It says 7 tips, but it can all be really summed up in one point…standing water. Any amount of standing water, even a tiny water bottle cap, has the potential to support breeding mosquitoes. Pregnant female mosquitoes are only looking for two things. 1. Blood 2. Some water to lay their eggs.
The first and most important step in any mosquito defense program is to eliminate any and all of the standing water around your property. Those places include:
- French Drains (may need to be screened off)
- Bird baths
- Swimming Pool Equipment
- Childrens’ or Pets’ toys
- Buckets or Flower Pots
The last one, neighbors, is extremely important! You can eliminate all the standing water in your yard, but if your neighbors don’t do the same you will still be facing an onslaught of problems from their yard(s). So, please get out there and chat with your neighbors and make sure to keep all the standing water down around your property and the neighborhood. No amount of deet, or city spraying, or even companies like us treating your yard monthly will keep the mosquitoes away if you are breeding them in your yard.