ensure they are working correctly and are free from holes in order to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
- When spending extended periods of time outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to help protect from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and evening, so avoid being outside during these times of the day if possible.
- The use of an insect repellent applied to the skin or clothing will provide short- term protection against mosquito bites.