Do you want to enjoy your garden without mosquitoes? If their complete elimination is a sweet dream, it is nevertheless possible to do everything possible to limit their proliferation. With these few practical gestures performed regularly, you can say goodbye to swarms of insects and itching in the garden!
world mosquito day
August 20 is the world mosquito day. Far from the idea of celebrating this unpleasant insect in more ways than one, it is more a matter of raising awareness among the general public about malaria. In 1897, Ronald Ross discovered that this disease was transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes.
A garden without mosquitoes
If malaria is probably not invited to your garden, the fact remains that this insect is harmful in many ways, and especially to your peace of mind. Fortunately, it is possible to limit the proliferation of mosquitoes. The key to success is consistency. The two important actions are: elimination of breeding sites et clear wet parts. Here are the right things to do often:
1. Drain the standing water
- Remove containers and empty tarps. Indeed, thefemale mosquitoes lay eggs in water and 30 ml is enough for them! Also, store garden tools away from the rain (watering can, bucket, etc.).
2. Clean the water points
Regularly clean gutters, flat roofs, gutters and downspouts to ensure good water flow. Also install a mosquito net at the entrance of rainwater collectors to prevent mosquitoes from passing through.
3. Favor mosquito predators
The mosquito is the feast of many species of birds. Thus, to encourage their presence and them installation in the gardendesigns for bird houses. Also be sure to limit light pollution so you don’t disturb your nocturnal allies. Since the mosquito likes moist places, its main predators also inhabit these areas. Here is a non-exhaustive list: