There are numerous ways on how to get rid of mosquitoes to prevent you and your family from getting bitten by mosquitos and these are provided below.
Firstly, look at where they live and breed and arrange for it to be removed. Although it will not protect you against the mosquitos it will prevent them from breeding further and thus reduce any future populations of them.
You need to look at other areas around your property where stagnant water may be such as clogged rain gutters, puddles, open rubbish bins, potted plants, toys; children play equipment and anything else that may be able to collect a small amount of water.
Another thing you could do if you can not stop the mosquitos from breeding to keep them away from the area where you are.
This can be done by using citronella candles or other similar devices. You will even find that you are able to purchase an electronic mosquito repeller that emits a sound that they can hear and deters them from the area.
It is also advisable to use yellow lights rather than white ones in your garden, although they do not repel the mosquitos, they certainly do not attract them as normal white lights do.
If you are able to place a fan near where you are sitting outside as mosquitos dislike air that is moving. However, when inside the way to keep mosquitos out is by making sure you keep screen doors/windows closed (doors which close automatically are the best kind to have) and sure that they are correctly attached and sealed.
Protecting Yourself From Mosquito Bites
One way to prevent mosquito bites is to kill those that you do have. You can do this by using various types of pesticides.
Foggers are the ideal choice for killing mosquitos in the air where they are flying. While residual insecticides are the best alternative to put on bushes and shrubs where they will rest when inactive.
Some of these solutions may seem more permanent than others, you will probably find you have problems with mosquitos that have migrated back from areas that have been untreated near to your home, and the best way to avoid these problems is to set up a mosquito plan in your neighborhood (however, you may find them difficult to organize and maintain).
Another way of controlling mosquitos is by using an electronic bug zapper, but when using this method you have to worry about the effect such a piece of equipment will have on those harmless insects and other wildlife in the area.
You may find that many insects that are vital to the environment around your home will be killed when you are trying to exterminate mosquitos.
You should be aware that larger wildlife can also be inadvertently harmed by any pesticides that you have been using to deal with mosquitos.
The final option for helping to keep you and your family safe from mosquitos is to schedule a home assessment with your local pest control company to safely eliminate mosquitoes.