How to Trap Mosquitoes and Stop them from Ruining Your Outdoor Fun

Can Fans Help Keep Mosquitoes Away?

How to Trap Mosquitoes and Stop them from Ruining Your Outdoor Fun

Mosquitoes might be one of the most annoying pests of the summer – or any time of the year when it’s warm enough. These buzzing, relentless, blood-sucking insects seem to home in on you wherever you go, ruining countless outdoor activities and often leaving you with itchy, irritating bites as a reminder of their presence.

There are several household remedies and do-it-yourself tricks that can help repel mosquitoes. One such trick is using a simple fan. Do fans actually work to repel mosquitoes? Find out more about this seemingly easy fix and learn why calling a professional might be the best course of action.

Does a Fan Actually Work?

The short answer is yes, fans can actually work to help deter mosquitoes. According to research, the speed of the fan can help deter mosquitoes, which are naturally weak fliers. Another reason for the fan’s effectiveness is the fact that it disperses carbon dioxide and other chemical cues and odors that mosquitoes use to locate hosts for feeding.

While this seems a convenient solution, and it may work well for the occasional barbecue or outdoor gathering, it’s not exactly practical. The best solution for mosquito control is a permanent one.

Related > Not Your Normal BBQ Safety Tips

What Else Can Help Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Looking for a more effective solution to your mosquito problem? These prevention tips can help you ensure that mosquitoes get your yard and stay out:

  • Remove standing water from puddles, buckets and other sources, and be sure to change water in bird baths or pet bowls regularly, at least every 5-7 days. Mosquitoes can use this water to lay their eggs and serve as suitable harborage where mosquito larvae and pupae develop to adulthood.
  • Keep your gutters clean to eliminate debris, which can lead to standing water.
  • Make sure pools and water features are not stagnant, are properly maintained and free of weeds.

Risks Associated with Mosquitoes

Other than the simple fact that they’re a nuisance to families trying to enjoy the outdoors, there are a number of reasons why you’d want to keep mosquitoes your yard. First, it’s common knowledge that they can carry pathogens that may cause diseases West Nile. Additionally, they can carry and transmit parasites that may cause heartworms in dogs.

Second, their bites can result in itching and welts. Heat, sweat, dark-colored clothing and the CO2 that mammals exhale when breathing may attract mosquitoes. Using a repellent that’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help prevent mosquito bites.

Call the Mosquito Control Professionals

Of course, attempting DIY mosquito control methods is not recommended. These are often ineffective and can wind up costing you more money and causing frustration.

Mosquitoes are prolific breeders that can lay thousands of eggs in a matter of weeks, and while traps might help kill the adult mosquitoes, they won’t eliminate their eggs.

Additionally, while you may try your best to eliminate breeding grounds on your property, that doesn’t mean your neighbors have done the same.

For effective mosquito control, contact the professionals at Terminix®. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to help rid your yard of mosquitoes so you can enjoy the outdoors all spring and summer long.

Next > How to Help Get Rid of Mosquitoes Inside the House and Out


Lawn Care in Johnstown

How to Trap Mosquitoes and Stop them from Ruining Your Outdoor Fun

Having a beautiful, properly-taken-care-of yard is any homeowner’s dream. After all, it is the first aspect of your home someone sees! Our lawn care technicians know exactly what it takes to achieve a healthy, happy lawn in Colorado's variable climate.

In fact, American Turf & Tree Care has been the most trusted name for lawn care in Johnstown for over 30 years! We're guaranteed to identify why your grass isn't growing, what diseases plague your yard, and to repair all damage in order to bring your lawn back to health!

Jump to a Service

  • Lawn Care
  • Weed Control
  • Tree Service
  • Liquid Aeration
  • Mosquito Control

Our 5-Star Lawn Care Program

At American Turf & Tree Care, we’re pretty straightforward when it comes to our lawn care in Johnstown.

That way, when you call for your free estimate, you know exactly what you’re getting and how much it’s going to cost. We believe in upfront, affordable pricing, and 5-star results.

Our technicians do this by providing year-round lawn care in Johnstown in order to bring you the best results for your lawn.

Our lawn care in Johnstown include the following:

  • Slow-release fertilizer
  • Blanket and spot spray insect control
  • Pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control
  • Iron for vibrant color
  • Lawn disease identification & repair
  • And much more!

Receive $25 off your first lawn care treatment today!

Organic Treatments for a Safer Environment 

Johnstown is a gorgeous place to live — and we want to keep it that way! That's why American Turf & Tree Care is proud to offer our Organic Nutrition option.

