• Preventing Mosquitoes

    Controlling mosquitoes is all about prevention. And the very best prevention centers on getting rid of the areas where mosquitoes can breed and develop. This means finding all those areas where water accumulates. Here are some tips to help you greatly reduce your mosquito population, and the risk of disease for you and your pet.

    • Change the water in birdbaths, pet bowls and wading pools frequently — at least once a week.
    • Eliminate standing water near animal watering areas.
    • Get rid of tin cans, old tires, buckets or anything that can collect and hold water.
    • Drain or fill tree holes and stumps with sealant to prevent pools of water.
    • Check for trapped water in tarps used to cover boats or pools.
    • Irrigate your lawn and garden carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.