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How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes This Summer

Mosquitoes are super annoying. And, not only that, mosquitoes can spread diseases like the Zika Virus or malaria. Because of this, mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous animals on Earth. Don’t let mosquitoes made your summer in Salem and Portland, OR non-existent, do everything you can to get ride of them this summer.

How to exterminate mosquitoes

It is impossible to completely eradicate mosquitoes. However, there are a few steps that you can take that will mostly get rid of them this summer. The following tips explain the best solutions to your Portland and Salem mosquito problem.

Remove all standing water

Standing water attracts mosquitoes because they lay their eggs in it. You do not what to host a mosquito-making factory, which is why it is important to remove all standing water. Standing water includes any type of water that does not move. You may also want to ask your neighbors to dump out their standing water as well. Doing this step as a united front is important for removing mosquitoes from your entire neighborhood.

Use mosquito repelling plants

Citronella, lavender, basil, lemon balm, and marigolds are all natural, mosquito repelling plants. If you add them to your landscaping, your yard will be much less appealing to mosquitoes. Plus, most of the plants listed above smell amazing to humans, and many can be used in cooking as well. Therefore, if you want both mosquito repelling and beautiful plants try this step out.


If you have up to 24 hours to remove the mosquitoes from your yard, then you should try a mosquito spray. These products are often call pretreatments. They will not kill the mosquitoes for good. But, they will clear out your yard in preparation for a party or barbeque, which is a great short-term solution this summer.

Use mosquito repelling candles

Mosquito repelling candles can also make your yard less appealing to the insects, just on a smaller scale than plants or spraying. Candles are a great option for people who like to eat outside. You can put the candle on an outdoor table and light it whenever you’re ready to sit down. Then the mosquitoes are much less likely to bother you as you eat.

Kept your yard clean and cut

Keeping your grass cut, hedges trimmed, and trees cut back will go a long way towards removing mosquitoes from your Salem and Portland yards this summer. Mosquitoes like to hide in long grass or leafy areas. Therefore, the cleaner and neater your yard stay, the less places there are for mosquitoes to hide. This will make your yard less appealing and likely get rid of a large portion of your mosquito population.


There is one final way to remove mosquitoes from your yard this summer, and that’s hiring a professional company like Squish! Pest Control. Squish! Pest Control is a locally owned and operated Salem and Portland, OR company. We have a fully trained and licensed staff, emergency service, and our results are 100% guaranteed.

Additionally, we will always provide same day mosquito removal service and offer a free quote. You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain with Squish! Pest Control. Contact us today and start enjoying your summer again.

Fully Trained&Certified Staff

When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Squish Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Squish Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Squish Pest Control.

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Josh from squish pest has been helping keep us ant free for a couple of yrs now and they are amazing always helpful if something comes up or we have any questions. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of pest control.

  • December 5th, 2019

Great locally owned service. Reliable response times. Friendly service techs.

  • January 17th, 2019

About Us

Squish Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Salem and Portland for over 8 years. Squish Pest Control is a Salem and Portland locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you. Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the books and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Squish Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Salem and Portland pest issue. Squish Pest Control provides a free quote Salem and Portland. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
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We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.


We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.


We exterminate your pest problem.