With fewer herbicides and pesticides, our organic lawn care program is designed to pack a punch for the health of your lawn with little-to-no impact on the environment.

We use beneficial microbes and disease-fighting fungi instead of synthetic fertilizers or chemical treatments, so you can rest easy knowing you're getting a healthy lawn without causing damage to the health of our community. 

The Best Lawn Care in Johnstown — Guaranteed!

Getting a great lawn shouldn't be a hassle. Whether you are setting up an appointment with our friendly office staff or communicating with our highly trained and skilled lawn care technicians, you can rely on our unbeatable customer service.

You can also rely on our 100% guarantee — if you're unhappy with your lawn after an appointment, we will re-service at no additional cost to you! With lawn care from American Turf & Tree Care on your side, your grass is guaranteed to become the envy of the neighborhood.

Get the yard you've always dreamed of — without lifting a finger. 

Get a free lawn care quote today!

Tree Service in Johnstown

What does your curb appeal say about your home? Let your landscape do the talking! American Turf & Tree Care will protect your biggest investment with professional tree service in Johnstown. Our highly trained professionals start by inspecting your property to identify potential issues.

Then, we develop a customized tree service program, tailored to the exact needs of your landscape.

Our talented team has over three decades of experience providing tree service in Johnstown, keeping disease, insect infestations, and winter wear and tear from damaging trees and shrubs.

With our tree service in Johnstown, you'll benefit from:

  • Seasonal fertilization 
  • Dormant oil sprays in spring and winter
  • Protection from Iron Chlorosis & other tree diseases 
  • Emerald Ash Borer Protection
  • Fruit sprays
  • Winter tree service
  • Anti desiccant spray
  • And more!

Find out how to get a FREE tree fertilization application!

Protect Your Trees from Winter Damage

As the warmer weather begins, you may start to notice the damaging effects of the harsh winter weather. Your trees and shrubs are more than ly dehydrated — especially your pine trees.

Our technicians will work in the warmer months to repair winter damage, know that our winter tree service program prevents damage in the first place! Completed in the fall, our winter tree service program uses an anti desiccant spray to keep your plants naturally hydrated during the colder months. Have questions? Give us a call at 970-352-7711 today for winter tree service in Johnstown!

Weed Control in Johnstown

Weeds germinate fast, and they can quickly spread across your lawn before you realize you have a problem. This is why it’s not only important to act fast when you see weeds, but to also take preventative measures in order to maintain a healthy lawn. 

Our Johnstown weed control services get to the root of the problem by killing off your weeds fast. We use only 100% safe products so your family, pets, and the environment won’t be harmed while we work. Our weed control program will destroy weeds and protect them from coming back in areas such as:

  • Grass
  • Shrubs
  • Flower beds
  • Trees
  • In mulch and dirt
  • And more!

Quick & Effective Treatments

There’s a reason why our customers in Johnstown have been so happy with our vegetation and weed control services over the last three decades — they work well, and fast! Our weed control program takes place at the end of winter, preventing weeds from popping up in your lawn or beds throughout the entire growing season. We rely on granular pre-emergent formulas to prevent weed germination and regrowth, and our team stays up-to-date on the latest methods and products to keep your lawn fortified against weeds. Best of all, our treatments are 100% safe to apply everywhere weeds are an issue.

Our formulas protect your landscape against:

  • Grassy weeds, crabgrass, goose grass, and yellow foxtail
  • Broadleaf weeds, thistle, dandelions, and clover
  • Warm-season and cold-season weeds
  • Annual and perennial weeds

Schedule your service today!

Liquid Aeration in Johnstown

The summer can take a toll on your lawn. From foot traffic to high heat to mowing and watering, your lawn might begin to get worn down as the year progresses— your soil gets compacted and the turf becomes lackluster.

At American Turf and Tree Care, we offer liquid aeration in Johnstown that can help perk up your lawn from the inside out.

As a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience providing liquid aeration in Johnstown, we’ll help you get the lush, thriving lawn you deserve.

Strengthen Your Lawn’s Foundation

When you treat your lawn to liquid aeration in the fall, you’ll be fortifying your turf for the winter and cultivating a beautiful lawn for the spring.

Johnstown liquid aeration allows important nutrients, water, and sunlight to penetrate down to your lawn’s roots, strengthening your grass and making it lush and vibrant.

Liquid aeration in Johnstown provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Stronger roots
  • No sprinkler damage or heavy equipment
  • A better alternative to core aeration 
  • No heavy equipment
  • And more!


