Since mosquitoes need standing water to store their eggs, eliminating areas of stagnant water in your backyard can greatly reduce mosquito populations.
At least every few days, scan your yard and drain water from all sorts of containers, including;
- Pool covers
- Air conditioner drip trays
- Plant pots
- Outdoor pet dishes
You can also avoid puddles in the lawn by filling extra soil, seed, or having your lawn aerated. Aeration relieves soil compaction, which will help stop puddles from forming after a heavy rain, giving mosquitoes one less place to lay their eggs.