How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in 3 Steps with Cedarcide, image shows two mosquitoes on human skin 

Nothing ruins outside time like mosquitoes. They leave you super itchy. They do that annoying buzzing thing in your ear. They can give your pets heartworms. They literally drink your blood—they’re the worst.

Sick of avoiding your yard because the mosquitoes have taken over? Thankfully, controlling mosquitoes and preventing their bites is simple with Cedarcide. Plus, you don’t have to expose your family or pets to harmful chemicals to get it done.

Here’s how you can get rid of mosquitoes in 3 easy steps.


There’s simply no better way to control mosquitoes and prevent potentially harmful bites than basic mosquito prevention.

It mostly comes down to limiting moisture and potential mosquito hideouts. Here’s how to do it: 

  • Lawn maintenance and what you might call “lawn hygiene” are crucial. Mosquitoes seek out spaces rich with clutter and vegetation like tall grass and shrubbery. Any unnecessary clutter that could potentially collect moisture needs to go. Equally important: regularly mow, weed-eat, and trim hedges.
  • If you have bird baths, you absolutely must clean and change their water often, at least once a week. It’s probably even better to consider draining them during the height of mosquito season (March-September).
  • Immediately repair faulty sprinklers, hoses, faucets, plumbing, drains, or anything else that can leak moisture into your lawn or garden. Otherwise, you’re just asking for mosquitoes.
  • Recreational water sources—like hot tubs, pools, artificial ponds, etc—need to be periodically cleaned and carefully maintained to discourage mosquitoes and mosquito eggs. This includes any tarps or pool covers in use, too.
  • Natural features like hollow tree stumps and ditches provide the perfect environment to foster the mosquito life cycle. Whatever the solution, find a way to remove or neutralize these mosquito hotspots.


The ultimate goal here is to make your lawn inhospitable to mosquitoes and other unwanted insects. The secret weapon? Our family-safe lawn treatment, Outdoor Bug Control, which both kills and repels mosquitoes.

Start by thoroughly spraying your entire front and backyard with Outdoor Bug Control including all shrubbery, bushes, and small trees (remember, this is where those pesky mosquitoes like to hide and breed). Repeat this process in two weeks and then move on to monthly applications afterward. For best results, apply Insect-Repelling Cedar Granules every 4–6 weeks, too.

If you live in a warmer region such as the South, applications should be done every month unless the temperature drops below freezing for more than a few weeks. If you live in a state prone to cold spells, start spraying monthly in late February or early March and then taper off in November as freezing temps return.

Because Outdoor Bug Control and Bug-Repelling Cedar Granules are plant-based and family-safe, no downtime is necessary. You, your family, and pets can enjoy your lawn right after application! 

The Cedarcide Bug-Free Lawn Kit



You’ve learned about mosquito prevention and how to treat your lawn, now it’s time for the easy part: preventing mosquito bites.

One word: Cedarcide OriginalBefore outdoor activities like dog walks, hikes, jogs, or backyard time, apply this non-toxic bug spray to you, your family, and pets to prevent mosquito and other bug bites. For best results, reapply every 5-7 hours and after getting wet. 

Cedarcide Original can also be used indoors as a non-toxic alternative to chemical-based bug sprays to kill and repel all sorts of common unwanted bugs, like fleas, ticks, ants, mites, mosquitoes, roaches, wasps and more.

 Cedarcide Original bug spray quart size for mosquitoes

Jonathan Patrick