Mosquito Control in Johnstown

Colorado has so much to offer, from beautiful hiking summits to scenic waterfalls. Even when you're not scaling mountains and exploring canyons, you deserve to enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado in your own backyard. 

Don't let mosquitoes trap you and your family indoors this summer. The technicians at American Turf & Tree Care are experts at eliminating and preventing mosquitoes, using only the most effective and safe products available. With our mosquito control in Johnstown, say goodbye to itchy bites and frustration, and hello to the peaceful, welcoming backyard you deserve.

Get a free quote today!

Fast Service and Results

Mosquito control is only effective if you can get to the root of the problem. That's why our treatment program goes beyond just attacking mosquitoes that have already taken over your yard — but also stopping mosquito infestations before they happen. 

Our technicians are trained to identify and disrupt potential breeding grounds on your property. Our mosquito control in Johnstown includes: 

  • Treatments that targets areas where mosquitoes live and breed
  • Four monthly visits in June, July, August, and September
  • Products that are safe for children, pets, and the environment
  • A mosquito-free backyard to enjoy all summer long 

Family and Pet-Safe Protection

Our goal is to eliminate and prevent mosquitoes around your home, but our top priority is ensuring that you and your loved ones are safe. Our treatments are tough on mosquitoes, but gentle for your family and pets, so you can rest easy and enjoy your backyard without fear. Contact us today at 970-352-7711 for professional mosquito control in Johnstown!



How to Trap Mosquitoes and Stop them from Ruining Your Outdoor Fun

No single solution works everywhere, but a combination of different ones will get rid of mosquitoes, or keep them from biting you, wherever you are. After reading and talking to people about what to do, I put together this collection of reviews and articles you won’t find anywhere else.

There are comparisons of mosquito traps and tips on the best way to use them, information on other ways to exterminate or repel mosquitoes, articles about mosquitoes’ life cycle – because they’re fun to study when you’re no longer swatting them – and there’s even a little section on whether we ought to save them. The surprising answer: Scientists say the ecosystem actually doesn’t need them. So you can get rid of them without guilt.

Mosquito traps fool skeeters into thinking they’ll find blood

A mosquito trap lures adult mosquitoes using eco-friendly techniques that mimic a mammal’s breath, then sucks them in with a fan to a container where they die naturally. The idea is brilliant, since it targets female mosquitoes while they’re still looking for blood, before they can lay eggs, so it breaks the breeding cycle.

But these traps have a reputation for breaking down, and some cost more to buy and operate than others. They all need to produce carbon dioxide to mimic what we exhale, but some make it with propane, while others use carbon dioxide directly. Read how they work, and find out which brands and models are reliable at controlling mosquitoes.

Natural enemies keep the population under control

Natural predators attack both adults and larvae. Some of the ones you may have heard of, purple martins or bats, don’t feed on mosquitoes as much as people claim. Surprisingly, the smallest ones, that you can’t even see, do the job best.

Learn more about natural mosquito control solutions on our website, including information on Bti, the best and safest natural “predator” to kill larvae that we’ve found so far, and how you can use it to stop the larvae living in your water with Mosquito Dunks. There’s also an article on the future of natural mosquito control, as well as other current but controversial methods such as methoprene, an insect growth hormone, and the little fish called Gambusia.

Bug-resistant clothes or netting work anytime, anywhere

Whether you’re an ultra-light backpacker or an avid fisher or gardener, netting is a sure-fire way to keep mosquitoes off while you enjoy the outdoors. There are clothes, hammocks and sleeping bags to protect you day and night.

Screened tents let in cool breezes while keeping out skeeters and black flies. Choose between light-weight ones that pop up fast, or roomy ones big enough for a family.

Looking for something bigger? A large back-yard screen shelter can set up fast and cover a picnic table, or be more permanent and stay up all summer. Or if you just want to relax around a patio table without swatting all evening, an inexpensive umbrella net makes use of what you already have to create a mosquito-free haven.

Mosquito facts, trivia and more

Have you noticed mosquitoes with black and white stripes, out trying to bite you in the daytime? You probably saw one of the Asian tiger mosquitoes, which have become an invasive species in the United States.

Do you know where mosquitoes go in the winter? Why they buzz? It’s not just the sound of their wings beating against the air. Maybe you’ve wondered whether climate change will make them better or worse, or whether they sleep.

There are lots of facts to satisfy your curiosity, even including some about what mosquitoes are good for (not much!).

I hope you enjoy your visit!