It’s that time of the year again! Mosquito Control Awareness Week! We here at Mosquito Squad not only want to help keep your yard bite free but we want you to be able to as well! We have some simple tips you can do in your own yard to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Take a look and see some common areas around homes that mosquitoes love to hang out.
You can make sure these areas don’t become mosquito hotels by following the 5 T’s!
#1: Tip – Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
#2: Toss – Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards.
#3: Turn – Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys.
#4: Tarp – If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water.
#5: Treat – Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad’s eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.
We want you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable experience in your yard. We know that mosquitoes can be annoying but they can be dangerous as well. Carrying diseases like West Nile and potentially spreading heart warms in pets, reducing your mosquito population is beneficial for all members of your family!