Do you want to enjoy your garden without mosquitoes? If eradicating them completely is a sweet dream, it is however possible to do everything possible to limit their proliferation. With these few practical gestures carried out 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 than one respect, it is more a question of making the general public aware of the malaria. In 1897, Ronald Ross discovered that this disease was transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes.
A garden without mosquitoes
If malaria will probably not invite itself into your garden, the fact remains that this insect is harmful in many respects, and in particular for 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: eradicate spawning grounds and clean damp places. Here are the right things to do frequently:
1. Drain standing water
- Put the containers away and empty the 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 the gutters, flat roofs, gutters and drainage grids to ensure a good flow of water. Also install a mosquito net at the entrance of rainwater collectors so as not to let mosquitoes pass.
3. Favor mosquito predators
The mosquito is the feast of many species of birds. So, to encourage their presence and their installation in the garden, plan birdhouses. Also be sure to limit light pollution so as not to disturb your nocturnal allies. Since the mosquito likes damp places, its main predators also reside in these areas. Here is a non-exhaustive list :