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Mosquito Bite Prevention

Mosquito Bite Prevention

The Good, the Bad and the Dangerous

 

If you’ve ever wondered which mosquito control methods work and which ones will not read on for a summary of the good, the bad and the dangerous.

 

Good Tips To Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

 

  • Spray for mosquito's, consider a natural product that is safe for people, pets and the environment. 
  • Check items near your home that can hold water (like planters, birdbaths or trash cans). Dump out the water and scrub the inside of the item.
  • Get rid of things you’re not using that can collect water (like old flower pots, buckets, tires, or old toys).
  • Fix any leaking outdoor faucets
  • Fix landscape grade to avoid any standing water on your property, ditches, and puddles are excellent places for mosquitoes to breed.
  • Clean your gutters and any drainage pipes or catch basins at least twice a year.
  • Use screens on windows and doors. 
  • Keep pools and ponds maintained.
  • Have your lawn mowed as needed to avoid having tall overgrown grass. 
  • Get a large fan for your patio or deck. Mosquitoes have weak fragile wings so they are easily swept away by changing currents.
  • Look into cedar oil. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes cedar oil as the number one biological insect control agent.
  • Increase natural mosquito predators. Bats can eat hundreds if not thousands of mosquitoes a night. So, hanging some bat houses will definitely ...
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