Tips and Tricks

Keep Mosquitoes Away with Strobert Tree Service


May 23, 2023


Summer is a time for outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. Still, pesky mosquitoes can quickly turn a pleasant experience into an itchy nightmare. Fortunately, residents of Delaware and Pennsylvania can now turn to Strobert Tree Service for effective mosquito control solutions. 


With our expertise in tree care and pest management, Strobert Tree Service offers a comprehensive approach to keeping mosquitoes at bay, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces fully without the nuisance and health risks associated with these bothersome insects. Say goodbye to mosquito bites and hello to mosquito-free bliss with Strobert Tree Service.


What’s the Buzz?


When it comes to mosquitoes in Delaware and Pennsylvania, several types are buzzing around. These pesky insects can damper your outdoor activities, so knowing what you’re up against is helpful. Here are some common types of mosquitoes you might encounter in Delaware and Pennsylvania:


  • Asian Tiger Mosquito: This aggressive daytime biter is known for its black and white striped pattern. It can transmit diseases like Zika and West Nile virus.
  • Eastern Treehole Mosquito: Found in wooded areas, these mosquitoes breed in tree holes and other small containers. They are active during the day and can transmit diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
  • Salt Marsh Mosquito: As the name suggests, these mosquitoes thrive in coastal marsh areas. They are most active at dusk and dawn and can transmit diseases like the Jamestown Canyon virus.
  • Common House Mosquito: This mosquito species is commonly found around residential areas. It prefers to bite during the evening and night and can transmit diseases like malaria and dengue fever.
  • Northern House Mosquito: Similar to the common house mosquito, this species is also found in residential areas. It is a known carrier of the West Nile virus.

You can do several things to keep mosquitoes away from your yard. Here are a few tips:


  • Eliminate standing water: Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it is essential to eliminate any sources of standing water around your yard. This includes things like birdbaths, old tires, and even flowerpots.
  • Remove debris: Mosquitoes also like to hide in debris, so removing any debris from your yard is essential. This includes things like leaves, branches, and firewood.
  • Plant mosquito-repelling plants: Several plants can help to repel mosquitoes. These include citronella, lavender, and marigolds.
  • Use insect repellent: When you are outside, be sure to use insect repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants: When outside, wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin from mosquito bites.
  • Screen your windows and doors: Screen your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home.
  • If you have a severe mosquito problem, consider hiring a professional mosquito control company. Strobert Tree Service is a leading mosquito control company in Delaware and Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of mosquito control services, including:
  • Mosquito spraying: We use a variety of mosquito-killing sprays to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.
  • Mosquito misting: We use a misting system to deliver mosquito-killing mist to hard-to-reach areas of your yard.
  • Mosquito larvicide treatment: We treat standing water around your yard with larvicide to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

We are committed to providing our customers with mosquito control services. We use the latest technology and techniques to get rid of mosquitoes quickly and effectively. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure you are getting the best possible service.


If you are tired of mosquitoes ruining your summer, contact Strobert Tree Service today for a free consultation. We will help you create a mosquito-free yard that you can enjoy all summer.


How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Bug Spray


While bug sprays are commonly used to repel these pesky insects, only some people want to rely on chemical-based solutions. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for alternative ways to keep mosquitoes away without bug spray.


Understanding Mosquito Behavior


Before diving into mosquito repellent alternatives, it’s essential to understand why mosquitoes are attracted to us in the first place. Female mosquitoes require blood meals to reproduce, and they are particularly drawn to carbon dioxide, body heat, and certain scents. Targeting these factors can disrupt their attraction and minimize their presence.


  1. Natural Mosquito Repellents
    Now let’s explore natural methods to repel mosquitoes without using bug spray. These alternatives have been proven effective and can provide you with some relief.

  2. Citronella Candles and Oil
    Citronella is a popular natural mosquito repellent derived from the essential oil of the citronella plant. Light citronella candles or use citronella oil in diffusers to create a protective barrier around your outdoor living spaces.
  3. Essential Oils
    Certain essential oils possess mosquito-repelling properties. A study published in the Journal of Vector Ecology found that oils such as lemon eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint can effectively repel mosquitoes. Dilute these oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and apply them to your skin as a natural repellent.
  4. Electric Fans
    Mosquitoes are weak flyers, and a gentle breeze can help keep them at bay. Positioning electric fans strategically in your outdoor areas can disrupt their flight and make it harder for them to land on you.

  5. Install Screens and Nets
    Keep mosquitoes out of your living spaces by installing window and door screens. When spending time outdoors, use mosquito nets over patio umbrellas, hammocks, or outdoor seating areas for added protection.


Keep mosquitoes out of your living spaces by installing window and door screens. When spending time outdoors, use mosquito nets over patio umbrellas, hammocks, or outdoor seating areas for added protection.


Here are some additional tips to help you keep mosquitoes away:


  • Drain gutters and downspouts: Mosquitoes can breed in even small amounts of water, so it is essential to drain gutters and downspouts regularly.
  • Seal cracks and holes in your home: Mosquitoes can enter your home through even small cracks and holes. Seal any cracks and holes with caulk or weather stripping.
  • Turn off outdoor lights at night: Mosquitoes are attracted to light, so turning off outdoor lights at night can help to reduce mosquito activity.
  • Keep your yard clean: Mosquitoes are attracted to dirty, cluttered yards. Keep your yard clean and free of debris to discourage mosquitoes.


By following these tips, you can help keep mosquitoes away from your yard and enjoy your summer without worrying about mosquito bites.


Leveraging Tree Care with Mosquito Care


Strobert Tree Service is the go-to solution for keeping mosquitoes at bay in Delaware. With their comprehensive mosquito control services, including effective treatments and preventive measures, we are dedicated to creating a mosquito-free environment for their clients. 


By leveraging our expertise in tree care and pest management, Strobert Tree Service ensures that you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without the nuisance and potential health risks associated with mosquitoes. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your outdoor experiences – trust Strobert Tree Service to keep them away and enjoy a mosquito-free Delaware.


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