How To Control Mosquito’s Around Your Home

  1. Remove their habitat (where they live and breed)
    • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
    • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
    • Drain or fill temporary pools of water with dirt.
    • Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
  2. Prevent your exposure to mosquitoes
    • Use EPA-registered mosquito repellents when necessary and follow label directions and precautions closely.
    • Use head nets, long sleeves and long pants if you venture into areas with high mosquito populations, such as salt marshes.
    • If there is a mosquito-borne disease warning in effect, stay inside during the evening when mosquitoes are active.
    • Make sure window and door screens are “bug tight.”
    • Replace your outdoor lights with yellow “bug” lights which tend to attract less mosquitoes than ordinary lights. The yellow lights are NOT repellents, however.

Neighborhoods are occasionally sprayed to prevent disease and nuisance caused by large mosquito numbers. If you have any questions about mosquitoes and their control, contact Earth Guard Pest Services At:

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