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Mosquito Control Tips

Being a nuisance in the cities, rural and forest areas, we're sure that you would appreciate handy mosquito control tips. While we CANNOT guarantee full safety and success, these mosquito control tips are definitely worth a shot.

  • Do not allow food, trash, decaying wood, etc. to remain in or on your property.

  • Cover or seal trash tightly.

  • Do not accumulate trash or debris. Organic rubbish (leftover food, dead plants, pet litter, etc) should NOT be left overnight.

  • Keep all areas where food is prepared, stored, and served clean and free of crumbs and grease. Garbage can lids should be kept closed and secured.

  • Cut back limbs, shrubs and vines that touch or overhang your property.

  • Seal off all possible pest entry points. Close all gaps larger than 1.4 inches.

  • Note that Adulticiding and Fogging (external repellants) fend off adult mosquitoes ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. Thus, they're only efficient if you're going to host a picnic or some other outdoor event the next day. Do not expect any lasting effect from them.

  • ALL objects and areas that can contain water for over a period of days (pots, buckets, pools, old tires, rubbish bins, etc) should regularly be discarded or drained and then washed.

  • Mosquitoes are more prone in abundance to shallow and marshy areas. The best time to control them is during their larva stage.

  • Protect yourself and others from contact with any DEET pesticide (DEET is a toxic element commonly found in repellants).

  • A lot of DEET-free mosquito repellants usually are ineffective and are not long lasting. Thus, choose a natural-based repellant that prints its efficacy rates.

Most importantly, bear in mind that the variety of options and methods in the market today can ONLY reduce the number of mosquitoes breeding ON YOUR premises. The more common species of mosquitoes can migrate several miles from where it developed. Therefore, don't' be surprised if you're still troubled by mosquitoes migrating into your home from adjacent areas.

 

 




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