Effective methods of outdoor mosquito control include using misting systems that spray insecticides, citronella candles, or portable traps such as the mosquito magnet trap. Homeowners can keep mosquitoes outside by ensuring that doors, windows and porches have tight mesh screens.
Homeowners can program mosquito misting systems to release the insecticide pyrethrin at specific intervals. The mosquito magnet trap works around the clock to lure mosquitoes within an acre into it. Individuals can prevent mosquitoes from breeding on their properties by disposing of containers that collect and hold water and draining ditches, puddles and swampy areas. Irrigating lawns and gardens to prevent standing water is also helpful.