Buzzing their way around your guests, mosquitoes can quickly put a damper on an otherwise relaxing evening on the patio with friends.  No one enjoys those itchy red bites, yet mosquitoes unfortunately are something that we’ve come to tolerate on warm summer nights.  What most people don’t know is that there are plenty of effective ways to get rid of those flying pests – without purchasing semi-effective citronella candles, or lathering on the bug spray.

1. Remove Standing Water

The still water in your birdbath or kiddie pool is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes – something you certainly want to avoid if you’re hoping to keep those buzzing pests out of your backyard.  Regularly refresh that water in order to limit mosquito-breeding opportunities.  Similarly, fill in sunken parts of your lawn and remove clogs from gutters.Remove Standing Water