Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes thrive and become very active as soon as heavy rains and midwest summer heat arrive in late May or early June. Have trouble keeping these pests away and need help immediately? Click here to schedule an appointment or call us at 816-444-2847. We’ve come up with five ideas below to help keep fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes away this Summer.

1. Treat Your Pets

If you have active pets like regular dog park visitors or a cat who roams the block during the day, we’d highly suggest regularly treating your dogs and cats for flea/tick/heartworm from May to September or even October. This website lists the top-rated flea and tick pills for dogs, or try this natural flea and tick spray for cats. These pills and sprays for your pets will kill fleas, flea eggs, and ticks and repel mosquitoes, too.

2. Identify And Eliminate Standing Water Areas

Our first suggestion for spring and summer mosquito control is to survey all yard space surrounding your home after heavy rain for any sign of the slightest flooded areas. Standing water spots are prime breeding zones for mosquitoes.

So, you’ll want to identify and eliminate those areas before the mosquitoes find them and begin breeding. Keep in mind that if you have a lot of vegetation in your backyard, you may have to combat higher populations of mosquitoes. If so, call us to provide chemical or natural mosquito control treatments. We will help to treat underneath the leaves of your vegetation each month during the high breeding season.

A log after heavy rain.

Pro Tip From Our Mosquito Exterminators:

  • For DIY spring mosquito control, apply More Soil To Patchy Areas That Are Prone To Flooding.
  • If you have a birdbath, buy a plug-in to keep the water moving or switch to one that self-drains and self-fills.

3. Tame Unruly Vegetation In Your Yard

Kansas City yards can get pretty lush in the spring and summer due to heavy rains followed by high heat patterns. Yes, we love the bright greenery, but these are the areas mosquitoes are most attracted to. Mosquitoes are attracted to CO2, water, and damp vegetation. If you can keep your vegetation to a minimum, or as trim and controlled as possible, you’ll lower the population of mosquitoes.

  • Consider experimenting with plants that repel mosquitoes

4. Experiment With Planting Five Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes:

  1. Basil
  2. Lavender
  3. Rosemary
  4. Marigold
  5. Catnip

5. Hire A Professional

If all else fails, we’re always here as a resource for you to keep those dreaded pests out of your yards, homes, and businesses! We offer multiple one-time and ongoing treatments for mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. See below:

Gunter Pest & Lawn's pricing plan for Mosquito Treatment

Did you know?

We’re one of few (potentially only) mosquito control companies in Kansas City to offer:

  1. An all-natural mosquito treatment option.
  2. A growth regulator mixed into our regular residual chemical stops mosquito breeding cycles from further production. Many companies just eliminate what’s there, right at that moment.

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