The Key to Reducing Flying Insects at Night
  1. The Key to Reducing Flying Insects at Night

FEBRUARY 01 2022 /

The Key to Reducing Flying Insects at Night

How To Keep Flying Insects Away At Night

Nobody likes bugs'and for good reason! They invade our privacy, look like scary little monsters, can carry diseases, and the list goes on. Learn how to reduce the amount of flying insects at night with these key considerations.

Which Flying Insects to Look For:

  • Flying beetles
  • Flying termites
  • Moths
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Net-winged insects
  • Grasshoppers
  • Cockroaches

How to Reduce Insects:

Lighting - By reducing the amount and/or changing the color of outside light, you can reduce the amount of insects you attract. Any kind of white light (including fluorescent or incandescent, mercury vapor, halogen, and LED) should not be used within 50 feet of a home. Instead, invest in yellow fluorescent or yellow LED lights to place around the outside of your home and in entryways. You can also consider mercury vapor lights and sodium vapor lights. Screens - Screen in your deck or porch if you really want to ensure that no creepy crawlies will get in your way. We would also recommend checking your screens on windows and doors to make sure that there aren't any loose corners or holes. Spraying - Get your yard and the outside of your house professionally sprayed for insects. This is the most effective way to prevent pests in open spaces. Garlic - Insects are like vampires. Spray a mixture of garlic powder and water on your lighting, plants, and lawn to get rid of them! Homemade Candles - Make your own bug repellent candles using water, lemons, rosemary, limes, and essential oils. This is an all-natural way to make sure those flying monsters don’t ruin your night. We get it. Pests are annoying and it is important to control them to avoid the damage they may cause to your home. Call Killingsworth Environmental and we will be more than happy to take care of your pest problems as soon as possible. Schedule a pest control service with us today!