Mosquito Prevention and Protection
In order to be effective, mosquito control must be comprehensive. Preventative mosquito control offered by companies like ours is only a small part of being completely protected. Just remember… Drain, Dress, Defend!
DRAIN: Remove standing water from around your home. It only takes a bottle cap’s worth of standing water to cause a mosquito problem.
Common culprits that should be monitored regularly for standing water include:
- Clogged rain gutters
- Corrugated drain pipes
- Bird baths
- Pet bowls
- Trash & recycling bins
- Plant pots
- Children’s toys
DRESS: When practical, wear long pants and long sleeves. Loose-fitting, light-colored clothing is best.
Studies have shown that some mosquitoes are more attracted to dark clothing and can most readily bite through tight-fitting, loose-weave clothing.
DEFEND: Use repellent! The EPA has registered repellents that have been reviewed and approved to pose minimal risk when used properly:
- DEET (N, N-diethyl-m- toluadmide)
- Picaridin (KBR 3023)
- Oil of lemon eucalyptus (p-methan 3.8-diol, or PMD)
WANT EVEN MORE PROTECTION? ADD PROFESSIONAL MOSQUITO CONTROL.
While nothing can eliminate the threat entirely, when performed properly by trained professionals, back yard mosquito treatments can help to reduce the danger and risk posed by disease-carrying mosquitoes.
The Mosquito Authority’s Mosquito Treatment will break the mosquito life cycle and all but eliminate mosquitoes from your yard – and your life – all summer long!