Mosquito Control for the Yard, Garden and Pond

Ben HenryMay 17, '20
Mosquito Control for the Yard, Garden and Pond

Mosquitoes can be a nuisance: their whine is irritating and their bites are itchy. But mosquitoes can also be dangerous: many carry nasty diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika Virus and Equine Encephalitis, as well as dog and cat Heartworm Disease. In years when we receive above average rainfall, mosquito populations are higher than usual.

Adult mosquitoes live for approximately 4–8 weeks. The female needs a blood meal to produce eggs—up to several hundred eggs every time! Eggs are laid in or around water, and hatch into wrigglers” within 24–48 hours. Wrigglers occur in any kind of water that is stagnant or slow moving for over a week. Within 7–10 days, the wriggler changes into a pupae then emerges as an adult biting mosquito.

Pesche’s Garden Center carries a wide assortment of products to repel annoying mosquitoes and biting insects. Take back your yard and protect your family and friends with these convenient, easy-to-use products.

Fight mosquitoes on your property

Standing water provides a place for mosquitoes to lay eggs and reproduce. Drain standing water at least once a week to eliminate possible egg–laying sites.

Don’t forget to check these commonly overlooked areas:

  • Bird baths
  • Pot saucers
  • Wading pools and children’s toys
  • Ditches
  • Old tires
  • Cemetery urns
  • Plastic covers
  • Gutters and at the bottom of downspouts
  • Any other place water collects.

Yard and garden mosquito control

These are just a few of the yard and garden mosquito control products available at Pesche’s:

  • Bonide Mosquito Beater Repellents
  • Bonide Mosquito Beater Yard Fog
  • St. Gabriel Organics Mosquito & Tick Repellent
  • Summit Mosquito Bits

Pond and Birdbath–Safe Mosquito Control

For pond, fountain, and birdbath mosquito control, choose from these fish and wildlife safe products:

  • Bonide WSP (Water Soluble Pouches) Mosquito Dunks
  • Summit Mosquito Dunks


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